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December, 2017

  • 21 December

    Acorn Elementary Hosts Spelling Bee

    Acorn Elementary held their annual Spelling Bee for students in 1st thru 3rd grades last week. Winners will move on to the Polk County Spelling Bee, a competition between students from Cossatot River, Ouachita River, and Mena School Districts. Winners from Acorn Elementary are pictured: 1st Grade winners (front row): 1st Place-Drew Mabry, 2nd Place-Cavan Reynolds, 3rd Place-Avery Singleton. 2nd ...

  • 20 December

    Acorn Elementary Announces November Students of the Month

    The November Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School were chosen due to having displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement, and good attendance. Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises provided lunch and games. Pictured are: Front Row: Janice Gonzalez, 1st grade, granddaughter of Joe and Zula Hale; Jozie Daniels, Kindergarten, daughter of Jon and Lisa Daniels; Bailey ...

  • 20 December

    Acorn High School Announces Students of the Month

    The Acorn High School Faculty has chosen the following students for the October 2017 Students of the Month: 7th Grade: Braven Rodgers, son of Scott & Teresa Rodgers; 8th Grade: Abbi McCarroll, daughter of Clint & Tracy McPherson and Chris McCarroll; 9th Grade: Tyler Smedley, son of Jimmy Smedley; 10th Grade: Makenna Goss, daughter of Greg & Kim Goss; 11th ...

  • 20 December

    December Students of the Month Announced by Acorn Elementary

    The December Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School were chosen having displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance. Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises provided lunch and games. Pictured are: Front Row: Keaton Shores, Kindergarten, son of Cody and Chelsee Shores; Gabriel Elizalde, Kindergarten, son of Salvador and Stephanie Elizalde; Drew Mabry, 1st grade, ...

  • 15 December

    School Lunch Menus: December 18-22, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: Manager’s Choice Lunch: Manager’s Choice Tuesday Breakfast: Manager’s Choice Lunch: Manager’s Choice Cossatot River School District: Monday Breakfast: Variety cereal, graham cracker, waffle w/ syrup, fruit, gogurt, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Chicken crispito, chicken fajitas, cilantro/lime rice, pinto beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. High School: Chicken crispito, chicken fajitas, pizza, cilantro/lime rice, pinto beans, fruit, salad ...

  • 8 December

    School Lunch Menus: December 11-16, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: PreK: Pancake Wrap, fruit, milk. K-12 Grade: Variety cereal, pancake wrap syrup, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: PreK: Popcorn chicken, fries, pinto beans, fruit, milk. Elementary: Fish sticks, popcorn chicken, roll, fries, pinto beans, fruit, milk, salad bar. Middle & High School: Fish sticks, popcorn chicken, potato bar, toll, fries, pinto beans, fruit, milk, salad ...

  • 6 December

    Local Youth Inducted into Purple Circle

    Two Polk County youth have been inducted into Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Purple Circle Club – Dillon Gurley and Brandi Frachiseur. Gurley, of Grannis, was inducted for having the Grand Champion Berkshire Boar at the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show. Frachiseur is also of Grannis and was inducted for having the Senior Exotic Breeding Beef Showmanship at the Arkansas State ...

  • 6 December

    Mena High School Choir to Host Christmas Concert This Week

    The Mena High School Choral Music Department will present their annual Christmas concert on Thursday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school performing arts center.  The program will feature the musical talents of the Sixth Grade Choir, Middle School Choir, Spotlight Singers, and the Bearcat Chorus.  All choirs are under the direction of Ferroll “Tammy” Taylor.

  • 6 December

    Cossatot River High Music Dept to Present Christmas Concert

    The Cossatot River High School Music Dept will present their Christmas concert  on Monday, December 11, 2017 in the Holbert Auditorium in Wickes.  The band concert will begin at 6:00 featuring the 7th/8th grade Beginning Band and then the Senior band.  The band is under the direction of Emily Huckaby. The choir concert will follow at 7:30 under the direction ...

  • 6 December

    Acorn Choir to Host Christmas Concert

    Acorn Music Director Valerie Couch has announced two upcoming performance of the growing choir and music programs. The Acorn Choir concert will be held December 11th beginning at 7 p.m. in the Mary Fryar-Davis Gymnasium. Performing first will be the 5th and 6th grades followed by the high school choir, who will be performing their musical, Christmas Time is Here. ...