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Mena Middle School to Hold Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs Fishing Club

Mena Middle School will have a New Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs Fishing Club. An organizational meeting was held on Friday, January 8, during TEAM class where sixty 6-8th grade students expressed interest in being a part of the club. Dawn Cook, the coordinator for Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs from Arkansas Game and Fish, visited Mena Middle School on Thursday, January 7.  Ms. Cook delivered thirty new fishing poles, a Backyard Bass Game, and lots of educational materials for the club to use to get started. Mena Middle School Counselor Leilani Rose will be the sponsor for the club and would like to invite fishing experts and any local businesses to help be a part of this new opportunity for the students. They would like to have volunteer speakers and sponsorship for fishing education and fishing trips. One aspect of the fishing club will include a conservation project. They invite the community to share conservation project ideas with them as they get their club plans in order. Family and community support is welcome contact Mrs. Rose at 479-394-2572.

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