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August, 2018

  • 13 August


    July 30th, August 1st, and August 3rd, 10 young people from Polk County attended a special robotics program at the Mena Branch of the Polk County Library. Participates were age 10 to 15. They learned about programming and had the opportunity to operate robots on Friday, August 3rd. The program instructor was Shannon Jesse. Some of the robots were programmed ...

June, 2018

  • 4 June

    Rich Mountain Conservation District Announces Scholarship Winners

    Rich Mountain Conservation District is proud to announce the winners of their annual scholarship. Josey Webb is a Senior at Acorn High School and is the daughter of Duane and Dot Webb. Josey plans on attending SAU in Magnolia majoring in Ag Business. Autumn Liles is a Senior at Mena High School and is the daughter of Joe Liles and ...

  • 1 June

    Gathright Endowment Completed

    The Al and Diann Gathright Endowment Grant was recently completed and endowed to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Foundation by a donation from Al and Diann Gathright. The purpose of the endowment is to provide support the UA Rich Mountain Foundation Development Fund, help secure additional funding through grants or other means, enhance facilities, and support ongoing needs, programs, ...

  • 1 June

    Chism Maye Receives Transfer Scholarship From Arkansas Tech University

    Arkansas Tech University is pleased to announce that Chism Maye has received a Transfer Scholarship for the fall 2018 semester.  This $2000 scholarship is awarded on academic merit and has a total potential value of $12,000 over three years.  Chism is the son of Vicky Maye and Bryan Maye.  Chism’s honors and awards include, Arkansas Game and Fish Conservation Scholarship ...

May, 2018

  • 31 May

    May Star Students for Wickes Elementary

    Front Row (L-R) Kimber Hayes, Tyrel Hennings, and Jackson McGough Middle Row (L-R) Kailee Hill, Isai Esquivel, Raul Rodriguez, Kinnah Ferguson, andRaeleigh Speight Back Row (L-R) Nahomi Ruiz, Yesenia Vasquez-Antunez, Carolina March, Brayden Chambers, Kody Bailey, a nd Cooper Hayes Not Pictured: Tony Flores, Karlie Hernandez, Alexander Sherrouse, and Charlie Kate Tadlock,

  • 9 May

    Mena FFA Awards 2018

March, 2018

  • 14 March

    ORSD Installs Filling Stations

    Ouachita River School District was awarded a grant in the amount of $1,822.60 from Innovative Solutions for Educational Partnerships (ISEP) to purchase two water bottle filling stations. One in the high school hallway and one installed in the gym. The filling stations have been a huge success on our campus.

  • 14 March

    Acorn Elementary Announces February Students of the Month

    Acorn Elementary announces their February Students of the Month.  Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance.  Special thanks to Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises for providing lunch and games. Front Row: Caden Ryan, 3rd grade, son of Ladell and Amy Ryan; CJ Warner, 3rd grade, son of Jackie Warner; Gracie Sanchez, 2nd ...

  • 9 March

    School Lunch Menus: March 12-16, 2018

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: PreK: Pancake on a stick, syrup, sausage link, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, pancakes, syrup, sausage link, parfait, fruit, juice, milk Lunch: PreK: Orange chicken, fried rice, broccoli, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: Orange chicken, beef tamale pie, fried rice, broccoli, fruit, milk, salad bar. Grades 6-12: Choice of potato bar Tuesday Breakfast: PreK: Breakfast ...

  • 7 March

    January Star Student for Wickes Elementary

    Front Row (L-R) Jayna Sanchez, Aliha Pena, Brenna Lawrence, Nataly Gonzalez-Antunez, Lindsey Munoz, and Connor Peek. Middle Row (L-R) Kevin Manuel, Valeria Munoz, Mary Crochet, Alex Aguilar, Bryson James, and Emily Peek. Back Row (L-R) Kaylee Williams, Lexi Bradley, Sabera Land, Aiden McKenzie, and Jhovani Perez. Not Pictured: Monse Salgado