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James K. Polk DAR Shines the Light on Good Citizens

Cortez Copher|Regent
The James K. Polk DAR Chapter met February 17, 2022 in the Ninth Street Ministries
in Mena with 11 members and 9 guests attending. The guest speaker was Victoria Carson, Park Interpreter from the Cossatot River State Park- Natural Area. Deb Edwards was given the Oath of Membership into the National Society Daughters of American Revolution by Honorary Regent and Registrar, Dotty Kinnun and Chaplain Linda Evans.
The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools. The student selected as each school’s DAR Good Citizen must exhibit the qualities of good Citizenship that follows:
Dependability (which includes truthfulness, honesty and punctuality); Service (which includes cooperation, helpfulness and responsibility); Leadership (which includes personality, self-control, and initiative); and Patriotism (which includes unselfish loyalty to American ideals).
The students chosen as Good Citizens at their school will each receive a Good Citizens pin, wallet card, certificate, and scholarship awarded from the James K. Polk Chapter, NSDAR. The first-place winner is Annika Davis from Mena High School, second-place winner is Baylee Davis from Cossatot River High School , and the third-place winner is Cinthia Lopez from Caddo Hills High School.
Only Baylee Davis was able to attend the DAR meeting and receive her certifiate
The program was presented by Victoria Carson, Park Interpreter, Cossatot River State Park- Natural Area.
This park-natural area extends for 12 miles along the National Wild and Scenic Cossatot River. The river forms Cossatot Falls, a rocky canyon with Class IV rapids for experienced kayakers and canoeists when local rainfall increases the watershed. Brushy Creek Recreation Area offers picnic sites, restrooms, and river access. Hikers can enjoy four scenic trails spanning nearly 20 miles. The visitor center features exhibits, a wildlife observation room, meeting room, and gift shop. Interpretive programs are offered year-round.

New James K. Polk member, Deb Edwards, was given the Oath of Membership by Honorary Regent and
Registrar, Dotty Kinnun. – Photo by Kay Dye

New James K. Polk member, Deb Edwards, was given the Oath of Membership by Honorary Regent and Registrar, Dotty Kinnun. The next meeting of the James K. Polk Chapter, NSDAR, will be March 10, at 1:30 p.m. in the Ninth Street Ministries in Mena. The speaker will be DAR member, Carolyn Hanna, who will present the “Civilian Conservation Corps.” Ladies interested in the National Society Daughters of American Revolution may contact Registrar Dotty Kinnun at (the Kinnuns@gmail.com) or call 1-479-437-3111.

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