Big boots to fill for Mulerider Baird as Maye graduates from SAU

Muleriders Megan Maye (Left) and Payton Baird

Megan Maye took the Mulerider mascot to new heights and helped Southern Arkansas University reach record enrollment numbers before she graduated on May 9, 2014, leaving some big boots to fill for the new Mulerider Payton Baird. Baird, a freshman pre-nursing major from Fouke, will have the reins officially passed to her from Maye during […]

SAU receives first contribution for the new second phase arena Reception Center

As the first phase moves toward completion, the new Southern Arkansas University Rodeo Arena’s second phase gets a boost toward the same reality. The SAU Foundation received its first contribution for the second phase of the arena facility – the Reception Center. Ann Reeves Eddy of Magnolia, has made the initial contribution to kick off […]

More stolen items recovered, search continues for five horses

Law enforcement officials in Oklahoma have recovered some of the items stolen from Southern Arkansas University’s Mulerider Stables on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Deputies from the McCurtain County Sheriff’s Department recovered some of the saddles, blankets and other tack yesterday evening. A livestock trailer that was taken during the theft was recovered on Thursday, Nov. 3. […]

Search continues for stolen horses

Police are continuing an investigation into the theft of five horses, a livestock trailer, and other equipment from Mulerider Stables at Southern Arkansas University. The theft took place in the overnight hours of Wednesday, Nov. 2. The trailer was recovered in Tom, Okla., on Thursday night, but none of the five horses have been found. […]

SAU Trustees approve $6.5 million bond issue for Agriculture Center

MAGNOLIA – Construction of a new Agriculture Center at Southern Arkansas University is one step closer to reality after the SAU System Board of Trustees gave administrators the green light for a $6.5 million bond issue for the project. The vote came during the trustees’ quarterly meeting on Thursday at the SAU Tech campus in […]

SAU receives $2 million gift from Magnolia couple

Therral and Jan Story, center, present a check for $2 million to Dr. David Rankin, the SAU rodeo team, and other administrators.

MAGNOLIA – Construction of a new rodeo arena at Southern Arkansas University is much closer to reality after a $2 million donation from Therral and Jan Story of Magnolia. The gift, made through the SAU Foundation, is the largest ever received by the University from an individual donor. “Through their extraordinary generosity, Therral and Jan […]

Strong Showing for SAU Rodeo Team at Nationals

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Cody Prescott of the Southern Arkansas University rodeo team is the national champion of the tie down roping event at the College National Finals Rodeo which took place June 14-20 in Casper, Wyoming. This was Prescott’s third time to compete in the CNFR event. Prescott, a junior majoring in agriculture business from Jay, Florida, drew […]

SAU Rodeo set for September 25, 26 and 27

Rodeo fans and contestants are gearing up for the 27th annual Southern Arkansas University Rodeo set for 7:30 p.m. nightly Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for SAU students with an ID as well as for children 7-12, and admission is free for children 7 and […]