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March, 2019

  • 27 March

    Acorn Jr. High and High School 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

    A’s & B’s  2018-2019 7th Grade: Kenzie Daniels Payton Davis Rayden Laird Nicholas McCourtney Kayleigh Pool Sean Rios Ava Smith-Hawley Annabella Tedder Sarah Tedder 8th Grade: Brookelyn Goss Kaelin Harding Reed McGee Addyson Prewett Lori Richardson Gavin Strother Rachael Weddle Addison Wood 9th Grade: Damian Bohlman Huy Huynh Josh Tilley Riley Weddle 10th Grade: Emmy Goss Corryn Holland Halli Holland ...

  • 27 March

    State Takes Control of Eastern Arkansas School District

    (MARIANNA)  The Arkansas Board of Education on Monday voted to assume control of the Marianna-based Lee County School District, immediately removing Superintendent Elizabeth Johnson and the district’s School Board. The 8-0 vote followed the Education Board’s initial decision Monday to place the Lee County district and Lee County High School on probation for violating state accreditation standards that require maintenance ...

  • 20 March

    Caddo Hills High Senior Wraylin Rose Phillips Gets Good Citizen Award

    MENA, AR –  Thursday, February 21, 2019, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) James K. Polk Chapter selected Caddo Hills High School senior Wraylin Rose Phillips as first-place winner in a Good Citizen Program and Scholarship contest.  Phillip’s essay was entitled “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It:  What new challenges will America face as ...

  • 20 March

    CRSD (Vandervoort Elementary campus) celebrated Read Across America

    CRSD (Vandervoort Elementary campus) celebrated Read Across America the week of February 25-March 4, 2019.  A contest was held to see which class could read the most books. The students read a total of 7155 books! The teacher of the winning class that read the most had to “battle” our principal, Mrs. Joiner!  We also had a parade with the ...

  • 20 March

    Mena Choirs Achieve High Marks At Henderson State

    The Mena High School and Middle School choirs recently participated in region choral performance assessment at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The MHS BearCat Chorus earned an Division II Excellent ratings in Performance and in Sight Reading. The Mena Middle School Choir received Division II Excellent in Performance and a Division I Superior rating in Sight Reading. This is ...

  • 20 March


    By: Sam Jordan (MENA) The Mena School District met on Thursday night, March 14th at the Administration Building in downtown Mena and accepted the resignation of Assistant Superintendent Jeannie Smith. Smith was actually given a final opportunity of rescinding her impending retirement from the district. This is Smith’s second stint in that position. Smith will be replaced by Paulette Sherrer, ...

  • 20 March

    Bucks XCountry Trio Named SCHOLAR ALL AMERICANS by NJCAA

    [March 14, 2019 | Mena, Ark.] The NJCAA XCountry Coaches Association has named three Bucks XCountry athletes as Scholar All Americans. UA Rich Mountain Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson and XCountry Coach Samantha Shores surprised Marlenne Mendez, Miriam Mendez, and Alisa Kimble with the presentation of their plaques Thursday. Despite the high demands of the XCountry program, this trio maintained GPAs ...

  • 20 March

    Recipients of the Mena Regional Auxiliary Scholarships Announced

    The Mena Regional Auxiliary recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to five students who are pursuing a career in the medical field.  A record number of applicants was received for the spring scholarship program.  The mission of the Mena Regional Auxiliary is to assist the hospital in providing outstanding service to the community, managing and staffing the hospital gift shop, assisting through ...

  • 20 March

    Cossatot River School District Proposed Budget of Expenditures

  • 13 March

    Vacca Named National Geographic GeoBee Arkansas State Semifinalist

    Sophia Vacca, daughter of Scott and Ashley Vacca, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Arkansas State Competition. The contest will be held at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway on Friday, March 29, 2019. Sophia is a 7th grader at Mena ...