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January, 2014

  • 28 January

    Fassler Academy of Dance and Gymnastics

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Forty-four years ago in 1970, God told Margaret Fassler to open a dance academy in Mena and Fassler Academy of Dance and Gymnastics was born.  Several years later, God spoke to Fassler again and she adopted her daughter, Danna.  “As it turns out Danna is a genius in this field.  She is gifted at music and ...

  • 22 January

    RMCC School of Cosmetology

    BY JACLYN ROSE – At least fifteen years ago Rich Mountain Community College began discussing the idea of adding the field of cosmetology as an area of study; however, the timing was not right.  Throughout the years, this option has been brought to the table several times but it was not until recently that it became a reality.  At the ...

  • 14 January

    Custom Refinishing

    BY JACLYN ROSE – When Don Klos was a grade school student in Westbend, Wisconsin each member of his class was given a different state to do a report on.  As fate, or maybe providence would have it, Klos was given the breathtaking state of Arkansas.  Years later when he was ready to escape the harsh cold winters of his ...

  • 7 January

    The Cossatot River Ag Booster Club

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Founded in 1928, the Future Farmers of America is a fantastic organization that has a remarkably positive influence on young people in this country.  Likewise, 4H, an organization that began well over 100 years ago, has a stellar reputation for encouraging and building up youth.  Both groups are vital in Polk County.  In addition to teaching ...

December, 2013

  • 31 December

    Chameleon Arts

    BY JACLYN ROSE – A chameleon is a brightly colored animal with the ability to change its color to fit its surroundings, this is the inspiration the animal loving, Shana Bush used when naming her new craft shop.  “My vision was a place that allowed people to be creative without it being scary.  I enjoy many different types of crafts ...

  • 17 December

    Rich Mountain Electric Cooperatives Inc.

    BY JACLYN ROSE- Electricity is a modern convenience that many people today take for granted.  Most people living in this current age do not know what it is like to walk into a room and not flip on a light switch or push a button to power up the television or charge their cell phones or personal electronics. When the ...

  • 9 December

    What-Knots – Antiques, Collectibles, and More!

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – What-Knots is Mena’s newest place for just about anything. Owners George and Beky O’Daniel have gathered together a variety of amazing items to satisfy the needs and desires of just about everyone – all under one roof. George O’Daniel was born in Levelland, Texas, but he has lived all over the world. His father was a ...

  • 3 December

    Stanley and Laurie Craig – Building Homes For Mena

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Stanley Craig has been a homebuilder most of his working life. It’s what he likes – watching a new home take shape from foundation, to framing, to roofing, and his wife, Laurie, assists with house plans and color options. Together they have made an excellent combination in transforming Mena with attractive homes and subdivisions. Stanley Craig ...

November, 2013

  • 26 November

    The Davis Brothers and Their Really Great Corp.

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Most of the time when we view a successful business and their owners we see it all with a little respect and perhaps some envy, but rarely do we see the challenges and the hard work that went into that success. The Davis brothers (Rick and George) are a great example of this. Gifted with a ...

  • 19 November

    Legacy Monuments – Recording in Stone

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – The expression, “written in stone,” has a sense of power and finality about it, because, let’s face it, once you get it in stone, it’s there to stay. That’s a large part of what Legacy Monuments is about, but it’s not all to do with final resting places. The company has a lighter side as well ...