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April, 2014

  • 9 April

    Polk County Long Term Recovery Committee

    BY JACLYN ROSE – April 9, 2009 is a date no citizen of Polk County is quick to forget. On that day, a devastating storm swept through this small community dropping deadly tornados.  On the morning of April 10, 2009 people woke up to a new landscape, a new Polk County in many ways, but from this storm came a ...

  • 2 April

    Miller Signs and Graphix

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Skip Miller grew up in New Mexico moved to Germany and completed his secondary education there.  After high school graduation he moved back to the United States and began working on a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design Degree from New Mexico University.  During that time he worked in his garage creating vehicle graphics to ...

March, 2014

  • 26 March

    Epic Tees and Trophies

    BY  JACLYN ROSE – Gregg and Tammy Henry were high school sweethearts who met in the 4th grade.  The couple graduated from Mena High School in 1985 and married in 1990.  Together they are raising five children, all teenagers, and their life is full and fun.  “Family is absolutely everything to us!  Our children always come first,” stated Tammy.  “I ...

  • 18 March

    Penuel Assembly of God

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Penuel Assembly of God, originally Hatfield Assembly of God, is located at 100 Polk 282 across from the old Hatfield High School.  For the past 60 years, this church has been serving the people of Hatfield, Arkansas.  Pastor Kevin Price explained the reason he felt lead to change the name of the church.  “Penuel is the ...

  • 11 March

    First Baptist Church of Wickes

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Located at 107 South 2nd Street in Wickes, Arkansas, First Baptist Church is arguably the oldest church in its community.  The original church building, which still stands today, was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), one of the Great Depression Relief Programs put in place by President Theodore Roosevelt, by cementing native rocks together. In ...

  • 4 March

    Skyline Cafe

    BY  JACLYN ROSE – Established in 1922, The Skyline Café is a local institution with a rich history.  It is said, that one member of the famous duo, Lum and Abner, even owned the restaurant for a period of time.  The Café has had several different names through the years but has also held the same address in downtown Mena, ...

February, 2014

  • 26 February

    Christ’s Church at Mountain Fork

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Christ’s Church at Mountain Fork, located about 12 miles out of Mena on Highway 8 West, was founded in 1954 and their building was built in 1956.  The first pastor was Brother Jordan, whose daughter, Donna Grisier, still attends as the Church Pianist.  They are members of the Kiamichi Mission Churches that serve in Oklahoma and ...

  • 18 February

    Heather’s Food Bargains and More

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Heather’s Food Bargains and More began when Heather volunteered to work for the Food Mission, which was located on Vivian Street.  “After working for several months I was hired to work in the store and in only a couple of weeks I was promoted to manager.  I worked there for several years until the Food Mission ...

  • 11 February

    E & W Marine

    BY  JACLYN ROSE – E & W Marine has been in business officially for three and a half years, but has been developing in the hearts and minds of Jamie and Lorene White since they were married, 22 years ago.  Jamie, an avid and skilled bass fisherman, developed an interest in boats around that time, but pursued it only as ...

  • 5 February

    Mountain Pawn & Gun

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Mountain Pawn and Gun opened their doors in downtown Mena in 1978.  The shop was started by Wayne and Joyce Dean who ran the business until retiring in December of 2013.  The couple moved the store to the current location, 1015 A Highway 71 North, in 1987.  Two years ago, Paul Cox began working with the ...