April 5, 2017
MRHS Foundation Color Run 5K Early Bird Deadline is April 14
BY MELANIE BUCK • firstname.lastname@example.org
he Mena Regional Health System Support Foundation is once again hosting their annual Foundation Frenzy 5K Family Color Run/ Walk. The popular event will raise money for a great cause while giving participants a vibrant race to run as ‘ color bomb stations’ line the course. The third annual event will take place at Janssen Park on May 6 th, beginning at 8 a.m. The event will be chip timed at no extra cost to participants. All male and female participants will be in a separate category, and first through third place medals will be given to both males and females in each age division. Trophies will be presented to the overall male and female finishers. The cost to enter is $ 26 per person. E arly birds registering by April 14 th will received a free t-shirt. E ntry on raceday will be $ 30 per person. Children 5 and under are free. Strollers and wagons are welcome, and children 12 and under may only participate with an adult. Organize rs encouraged participants to wear white to begin the race so you can end in a rainbow of colors. In addition to the color bomb stations, hydration stations will also be set up along the route. For more information or to register online, visit http:/ / www.foundationfrenz y.eventbrite. com. egistration forms are also available at the M HS Administration ffice, Polk County Pulse, The Mena Star, Non-Stop Fitness, and Ouachita Sports and Wellness. Like them on Facebook and you could be chosen for a door priz e at the race.
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MHS 40-Year Club to Host Biennial Reunion SUBMITTED
hen the Mena High School 4 0-Y ear Club was organize d in 1956 , its primary purpose was to plan gatherings for those who graduated from Mena High School more than 4 0 years prior. Since then, 4 0-year Club Reunions have been held in Mena every two years. Two new classes are welcomed to the club each reunion. Attendance continues to grow with more than 300 attending the last reunion in 2015. The events planned are informal and focus on reminiscing and renewing friendships. After many successful gatherings, the Board of D irectors established a scholarship fund to assist MHS graduates who planned to attend college. n 1982, the first Scholarship Committee was formed. Members were E lleta Flick, Pauline Morrow, D ick Barham, D ick Carver, and Lee McMillan. Omar Washburn and Louise Waters soon j oined the group. Louise became chairman and served in that capacity for many years. The Scholarship Fund grew with contributions from MHS graduates. In 2005, the Scholarship Committee established two endowments at Rich Mountain Community College. Currently, there are three MHS 4 0-Y ear Club endowments at the College, and more than $ 20,000 has been awarded to Mena High School seniors to further their education. The 2017 gathering will be held May 26 -27 in Mena. A reception for the incoming classes of 197 6 -197 7 will be at 6 pm on Friday, May 26 , at the Ouachita Center on the RMCC Campus [ now the U A-Rich Mountain Campus] . RMCC will host a brunch for 50+ and 6 0+ year graduates on Saturday, May 27 . All classes are invited to the reception at Mena High School Saturday afternoon and events will culminate with a dinner hosted by the 4 0-Y ear Club Board of D irectors. Members of the current Board of D irectors are: Tim Masters, Linda Rowe, Wingo Johnson, Shelton Bohlman, Nancy Wright, D avid Alley, and Tammy Y oung. More information and registration forms can be found at www.mhs4 0yearclub.org.
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