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April 5, 2017

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Land and Forestry Contest Held at Gillham Lake T


he Rich Mountain Conservation D istrict, along with the Cossatot Conservation D istrict, hosted a land and forestry j udging contest for high school teams on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 . The contest was held at the G illham Lake Corps of E ngineer building and Little Coon Creek Campground. Teams from as far as Clinton, AR attended this year. There were a total of 14 2 students from 14 schools that competed. Plaq ues were awarded to high point teams and individuals in both land and forestry. Caddo Hills High School took first place in the land contest and Taylor High School in the forestry contest. Additional recognition went to Cossatot River as the high point team for Polk County in both the land and forestry contests. G arrett Watkins and Mathew Littell were recognize d as the high point individuals for Polk County in the land and forestry contest respectively. Lunch was provided for all participants with the help of donations from Tyson Foods, and Billy Barton Cossatot River High School Forestry Team High point forestry for providing Little D ebbie cakes. The Rich Mounteam for Polk County. Pictured Left to Right: Cody Chandler, tain and Cossatot Conservation D istricts would also Damon Canada, Matthew Littell, Brady Canada, Andy Morris like to thank the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Arkansas Forestry Commission, the U .S. Forest Service, the Corps of E ngineers, and other volunteers Cossatot River High School Land Team High point land team that helped in the contest setup and administration. Additional funding and donations were provided by Rob Beadle for Polk County. Pictured Left to Right:Garrett Watkins, Brian of the Arkansas Forestry Association, Weyco, Pilgrim’s Pride, and D eQ ueen/ Mena E ducation Co-op for the use of Strother, Coy Frachiseur, Kolt Richardson the scantron scoring machine.

Vandervoort Elementary Kindergarten, Preschool and ABC Registration P

arents who will be enrolling students in Vandervoort K indergarten, Preschool, and ABC Programs for 2017 -2018, may pick up registration forms at their convenience in the elementary office. e will also need a copy of the child s birth certificate, social security card, immuniza tion record, and physical exam documentation. K indergarten students must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2017 . Children, ages 2 ½ to 5 years of age may attend Preschool, and children 3 to 5 years of age may attend the ABC Program.

Vandervoort Elementary Pre-K Day P

re-K indergarten D ay for students who will be attending K indergarten at Vandervoort E lementary for the 2017 -2018 school year is Friday, April 28. Students are invited to spend Friday morning at school getting acq uainted with the teachers and classrooms before school starts in August. Y ou may bring your child to school at 9:00 a.m. Children will need to be picked up at 11:30. Students will also eat lunch in the cafeteria. If your child has not been enrolled in the ABC or Preschool programs, please send $ 3.4 0 for lunch, or send a packed lunch.

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