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September, 2017

  • 1 September

    Mena Public Schools Welcome New Employees

    Mena Public Schools would like to welcome their new employees for the 2017-2018 school year. Louise Durham Elementary introduces Charmaine Martin and Sara Parsons. Mena Middle School’s newest members are Paul Hooper, Heather Goss, Chad Simpson. Mena High is also proud to welcome Chad Simpson, along with Sadeidre Smith, Emily Randall, Allyssa Hostetler, Cindy Standridge, Gerrie Krudwig, and Macklin Chermak.

  • 1 September

    Vandervoort Elementary to Honor Grandparents

    SUBMITTED – Vandervoort Elementary would like to honor their grandparents with “Goodies for Grandparents”. On September 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m,. grandparents can meet with their grandchildren for cookies and punch in the cafeteria. The school will have someone available to take pictures if you would like to have a picture made with your grandchildren. “Grandparents play an important role in ...

August, 2017

  • 29 August

    Cossatot River School District & K-12 Culinary Connection Partner

    Cossatot River School District and K-12 Culinary Connection have partnered for the 2017-2018 school year, and their goal is to provide more choices and better quality food for your students. Along with these new and tasty options, we are providing a la carte items for high school students like Gatorade, water, and chips. Prices for these items are: Gatorade: $1.00; ...

  • 29 August

    Jones Inducted into Leadership and Honors Organization

    Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce that Keeley Jones of Mena, Ark., has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the University of Central Arkansas. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, ...

  • 28 August

    School Lunch Menus: August 28 – September 1, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday: Breakfast: Variety cereal, pancake on a stick w/ syrup, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary – Orange chicken, beef stir fry w/ vegetables, fried rice, egg roll, fruit, salad bar, juice, milk. High School – Orange chicken, beef stir fry w/ vegetables, baked potato bar, or pizza, fried rice, egg roll, fruit, salad bar, juice, milk. Tuesday: ...

  • 24 August

    Acorn Elementary to Host BEAR Family Night

    BY MELANIE WADE – Science Education Consultant and Project Wild facilitator, Kathy Rusert, has announced that Acorn Schools will coordinate with Arkansas Game and Fish to sponsor a BEAR (Be Excited About Reading) Family Night. Be Excited About Reading will be for students in grades K-3rd and their parents. Participants will rotate through four stations: Bear Habitats in Arkansas, led by ...

  • 22 August

    UA Rich Mountain Hosts Solar Eclipse Viewing

    The first day of class for UA Rich Mountain on August 21st began with a major celebration and created “umbraphiles” of those in attendance. Approximately 200 students, faculty, and staff gathered for a solar eclipse watch party on the quad at the Ouachita Center on the UA Rich Mountain campus. NASA approved solar viewing glasses were purchased for students, and Mrs. ...

  • 9 August

    Alley Family Establishes Foundation Scholarship

    Since 2010, David Alley has served on the RMCC Foundation Board of Directors and he and his wife Kay made the decision to support an annual scholarship to assist UA Rich Mountain students in allied health programs achieve their educational and career goals. David and Kay Alley retired to Mena in 1995. During their careers, David worked as an accountant ...

July, 2017

  • 26 July

    UA Rich Mountain Machine Tool Tech Student Places in National Competition

    The week of June 19, 2017, University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Machine Tool Technology student, Tyler Young, competed and placed 8th in CNC Milling at the SkillsUSA National Competition held in Louisville, Kentucky. This is the second year in a row that a UA Rich Mountain student has placed in the top ten in the SkillsUSA National Competition. NIDEC Motor Corporation ...

  • 26 July

    2017 UA Rich Mountain Practical Nursing Capping Ceremony

    On Thursday, June 29th, the 2017 University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Practical Nursing Capping Ceremony was held at the Ouachita Center on the Mena campus.  Chancellor Phillip Wilson welcomed a record crowd and the 2017 LPN Class of 25 students to the ceremony. Pyke Bobo, CRNA for Mena Regional Health System, was chosen by the LPN students as this year’s ...