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March, 2019

  • 13 March

    Passing It Forward

    A Classmates Caring Heart Touches Fellow Classmate  Thanks to a caring classmate a senior at Caddo Hills High School in Norman is getting around much easier these days. Brandon Qualls had been using a manual wheelchair, but his classmate, Tanner Wilson, wanted to change that. So Tanner worked a part time job and saved money for two years. On February ...

  • 13 March

    Wickes Straight Shooters Middle School Archery Team Qualified for Nationals

    Congratulations to the Wickes Straight Shooters Middle School Archery team! They competed in the State Archery Tournament on Friday, March 1, in Hot Springs. The Straight Shooters qualified for Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, with an overall score of 3006! The Cossatot River School District is proud of all their hard work and look forward to supporting them as they compete in ...

  • 12 March

    Mumps Outbreak Results In Cossatot River Cancelling School This Week

    (COVE) The Cossatot River School District has decided to close all of the district schools and facilities, due to a Mumps outbreak, for the remainder of this week. The school dismissed students at 2pm  on Tuesday. With the closure, students, staff and other personnel will be out of school for the remainder of the week and with Spring Break being ...

  • 11 March

    2018 – 2019 Arkansas All State & All Tournament Basketball Stars Announced

    (LITTLE ROCK) The Arkansas Activities Association announced on Monday, March 11th, the 2018-2019 Arkansas All State Basketball Players and the All Tournament Team. Representing the Polk County schools were Connor Harvey of Mena in 4A Boys Basketball. Trenton Rosson of Cossatot River in 2A Boys. Ashlen Gonzalez of Cossatot River was selected for 2A Girls honors. Meanwhile, Madison Smith of ...

  • 11 March

    Mena Spotlight Singers To Perform In Branson This Weekend

    (Submitted) The Mena High School Spotlight Singers will perform in Branson, Missouri on Saturday, March 16. The auditioned ensemble will star as the opening act for the Legends in Concert show at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.  The Spotlight Singers will take the stage at 7:25 PM and will entertain the audience with a 30-minute program of a cappella music. ...

  • 11 March

    Mena Choirs Achieve High Marks At Henderson State

    (MENA) 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 ...

  • 6 March

    Acorn Preschoolers Learn About Construction

    Mrs. Kim & Mrs. Amanda’s classes from Acorn Preschool recently studied a theme on “Construction” and invited Andy Boyd from the Acorn community into the classroom to share his knowledge about tools. The children (ages 3-5 yr. olds) enjoyed getting to hold the tools and to be able to learn what each tool’s purpose is and how it helps to ...

  • 6 March

    Legislature Proposed to Increase Recess Time in Arkansas Elementary Schools

    Lawmakers in Little Rock are discussing a bill that would change how much time students spend outside the classroom and on the playground. The proposed bill looks to set a minimum number on the amount of time kids spend at recess in Arkansas elementary schools. The bill would affect public schools only. The bill would set a minimum of forty ...

February, 2019

  • 27 February

    Dallas Avenue Dental Care Advocates for Dental Health Among Area Youths

    February is Dental Health Month and in order to educate kids more on the importance of Dental Health, the Vandervoot Elementary Preschool and ABC Preschool students visited Dallas Avenue Dental Care. The Dentist talked to the students about taking care of their teeth and gums and why brushing twice a day is very important to their health. The presenter was ...

  • 27 February

    Single Parent Scholarship Awarded to Stephanie Abbott

    Single Parent Scholarship recipient Stephanie Abbott receives the Rotary Club of Polk County/Mena $500 contribution to the scholarship fund from Rotary President Michael Cate. In presenting the check, Cate noted that Rotary has supported the scholarship fund since the club’s formation in 2000. “When we see how hard recipients like Stephanie, we consider it a privilege to be able to ...