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MHS Bearcat Chorus, Spotlight Singers Earn Superior Ratings

BY TAMMY TAYLOR – The Mena High School Bearcat Chorus and Spotlight Singers participated in Region 3 Choral Performance Assessment on Thursday, February 22.  The event was held at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. The assessment requires singing three prepared pieces of music, one of which must be a cappella, in front of three judges.  After performance of the prepared ...

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Wickes Elementary December Star Students

Wickes Elementary has announced their Star Students for the month of December 2017. Pictured are: Front Row (L-R) Jenna Trinidad, Jacqueline Teodoro, Allison Perez, Jesus Ruiz, and Jonny Aguilar; Middle Row (L-R) Citlally Ruiz, Leslie Esquivel, Kaydince Gray, and Fernando Cortes; Back Row (L-R) Jackson Dering, Emanuel Trinidad, Maria Perez, Nicole Martinez, Korey Wheeler, and Hayden Watson. Not Pictured: Jaynee ...

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Local Special Needs Support Group Finds Commonality in Others

BY MELANIE BUCK – A local area special needs group is available to parents across the county and member, Amanda Posey, said the group welcomes any family who wishes to join, regardless of their child’s age. B.A.S.E. – Building, Accepting, Supporting, and Educating – is a group that formed in April 2015 and officially became a non-profit organization in July ...

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Young Inducted into Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame

BY LEANN DILBECK – U.S. Navy (Ret.) Captain Bob Young was inducted into the Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame on November 5 during their sixth annual banquet.  He, along with 14 other veterans, were honored for their acts of bravery and commitment to protecting their fellow U.S. soldiers and citizens. Young was awarded the Defense Superior Service medal, three ...

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Mayor Signs Proclamation Observing Fire Prevention Week

The City of Mena Fire Department urges all area residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and to replace them every 10 years October 3, 2016 – Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But ...

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Acorn Begins Moving Playground Equipment

Acorn School is implementing plans to move their playground across the campus. The playground will sit on land donated by Coach Keith Wilsey. The reason behind moving the play area is to begin the application process of a new multi-million cafeteria. The construction of the cafeteria will be dependent upon approval by the U.S. Department of Education and could take ...

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Menus for County Schools: October 5-9, 2015

Mena Public School’s Breakfast Monday 10/5 Pizza bagel, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday 10/6 Breakfast chicken biscuit, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday 10/7 Cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday 10/8 Sausage & biscuit, fruit, juice, milk Friday 10/9 Waffles, fruit, juice, milk Mena Public School’s Lunch Monday 10/5  Main: Hot ham & cheese sandwich, french fries, lettuce, tomato, cookie, fruit, milk; Choices: Chicken ...

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Polk County Schools Announce Open House Dates

Cossatot River High School has announced the dates of their orientation for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. The 7th Grade orientation will be held on August 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 8th & 9th Grade orientation will be August 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 10th & 11th Grade orientation will be August 4, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.; and 12th Grade orientation will be August 4, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The ...

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Cotton, Pompeo, Boehner and McConnell Request President Obama Disclose Secret Side Agreements to Iran Nuclear Deal

BY U.S. SENATOR TOM COTON – Washington, D.C.—Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Congressman Mike Pompeo (KS-04) today joined House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in sending a letter to President Obama requesting two side agreements between the IAEA and Iran be provided to Congress. The letter reads, in part: The purpose of the Iran Nuclear Agreement ...

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