Rural Educational Heritage Inc. (REH) was formed in late 2008 to provide a means of local support for Rural Special School in Fox, Arkansas. The organization received tax-exempt status from the IRS and is a 501(c)(3) organization, making donations to REH tax deductible. The organization’s vision is to support the school in continuing its tradition of . . . → Read More: Organization formed to support school
The Fox community now has its own greeting card. The idea is the brainchild of Margaret Morrison and Heath Owens who thought of it as a way to increase local postal revenue and also promote the community. The cards are sold at cost and include a set of 10 cards, 10 envelopes, and 10 Forever stamps . . . → Read More: Fox greeting card promotes community & P.O.
2012 Rural Special Spelling Bee Champs: 1st–Rachel Eslick (7th grade) 2nd–Kaylee Avey (6th) 3rd–Jay Jacobes (8th)What d
What do the words praise, screenplay, munchkin, curtain, and marshmallow have in common? They were the words spelled by winner Rachel Eslick. The annual spelling bee took place on Friday the 13th in January. It proved to be a lucky . . . → Read More: Rural Special School 2012 Spelling Bee
Front row: Teresa, Juanita, Mary Back row: Clara, Rae, Nancy, Judy
These Sunnyland friends and neighbors gather monthly and enjoy visiting while looking for ways to help their . . . → Read More: Sunnyland Civic Sisters pay it forward
Fox and the fight to save the post office was the topic of a recent blog entry by Heather Flanigan. Heather is the daughter of Rural Special alum Phyllis Schiefer Flanigan (1969). Heather is a small-town girl, having grown up in NE Arkansas and SE Missouri. She was a TV reporter in Arkansas before making several . . . → Read More: We’ve been blogged….in Albany, NY!
This MNA Train Schedule was sent by Mike Oglesby from the Meadowcreek valley. According to Mike, a neighbor bought a chest of drawers and this railroad schedule was found under the drawers when they cleaned it out. Note the stops at Arlberg and Lydalisk. Arlberg was a population and activity center in the . . . → Read More: Old MNA Train Schedule from 1945
Renee Rushing Carr (1979) and Ashley White Snellenberg (2004) pose with picture of former Governor Winthrop Rockefeller
Two Rural Special grads unexpectedly bumped into each other at a reception at the Governor’s Mansion. The reception kicked off a series of events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Governor Winthrop Rockefeller’s birth.
Ashley White Snellenberg is a program . . . → Read More: Two Rural Special alums visit the Governor’s Mansion
A training video produced by Center for Midwestern Initiatives to promote school foundations features Rural Special School. The film Hats, Pies, and Fiddles showcases foundations in Reeds Spring and Alton Missouri and Rural Special’s foundation, Rural Educational Heritage Inc.
Videographer Brandon Goodwin interviews Al Schiefer about how the Fox community started a . . . → Read More: Rural Special featured in training video
A covered walkway was extended from the Elementary building to the bus loading and unloading area and from the Special Ed building to cafeteria. We appreciate this improvement made by the school district that benefits students and . . . → Read More: Covered walkway extended at school
After reading the NY Times article on the Fox Post Office, former Mozart resident Joel Patterson sent a letter to editor of NY Times thanking the Times for focusing on rural post offices.
We appreciate Joel for his letter in support of Fox Post Office and the coverage by The New . . . → Read More: Letter to Editor of NY Times published
The week after Christmas, New York Times reporter Campbell Robertson visited Fox to write a story about the community’s efforts to keep the post office. Read the NY Times story
NY Times reporter Campbell Robertson
Robertson contacted Renee Carr after reading our story in Seattle-based Equal Voice Newspaper and watching our Fox Arkansas Post Office YouTube Video made . . . → Read More: New York Times story on Fox P.O.