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July, 2019

  • 31 July

    Mena Schools Reinvest School Funds

    (MENA)  Members of the Mena School Board accepted bids on whom to place their Certificate of Deposit accounts with. Board members Kyle Cannon and Phillip Wilson recused themselves from the process, due to conflicts of interest and left the room while their fellow board members considered the three bids. The district received bids from Union Bank of Mena, Diamond Bank ...

  • 24 July

    Jones Resigns As HSU President

    (ARKADELPHIA)  Embattled Henderson State University President Glen Jones announced his resignation on Friday. Hours later, Henderson and Arkansas State University announced moves that may be a prelude to the Arkadelphia campus becoming an ASU branch. Jones’ departure follows a no-confidence vote of 129-6.from HSU faculty. HSU has been in a cash crisis due primarily, Jones said, to poor collection of ...

  • 24 July

    LDES Students To Receive Free School Supplies

    (MENA)  Students at Louise Durham Elementary School in Mena will get to partake of FREE School Supplies when they attend Open House that is scheduled in a few weeks. Pre Kindergarten registration will take place on Friday, August 2nd, Kindergarten students will register on Monday, August 5th, 2nd Grade will register on Tuesday, August 6th and First Graders will register ...

  • 24 July

    FBC Hosting a Home School Curriculum Fair

    (MENA)  The Home Educators Devoted To Godly Education (HEDGE) will host a home school curriculum fair on Monday, August 5th from 5 to 7pm at the First Baptist Church in Mena. If you have been considering home schooling your kids; but, don’t know where to begin, this curriculum fair should answer those questions. Abeka, Polk County Virtual Academy and Alpha ...

  • 24 July

    MSD Accepting Transfer Applications

    (MENA)  If you live outside the Mena School District and your child wants to be a Bearcat, or if you missed the school choice deadline, there are some important dates coming up that you need to know about. Applications for student transfers will be accepted Monday, July 29th thru Monday, August 12th. You may fill out an application at the ...

  • 24 July

    UA – Rich Mountain Enters Into An Agreement With City of Mena

    (MENA)  Mena City Council created a resolution that will authorize Mayor Seth Smith and City Clerk / Treasurer Linda Rexroad to enter into an agreement with the University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain for the use of facilities at Lee MacMillan Park. The university will lease the baseball and softball fields, in addition to the use of the tennis courts ...

  • 17 July

    Barracudas Participate In Swim Meet In Pine Bluff

    (MENA)  The Mean Barracudas Swim Team travelled to Pine Bluff on July 13th for a meet in their new aquatics facility. In the 10 and Under Boys category, Ayden Dong placed 3rd in the 50 Yard Backstroke, 6th in the 50 Yard Breaststroke and 2nd in the 50 Yard Freestyle. Ryan Jiang placed 1st in the 50 Yard Backstroke, 1st ...

  • 17 July

    Polk County 4-Hers Learn Etiquette

    The Polk County Extension Office recently hosted an etiquette workshop for area 4-H members and guests. The 4-Hers learned many life skills, through hands-on activities, including: how to introduce guests, how to write a thank your note, proper dress, presentation do’s and do nots, cell phone and social media etiquette, proper dining skills and manners. The youth got to practice ...

  • 17 July

    No Open Toe or Open Heel Shoes at One Arkansas District

    (JACKSONVILLE)  The Jacksonville  – North Pulaski School District has recently adjusted their dress code that has irked some. The new dress code is to be implemented in the 2019-2020 school year. According to the school district’s Facebook page, students in the 6th through the 12th Grades, will no longer be allowed to wear open toe or open heel shoes, like ...

  • 17 July

    UA – Rich Mountain To Add Choir Program

    (MENA)  The ever-growing campus of the University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain has announced that the school will be adding Choir to its vast list of offerings beginning in the Fall 2019 session.