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SAU Fall Commencement 2017

MAGNOLIA, AR (01/03/2018)– Southern Arkansas University recogized more than 500 graduates with degrees at the fall commencement ceremony on December 8, 2017. Honorees from this area included: Kylie Coker graduated with a Bachelor of Science. Coker is from Mena, and was a Psychology major in the College of Liberal and Performing Arts. Chance Dearing graduated with a Bachelor of Science. ...

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Acorn 3rd Graders Learn Science and Art at Crystal Bridges

On December 11, Acorn Elementary third graders boarded a charter bus from Little Rock Tours and travelled to Crystal Bridges Art Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, to learn about science and art. Upon arrival on this warm December day, the group walked the Nature Trail across rock bridges over natural “crystal” clear springs.  They also walked the Art Trail to experience ...

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Acorn Elementary Announces Perfect Attendance

The following students had perfect attendance for the 1st Semester at the Acorn Campus of the Ouachita River School District:  Bailey Andrews, Emma Arnold, Mason Cearley, Christian Christiana, Karma Christiana, Reily Crabtree, Dawson Davis, Duncan Dill, Randy Dill Ricky Holliday, Jackson Lott, Drew Mabry, Gracie Mabry, Natalie Mabry, Caleigh Moore, Levi Neufeld, Kylee Parnell, Ace Sarabia, Gage Sarabia, Hailee Shores, ...

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Acorn Honor Roll

2nd Grade All A’s: Drake Anglin, Paisley Burger, Jacob Hostetler, Jaylen McQueen, Shawn Posey, Beau Rodgers, Zeppelin Smith, Payson Belcher, Adalyn Bohlman, Sophia Cummings, Julia Dan, Caiden Hicks, Addisyn Ledbetter, Gavin McKee, Shelby Rusert, Jonathan Varnado, Keelie Bohanan, Nevaeh Daugherty, Ashlin Ford, Grace Freitag, Jaycelin Gardner, Bricen Green 2nd Grade All A’s and B’s: Karson Attebery, Emele Caldwell, Addison Sipe, Jillian ...

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Rotarians Continue Support of Literacy with Gift to County Libraries

SUBMITTED – On December 28th, the Rotary Club of Polk County/Mena provided over 170 nominee and award-winning books to each of the Polk County branch libraries. On hand for the distribution event included Rotarians from the Polk County/Mena Rotary Club; Polk County Librarian Mary Renick; Brenda Miner, UA Rich Mountain Director of Library Services & Ouachita Mountains Regional Librarian; and ...

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Farringer Chosen to Lead the Queen

BY MELANIE WADE – Mike Farringer has been promoted to the superintendent position at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Farringer has served in several capacities during his 18-year career at the Arkansas State Parks service, from park ranger to assistant superintendent and Park Superintendent at Cane Creek and for the last five years, Park Superintendent at Cossatot River State Park. “Mike ...

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Farm Bureau Welcomes Two New Agents

BY LEANN DILBECK – Polk County Farm Bureau Agency Manager Tony Hooper has announced the addition of two new agents, Nathan Fowler and Nikki Cureton. Fowler is a 2007 graduate of Mena High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech and an MBA from Columbia Southern University. Prior to joining the Farm Bureau family, Fowler worked as the ...

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Acorn’s Keith Willsey Track to be Resurfaced

BY LEANN DILBECK – Not only will the Acorn track bear a new name this spring, but it will also be resurfaced following board approval during a special called meeting of the Ouachita River School District on January 4. The board approved the purchase of $19,248.30 for material from American Recycling to resurface the Keith Willsey Track located on the ...

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Mandy Parks Photography – Capturing Proof of Unforgettable Moments

BY LEANN DILBECK – A well-known American photographer, Aaron Siskind, once said, “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything,” and no one can probably attest to that more than one local photographer, Mandy Parks. “I was widowed in ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 25-31, 2017

December 25, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Polk 18 near Cove.  Deputy responded.  Complainant refused to press charges. December 26, 2017 Report from complainant on Highway 8 West near Rocky of the break-in and theft of jewelry, valued at $600.00.  Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Lark Lane near Board Camp of a bullet hole in an exterior wall ...

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