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December, 2017

  • 1 December

    School Lunch Menus: December 4-8, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: PreK: Breakfast pizza, fruit milk. K-12 Grade: Variety cereal, breakfast pizza, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: PreK: Cheeseburger, fries, fruit, milk. Elementary: BBQ chicken sandwich, cheeseburger, fries, fruit, milk, salad bar. Middle & High School: BBQ chicken sandwich, cheeseburger, potato bar, fries, fruit, milk, salad bar. Tuesday Breakfast: PreK: Variety cereal, fruit milk. K-12 Grade: ...

November, 2017

  • 29 November

    Vandervoort Spelling Bee Winners

    Students at Vandervoort Elementary competed November 16th to respresent their school in the Polk County Spelling Bee. Pictured: Back L to R: Ayla Elder, Elijah Smith, Wyatt Gunn, Bradley Wade Front L to R: Illiana Diaz, Saphina Zimmerman, Cambree Manning, Brody Creel, Rylee Manning, Elijah Owens, Jade Watkins, Adan Garcia

  • 29 November

    UARM’s Meet the Staff

    Charla Hollin joined the UA Rich Mountain family as a faculty member in January 1992. As the Allied Health Division Chair, she oversees the CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), LPN (Licensed Practical Nursing), and RN (Registered Nursing) programs. Some of the accomplishments she is most proud of in her career at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain are expanding the LPN ...

  • 29 November

    UARM’s Meet the Staff

    This year, Brandon celebrates his 10th year anniversary at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain. For five of those years, he worked in his current position as the Outreach Representative with the Talent Search TRiO Program. For the first two years he worked at the College, he held a position in the Arkansas Career Pathways Program and has held the ...

  • 29 November

    Wickes Elementary’s Star Students of the Month

    Wickes Elementary has selected their Star Students of the month, the following students were chosen: Front row (l-r): Elizabeth Goethals, Melenie Flores, Hector Marrufo, Carter Hexamer, Alisson Avila, Jessie Bailey, and Crystal Ruiz; Middle row (l-r): Melanie Hernandez, Jareli Herrera, Veronica Alarcon, Alexander Aguilar, and Kaleb Olalde; Back row (l-r): Brody Bailey, Madison Linker, Aylin Ortega, and Diana Munoz. Not ...

  • 15 November

    Bearcats Host Post Season Awards Banquet

    BY EASTON LEONARD – On Sunday, November 12th, the Mena Bearcats senior high football team hosted their post season awards banquet at First Baptist Church in Mena. Cody Bollmeyer was awarded the 7th grade Defensive MVP, Noah Defrenchi won the 7th grade Offensive MVP award, and Jayden Felix won the 7th grade Overall MVP award. For the Junior High team ...

  • 15 November

    UA Rich Mountain Students Learn About Financial Planning

    On November 9th, UA Rich Mountain students enrolled in the Personal Finance class, taught by Lisa Rackley, were provided “real world” experience by guest speaker, Ginger Sterner. Ginger is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones Investments and her office is located in the Northside Shopping Center in Mena. Topics presented included: personal investments, buying stocks and mutual funds, Wall Street, ...

  • 15 November

    Mena Middle Competes in Ashdown Quiz Bowl

    The Mena Middle School GT class competed in the Ashdown Invitational Quiz Bowl on Wednesday, November 8th.  The students were undefeated throughout the competition and wrapped up the day with a 1st place finish for the event. The 6th Grade Team is pictured: (Back, L to R) Maddox Medlin, Amy Gragg, Jocelyn Biard, Heidi Wells, Hailey Emerson, Hudson Vacca, Sophia ...

  • 15 November

    Holly Harshman Competes in Quiz Bowl

    Holly Harshman Elementary 4th graders competed in the Ashdown Invitational Quiz Bowl on Thursday, November 9th, against eight other teams. They were undefeated all day and went on to capture 1st place for the competition. Pictured: (Back Row, Left to Right) Dax McMellon, Lynlee Cook, Braxton McMillan, Eli Swall; (Middle, Left to Right) Jake Sherer, Makenzie Vega, Denton Warner; (Front Row, ...

  • 15 November

    Acorn Elementary Announces October Students of the Month

    Ouachita River School District has announced their October Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School.  Students chosen have 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: Troy Huff, Kindergarten, son of William Huff; Kasen Strother, 1st grade, son of Dakota and Kala ...