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February, 2018

  • 16 February

    School Lunch Menus: February 19-23, 2018

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday NO SCHOOL Tuesday Breakfast: PreK: Breakfast, pizza, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, breakfast pizza, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: PreK: Popcorn chicken, cornbread, potato wedges, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: Popcorn chicken, white bean chicken chili, cornbread, potato wedges, fruit, salad bar, milk. Grades 6-12: Popcorn chicken, white bean chicken chili, hamburger, cornbread, potato wedges, fruit, ...

  • 13 February

    Cross Places in AT&T Sponsored EAST Challenge

    SUBMITTED – Samuel Cross, 8th Grade Mena Middle School EAST student, received 3rd Place in the EAST Cyber Cipher Challenge by AT&T.  There were 42 entries from across the state.  Samuel received an award of a 32GB USB Drive. Mena Middle School EAST is preparing for EAST Conference which will be held in Hot Springs March 13-14.  Several current EAST ...

  • 13 February

    Fender Blender Comes to Acorn

    SUBMITTED – What is a “Fender Blender?” Ask any Acorn student in grades K-3 and they will tell you. Bridgett Martin, Polk County Extension Office Family and Consumer Science Specialist, visited Mrs. Rusert’s K-3 Science classes at Acorn Elementary School last week to help Kindergarten through third grade students learn the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits while making ...

  • 13 February

    Acorn Elementary Students of the Month

    Ouachita River School District’s Acorn Elementary has announced their January Students of the Month. The students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement, and good attendance. Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises provided lunch and games. Front Row: Summer Southwick, Kindergarten, daughter of Mark Southwick and Jolie Fielden; Marissa Husted, Kindergarten, daughter of Michael and Kristy Husted; ...

  • 9 February

    School Lunch Menus: February 12-16, 2018

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: PreK: Pancake, sausage link, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, pancake syrup, sausage link, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: PreK: Sweet & Sour popcorn chicken, fried rice, broccoli, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: Sweet & sour popcorn chicken, chicken teriyaki stir fry, fried rice, broccoli, fruit, salad bar, milk. Grades 6-12: Sweet & sour popcorn chicken, ...

  • 7 February

    Mena Students Place at Quiz Bowl Invitational

    SUBMITTED – Mena Public Schools recently held the Mena Invitational Quiz Bowl tournament for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students. Mena’s teams each placed at the meet and are pictured. There were ten teams and the Mena 4th grade GT students took fourth place. Back row from left to right is Dax McMellon, Andrew Erickson, Eli Swall, Denton Warner, and ...

  • 7 February

    Smith Named UA Rich Mountain SSS TRiO Hall of Fame Student For 2018

    SUBMITTED – Michael A. Smith was named the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Student Support Services’ TRiO Hall of Fame student for 2018. Mike is a non-traditional student who has received two Associate’s degrees from the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain, but continues to take classes in order to transfer to the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Mike’s course load ...

  • 2 February

    School Lunch Menus: February 5-9, 2018

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: PreK: Pancake wrap, syrup, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, pancake wrap, syrup, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: PreK: Beefy macaroni, roll, mashed potatoes, green peas, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: Beefy macaroni, popcorn chicken, roll, mashed potatoes, green peas, fruit, salad bar, milk. Grades 6-12: Choice of potato bar. Tuesday Breakfast: PreK: Variety cereal, fruit, ...

January, 2018

  • 31 January

    Mena student graduates from UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law

    LITTLE ROCK, AR — Timothy Guest, of Mena, Ark., is a December 2017 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. The fall 2017 commencement ceremony took place Saturday, Dec. 16, at UA Little Rock’s Jack Stephens Center. With about 11,000 students and 100 programs, UA Little Rock offers learning, research, service, social ...

  • 31 January

    Students named to SAU’s Fall 2018 Dean’s and President’s Lists

    MAGNOLIA, AR – Southern Arkansas University announced the names of more than 500 students who earned a 3.5 or higher GPA for the fall 2018 semester and recognition on the Southern Arkansas University Dean’s List. Students from this area who were honored include the following: Elizabeth Baker, of Mena, is a senior Pre-Nursing (BSN) major. Michelle Cox, of Mena, is ...