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April, 2017

  • 13 April

    Cossatot River High Music Department to Present Spring Concert

    SUBMITTED – The Cossatot River High School Music Dept will present their spring concert, A Night at the Movies, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  The choir portion of the concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the band concert following at 7:30 p.m. in the Holbert Auditorium in Wickes, AR.  Featured in the band concert will be 7th and 8th ...

  • 13 April

    Vandervoort Elementary’s Annual Soft Seven Tournament

    Vandervoort Elementary held its annual multiplication Soft Seven tournament on Friday, April 7. Soft Seven is a fun, competitive, self-paced math fact fluency computer game. It is as engaging as it is challenging. Vandervoort uses Soft Seven as a tool to increase ability, confidence, interest and scores in mathematics. The top 28 students in 3rd through 6th grade competed for ...

  • 13 April

    Arbor Day Program for Fourth Graders

    The Rich Mountain Conservation District, the Arkansas Forestry Commission, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, team up each year to educate Polk County’s fourth grade students about Arbor Day.  Arbor Day is held the 3rd Monday in March in the state of Arkansas.  It is a day set aside to encourage people to plant and care for trees.  Students learned ...

  • 13 April

    Mena resident graduates from University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK, AR (03/30/2017)– Lee Smith of Mena, AR, recently graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The fall 2016 commencement ceremony was held Dec. 17, 2016, in the UA Little Rock Jack Stephens Center. With about 11,000 students and 100 programs, UA Little Rock offers learning, research, service, social and career opportunities that can only be found ...

  • 13 April

    Acorn High School’s Students of the Month

    The Acorn High School Faculties have chosen students for the March Students of the Month program. The following students were chosen in each grade: 6th Grade, Dakota Sullivan, son of Shelby and Jennifer Sullivan; 7th Grade, Andi Bates, daughter of Billy Bates; 8th Grade, Halli Holland, daughter of Steven and Samantha Holland; 9th Grade, Mercedes Mowdy, daughter of Elvy and ...

  • 13 April

    Acorn Music Department to Host Dinner Theatre

    SUBMITTED – The Acorn High School Music Department will be hosting a dinner theater on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th. Choir students will be performing your favorite Disney songs while the band students serve a delicious spaghetti dinner with garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Seating is limited so please reserve your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets will ...

  • 13 April

    Cossatot Soccer Teams Continue Winning Streak

    BY EASTON LEONARD – The Cossatot River High School boys soccer team has now won their first six games of the season. Cossatot defeated the Mena Bearcats on April 4th, by a score of 5-4. The Eagles took on the Arkadelphia Badges on Tuesday night and will travel to Nashville to take on the Scrappers on the 14th. The Cossatot ...

  • 6 April

    Acorn Music Department to Host Dinner Theatre

    The Acorn High School Music Department will be hosting a dinner theater on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th. Choir students will be performing your favorite Disney songs, while the band students serve a delicious spaghetti dinner with garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Seating is limited, so please reserve your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets will be paid ...

  • 6 April

    MHS Quiz Bowl Advances to State Tournament

    By Shreetika Gyanwali – (SUBMITTED BY: MHS Bear Facts) The Mena High School Quiz Bowl team qualified to compete in the state tournament in in Dardanelle, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, after attending the regional tournament at Ashdown on March 10. They received a trophy for placing second out of seven total teams that competed in regionals. They faced Ashdown, ...

  • 6 April

    Land and Forestry Contest Held at Gillham Lake

    The Rich Mountain Conservation District along with the Cossatot Conservation Districted hosted a land and forestry judging contest for high school teams on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  The contest was held at the Gillham Lake Corps of Engineer building and Little Coon Creek Campground.  Teams from as far as Clinton, AR attended this year.  There were a total of 142 ...