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Double Header This Week at OLT!

Friends and members of OLT have a rare opportunity to experience not one, but two exciting events for the public in the same week.  First, on Wednesday, January 10th at 6:30 p.m., a free movie party will be hosted by Ouachita Little Theatre. The feature will be one of the most famously popular and critically acclaimed movies of all time, ...

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Portrait of Arkansas

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The February Exhibit at Mena Art Gallery will be An Artist’s Portrait of Arkansas, the Natural State. Each artist will find something that means “Arkansas” to them and that will be the subject of their work. Entries can be in any media: Paintings, photographs, drawings, pen and ink, and three-dimensional work will be included. This will ...

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UARM MEET OUR STAFF: Jeanette Berry

Jeanette will celebrate her 20th year anniversary as a member of the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain family this year. The first year she started at UA Rich Mountain she worked in the business office then moved into the TRiO programs following that year. She has held positions within the TRiO programs that include Educational Talent Search and Educational Opportunity Center. ...

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UARM’s Meet the Faculty: Dr. Gaumani Gyanwali

In the fall of 2014, Dr. Gaumani Gyanwali joined as a faculty member of the UA Rich Mountain family. His responsibilities include teaching the physical sciences as well as serving in an advising role to the UA Rich Mountain Science Club membership. His formal education accomplishments include; completing high school at the Pashupati Mitra School in Kathmandu, Nepal; receiving a ...

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Legion Auxiliary Provides Support to UARM Foundation

On December 19th, the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 18 presented the UA Rich Mountain Foundation with a donation for scholarships. The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 18 is a non-profit organization comprised of women or their descendants, of men who have served in the military during periods of war. The organization provides community service, conducts fundraisers, supports Girls’ State delegates, lobbies ...

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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 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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