BY MELANIE BUCK –
Lauren Frost has been named as the county’s new 4-H Program Assistant. Frost is a Mena native, graduated from Mena High School, is a Rich Mountain Community College alumni, and holds a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from Henderson University. “I worked at Henderson for a year, got married, and moved to northwest Arkansas for nine years,” said Frost.
Frost recently moved back home with her husband, Shane Frost, who works at Farm Bureau, and her four-year old son, Barrett, and is looking forward to the exciting new changes and opportunities in her new position. “Moving back here, I was looking for an opportunity and this presented itself. I thought it would be an exciting change and something different from what I have been doing the past nine years. I think it’s a great way to get involved with the community and help kids become productive and awesome young adults.”
County Extension Agent Carla Vaught said they are excited to have Lauren and look forward to her bringing fresh ideas into the program. Lauren will work a lot with the youth of the county through 4-H and school programs. “I will be assisting Carla with the programs that the extension office offers for the kids. I will also be working with the schools and with programs in the community.”