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October, 2013

  • 29 October

    Studio at 1142 – More Than Just Hair

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – If you want to be pampered in luxury, the new Studio at 1142 Salon and Spa, located on Highway 8 East, next to Sophie’s Restaurant in Mena, is the place to go. Owner Lyn Watkins moved her establishment to this larger more accommodating location a couple of years ago and she has since taken Mena uptown ...

  • 23 October

    Four Winds Trading Post

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – There is no other place in Mena, or Polk County for that matter that displays and cherishes this country’s Native American heritage like The Four Winds Trading Post. The organization relocated in the early spring of this year, opening up in downtown Mena, on Mena Street, right next to The Skyline Café. Lyn Dilbeck, who is ...

  • 15 October

    Dream Spinners Christian Dance Company

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Dream Spinners Christian Dance Company is the long-time dream of Hatfield resident, Candace Riner. As a child living in Dardanelle, Riner was extremely introverted often hiding behind and tightly clinging to her Daddy’s leg in public. At age five, her parents enrolled her in baton twirling lessons in hopes that it would help with her shyness. Riner ...

  • 8 October

    Faith Missionary Baptist Church

    By Michael Reisig By the description of its pastor, Tim Harper, “Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Mena is, “a small country church that loves The Lord and continues to grow together.” Reverend Harper is relatively new to the church and he his looking forward to growing with the assembly and doing good things for our area and for his faith. ...

  • 1 October

    Buschman Legal – A Bright, New Attorney For Polk County

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – There’s a new attorney in town and word on the street is, she’s going to make a nice addition to the area and the legal system. Debra Buschman was born in Dallas but the family moved to Hatton when she was four. As she grew up in the area she attended Wickes schools and graduated there, ...

September, 2013

  • 24 September

    The Shirt Shack

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – If you’re looking for a place that can provide you, your club, or your organization with great T-shirts and exceptional designs then you need to check out The Shirt Shack. Owner Sharlene Balkenhol loves what she does – creating designs that will catch people’s attention and offering the best quality for a great price. Balkenhol was ...

  • 13 September

    Not Just Chicken

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – If you’re looking for good food at prices that won’t break the family budget, Mena has a new store that can help you out. Not Just Chicken, located in the Papa’s Mexican Café plaza on Highway 71 South, lives up to its name, providing a variety of meats and prepared foods that the family will find ...

  • 10 September

    Medi Shop Pharmacy

    Medi Shop Pharmacy on Highway 71 South has been a part of Mena for a long time. Today it’s owned by Bob Geyer, a well-known pharmacist in Polk County. Geyer was born and raised in this area. He graduated from Mena High School in 1973, and went to work for a company that delivered freight for a few years. But ...

  • 2 September

    American Artisans

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – When you have lunch at American Artisans it’s like eating in an upscale art gallery, or an uptown deco-diner – works of remarkable art surround you while you enjoy an exceptional cuisine at reasonable prices. Owners Rick and Donna Chrisman are doing something they’ve wanted to do for a long time, and it’s working. Rick was ...

August, 2013

  • 26 August

    The Calvary Baptist Church

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – The Calvary Baptist Mission began in January of 1952, when members of the First Baptist Church realized that, due to the topography of the city, a certain section was more or less isolated from the existing Baptist Church. The mission continued to grow, and in May of 1966, the Calvary Baptist Church was formed. The present ...