Genoa – Genoa Central announced all schools would have virtual school until February 16. The district reported around 5 p.m. today that cafeteria staff have been quarantined. The District followed up with notifications to the middle school that items needed such as Chromebooks may be picked up Monday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition the high school students needing hotspot access can come to the high school office between 7:45 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The district-wide alert did not indicate if any staff had tested positive for COVID. It is not unusual for districts to take precautions with quarantines of staff or students to ensure continued safety of all students. Continue Reading →
The Four States News (FSN) is proud to announce we have added additional Facebook Groups online. The FSN is a “Community Journalism site.” We focus on events in communities such as church happenings, school events, and other issues often not covered by mainstream media. We are not looking to cover the latest wreck or the latest Congressional issues. Instead of a broad focus, we might focus on a Congressional leader who visits the four states area, or we might focus on the impact someone had on others who happened to pass away from injuries of a wreck. We want stories based on what’s important to you and your community. Anyone can write that a great citizen passed away at a certain age and left behind a list of relatives, but we want to know and share how that great citizen changed his family, his or her friends, and touched the lives of those she may have known. Community Journalism is driven by two factors – contributors or people taking time to write something and submit it, and the community’s desire to know more, understand what’s happening on a deeper or more “hometown” level. We also recognize that we can not possibly cover all the stories. In our area we have several outstanding, online publications. You may have seen Texarkana Today or Jeff Easterling’s outstanding Texarkana FYI . You have also likely seen the long-standing, now-online also publication for the Texarkana Gazette . It also seems like new publications are popping up daily like the new ArkLaTex Post. Because we focus not just on Texarkana, but on the surrounding area of the four states, we thought it was time to allow those areas to have a reference point for articles directly related to them and to share articles. These new groups will allow people to easily share post from any news outlet with links back to the original publication. Together we can share news not only published from FSN, but also from any major or minor publication touching on important events or happenings. Currently we have Four States News Community Post our first set up to allow sharing of news from around the Texas and Arkansas. We have just added Oklahoma Four States News Community Post and Louisiana Four States News Community Post. Continue Reading →
Genoa, AR – The Genoa Band Boosters hosted a Sock Hop dance for the middle school Saturday night at Genoa Central School. Over 160 tickets were sold in advance with additional tickets being sold at the door. Music, snacks, and photography was all present to make the dance a complete success. Students began to arrive promptly at 6:00 p.m. Some wore traditional ’50’s styled clothing, some worn formal dresses, and others were thrilled to show up in every day clothes. There was two sock contest and several door prizes. Continue Reading →
Genoa, AR- The Genoa Music Department played their Christmas Concert this evening to a packed house at the Genoa Gym. All band levels, including the fifth grade recorders, performed various Christmas songs from Jingle Bells to new modern songs like the Polar Express. The band boosters were on hand with snacks for performers and guest and Band Director Mr. Dupas conducted the band and made introductions. The Fifth Grade Recorders opened the event with Ode to Joy, O Come Little Children and Jingle Bells. Beginning Band then performed Jolly Old St. Continue Reading →
The third grade classes of Genoa Elementary took to the roads Tuesday for a trip to Sci-Port in Shreveport, Louisiana. Continue Reading →