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January, 2020

  • 15 January

    Food Safety Training Servsafe Essentials

    The University of Arkansas Extension Service is proud to offer the SERVSAFE® program to all food service professionals in Arkansas.  As a result of new Department of Health regulations, the Polk County Extension Office will be offering a training March 12-16.  Deadline to register is February 18. The class is for food service managers who want, or need, to get ...

  • 15 January

    Area Students Named to SAU’s Fall 2019 President’s List

    374 students earned a 4.0 GPA for the fall 2019 semester, earning recognition on the Southern Arkansas University President’s List. Those from this area include: Jean Robertson is a junior major K-6 Elementary Education from Cove, AR. Jacquelyn Speight is a senior major K-6 Elementary Education from Grannis, AR. Lorena Tena is a senior major K-6 Elementary Education from Grannis, ...

  • 15 January

    Area Students Named to SAU’s Fall 2019 Dean’s List

    585 students earned a 3.5 GPA or higher for the fall 2019 semester, earning recognition on the Southern Arkansas University Dean’s List. Those from this area include: Josey Webb, junior Animal Science major from Mena, AR. Adrianna Wolfenbarger, senior Management major from Mena, AR. Reagan Sikes, junior K-6 Elementary Education major from Mena, AR. Karlie Rodriguez, senior K-6 Elementary Education ...

  • 15 January

    Acorn Schools Honor Roll

    Acorn High School 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll A’s & B’s 7th Grade: Christian Christiana Damon Cruz Rebecca Moore Zachariah Neugent Hailee Shores Jordan Wagner 8th Grade: Shay Allen Nicholi Carrillo Kenzie Daniels Daisy Dollar Rileigh Husted Rayden Laird Ava Smith-Hawley Sarah Tedder 9th Grade: Charish Hill Westin Johnson Rachael Miller Addyson Prewett Lori Richardson 10th Grade: Damian Bohlman Riley ...

  • 8 January

    Helping More Arkansans Access Higher Learning

    Late last year, Congress took a historic, critical step toward expanding access to higher education and supporting the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). In December, bipartisan legislation was approved and signed into law by President Trump that provides permanent funding for HBCUs while also reforming federal financial aid to make it easier and simpler ...

  • 1 January

    Local Student Named to Graceland University’s Fall 2019 President’s List

    LAMONI, IA (12/20/2019)– The honor roll lists for Graceland University’s 2019 fall term have been announced, and Stephanie Rostollan of Mena, AR, has been named to the president’s list. Graceland University students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the president’s list. Congratulations, Stephanie! Graceland commends you on your academic success. For more information visit and ...

  • 1 January

    Challenging Arkansas Youth

    Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address LITTLE ROCK – I recently spoke to the graduates of the Arkansas National Guard Youth Challenge, and today I would like to talk about the ways this program teaches at-risk youth in our state the skills they need to succeed. In 1993, Arkansas was one of the first states to launch the pilot Youth Challenge, which ...

December, 2019

  • 11 December

    2nd Semester Enrollment Now Open at MISD

    The enrollment window for the second semester at Mena Public Schools is now open.  The deadline for enrollment is Tuesday December 17th.  Pending school board approval, applicants will begin the second semester on Monday January 6th 2020.  Forms can be obtained at the Mena School Administration Building, 501 Hickory in Mena.  For more information call 479-394-1710.

  • 4 December

    Acorn Elementary Students of the Month

    Kindergarten~ Emma Decker and Tessa Tunnell; 1st Grade~ Truitt Strother, Braelyn Tarkinton and Eden Roberts; 2nd Grade~ Christian Fairless and Levi Cearley; 3rd Grade~ Gabriella Davidson and Samyual Casten; 4th Grade~Kayden Decker and Collin Voelkel; 5th Grade~ Clay McGee and Kirsten Belcher; 6th Grade~ Kylee Johnson and Kaleb Sullivan; Also pictured October Students of the Month~ Vayden Bayne, Emalynn Ledbetter ...

  • 4 December

    Mena Students To Compete in GeoBee

    The National Geographic Society will hold the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades on Friday December 13th at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The champion of the Mena School District Geography Bee will advance to the next round where they’ll face a qualifying test in order to advance to ...