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April, 2019

  • 17 April

    Wickes 5th grade class visits Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

    The Wickes 5th grade class visited Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, AR, on Thursday, April 11th. TCWR provides a lifetime refuge for abused and neglected “Big Cats” with emphasis on tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars. The students studied ecosystems and conservation. They researched TCWR and developed presentations which they presented to lower grades. They also held a coin ...

  • 17 April

    Track and Field Victory for MMS 7th Grade Girls

    Mena 7th grade girls track team won the Bulldog Relays at Waldron on Monday, April 8th. Mena came in first and Mansfield came in Second. The 4×4 and 4×8 teams came in first per Macklin Chermak. From Left to Right: Kylee Hughes, Mickalee Lane, Lyla Biefeldt, Jancey Harris, Sofia Vacca, Gracie Fairless, Jocelyn Hernandez, Samara Jaynes, Brooklyn Hilderbrand. In the ...

  • 17 April

    Polk County Schools Averaging A ‘B’ Grade Rating

    (MENA)  The Arkansas Department of Education released on Monday, April 15th  the 2018 Report Cards for all of the Polk County schools. All of the Mena Area School District facilities received a “B” grade rating. Those schools are Louise Durham Elementary and Holly Harshmann Elementary, Mena Middle School and Mena High School. The Ouachita River School District facilities received a ...

  • 17 April

    UA Rich Mountain PTK Chapter Inducts New Members

    The UA Rich Mountain Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recently inducted new members. Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and rewards high-achieving students and provides opportunities through Honors in Action and the Five Star Competitve Edge to develop such critical skills as problem solving, project planning, team building, effective communication and conflict resolution. These skills give students a competitive edge when ...

  • 17 April

    Proclamation For Alcohol Awareness Month in Mena

    (MENA)   Mena Mayor Seth Smith was at the Mena Middle School on Friday morning for a special event. Mayor Smith was surrounded by BADD (Bearcats Against Destructive Decisions) students as he signed a proclamation making April, Alcohol Awareness Month in Mena.

  • 17 April

    Mena Prom A Success

    (MENA)  The bright lights, glitzy and glamorous clothes and the action on the dance floor of the University Of Arkansas – Rich Mountain’s Ouachita Center proved to be a great evening for the Mena High School Prom on Saturday evening. The Hollywood themed evening was just a part of the outstanding activities held throughout the area. Students enjoyed a viewing ...

  • 17 April

    Shade Trees on Playgrounds Program Accepting School Applications through May 3

    LITTLE ROCK, AR –  Arkansas Agriculture’s Forestry Commission is now accepting applications for the 2019 Shade Trees on Playgrounds (STOP) program through May 3, for schools needing additional shade on playgrounds. Selected schools will receive five shade trees, mulch, watering supplies, and planting guidelines. Officials with the Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC) will help plant the trees during a ceremony with ...

  • 17 April

    UA Rich Mountain Machine Tool Continues Winning Streak at SkillsUSA

    (MENA]  The Machine Tool program from the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain claimed yet its fourth victory in a row this week during SkillsUSA competitions held in Hot Springs. Six out of the twelve students from UA Rich Mountain’s Machine Tool program competed this year. Winners for the collegiate program are: Kim Wise – Gold CNC Turning Bailey Turner  – ...

  • 10 April

    2019 Forestry & Land Contest

    The Rich Mountain Conservation District and Cossatot Conservation District co-hosted and Forestry and Land Contest on Wednesday March 27th at the Cossatot River State Park Visitor Center. Fifteen schools competed with a total of 135 students. Teams traveled from all parts of the state to compete in the yearly event. The overall team winner for the land contest was Ouachita ...

  • 10 April

    Vandervoort Elementary School 3rd 9 Weeks Honor Roll (2018-2019)

    Kindergarten – All A’s;  Madelyn Ashcraft,  Averiona Burkett, John Burks, Jace Butler, Lynus Campbell, Cara Cumpton, Bryce Cureton, Sarah Davis, Brayden Erwin, Jazlyn Elder, Katie Gibbons, Addelyn Glenn, Kimber Green, Corbyn Long, Brynlee Mayo, Easton Owens, Kylaa Provence, Cedric Rogers, Amanda Romine, Natalie Seigrist, Layla Sparks, Aubree Turner, Joey Wade, Brody Ward. Kindergarten – All A’s & B’s; Starla Ashcraft, ...