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Mena Emblem Club Donates to CASA

Mena Emblem Club members pictured from left to right: Lean White, President, Sheila Prestenback, State President, Judy Broyles, Judy Johncox, and Beth Scott presented a donation to Renee Hendrix of CASA of the Ouachitas to spread the joy of Christmas gifts for the children in the CASA program.

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Mena Police Dept. to Hold Fundraiser for CASA of the Ouachitas

On September 10th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Mena Police and Fire Departments are teaming up for a fundraising carwash for CASA of the Ouachitas. CASA provides advocates for children within the foster system, giving those kids a consistent relationship with someone while they are in the system and after they go back home as well. This carwash ...

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Mena Emblem Club Shows Support for CASA

Mena Emblem Club #470 recently made a donation to CASA of the Ouachitas, who advocate for children in foster care. Lena White, Sheila Prestenback, and Judy Broyles, Drug Awareness Committee Chairman, all of Mena Emblem Club #470, presented the check to Cynthia Martin of CASA. Martin stated that the donation will enable CASA to better advocate for the abused and ...

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Mayor Proclaims April as Child Abuse Awareness Month

Mayor George McKee recently signed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Awareness Month in Polk County. CASA joined with DHS, Andy Riner, Elena Cannon and Krisiti Schuller to bring public awareness to this heartbreaking, on-going issue. “Child abuse casts a shadow that will last a lifetime. Please join our cause and lets stand up for children, there is no ...

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New CASA Volunteer Sworn-In

The Honorable Judge Ryan swore in a new CASA Volunteer on March 14, 2016. JoAnna DesJardins will be an advocate for children in Polk County. CASA is a non-profit organization where volunteers are appointed by the Judge to be the voice for foster children. The mission of CASA of Ouachita Region is to provide trained community volunteers to represent the ...

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Mena Emblem Club Donates to CASA

Mena Emblem Club made a donation to the CASA organization.  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is an organization that gives support to children placed in the Foster Care program. Drug Awareness chairman Judy Broyles explains, “Many of these cases have the root cause as drug abuse. We would like to commend the CASA program for always providing a voice for the ...

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CASA to Hold First Annual Turkey Shoot

CASA of the Ouachitas is having a fundraiser this weekend that you don’t want to miss. CASA is a foster child advocate group where volunteers spend their days making sure that foster children get the love and care they need. CASA’s first annual Turkey Shoot is the perfect way to get your guns sited in for the upcoming hunting season, ...

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Wings of Love Event to be Held Saturday

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of the Ouachita Region will have a “Wings of Love” event Saturday, July 19, in Janssen Park from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., or until the wings run out. The friendly competition will be a buffalo wing cook-off between Phyllis Bell and Drew Fox. Both are hailed as having the best buffalo wings in the ...

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CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ouachita Region

BY JACLYN ROSE – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Ouachita Region is a special organization with a special mission: to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system.  With the belief that every child is entitled to a safe, permanent home, they recruit, train and supervise volunteers to serve as a child’s ...

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