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November, 2015

  • 12 November

    A.B.A.T.E. – Aiming to Help and Educate

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Arkansas Bikers Aiming Towards Education, otherwise known as A.B.A.T.E., is a statewide organization that has been educating Arkansans about motorcycle awareness for the last 30 years. Currently, there are twenty-one separate districts, with the, at least ten year old, Mena district being number six. According to A.B.A.T.E., their organization serves to act as an information source ...

  • 4 November

    Cowboy and Indian Trading Post – Bringing the Southwest U.S. to Southwest Arkansas

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Mike Gallaway spent his career working for the Department of Corrections in California.  Several years before retirement, Gallaway and his wife, Kathy, decided to visit friends who had moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas.  During their vacation, they rented a car and drove around the state, they stopped in Mena and ate dinner at The Chopping Block, never ...

October, 2015

  • 27 October

    Copelin Financial – Serving to Provide Others a Quality Life

    BY JACLYN ROSE – For the past eighty years, the Copelin family has been providing quality cars to Polk County, beginning with CW Copelin Chevrolet Sales and Services.  That first dealership was located on Highway 71, where Radio Shack currently sits.  In the 1940’s and 1950’s, Copelin Motor Co. served Polk County north of Mena and in the 1960’s Huey Copelin ...

  • 22 October

    Mena Art Gallery – A Collection of Diversity

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Seventy years ago, a group of local artists began meeting in homes in Polk County. During wartime, these artists used this time to share their work as a form of release and out of that group Southwest Artists, Incorporated, was created. Sometime later the name, Mena Art Gallery, was added to counteract the confusion that the ...

  • 13 October

    T-N-L Meat Processing – Giving Nothing Less Than the Best

    BY JACLYN ROSE – T-N-L Meat Processing is located at 527 Polk Road 71, off Highway 88 in Yocana, Arkansas. Owner and Master Butcher, Troy Lunsford, gives God all the glory for his business and explained that the initials T-N-L stand for Trust in the Lord, which is exactly what he and his family have done since opening his business ...

  • 6 October

    Old Bank Antiques – A Vintage Vault of Antiquities

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Around 25 years ago, Jerri McCoy and her husband found Mena while on vacation.  Residents of Galveston, Texas, they had heard of the Talimena Scenic Drive and the lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park and drove up through Oklahoma.  “The next morning we drove to Mena and loved the town; the size, the people, and the ...

September, 2015

  • 30 September

    Non-Stop Fitness – Your Physical Step to Success

    BY JACLYN ROSE – In a fast paced and busy society, where time is never on one’s side, it is very easy to let personal health and fitness go to the wayside.  Dustin and Shawna Powell saw a need for a fitness facility in Polk County that would allow its members to work out anytime they can fit it into their ...

  • 15 September

    Sacred Touch Massage & Bodyworks – Creating Wellness in You

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Wendy Scott, Licensed Massage Therapist at Sacred Touch Massage and Bodyworks, moved to Mena from Las Vegas, Nevada after living there for 15 years and being raised in Southern California.  “In 2007 I moved to Mena, I had family here and it was time for a change, time to slow down,” explained Scott.  After moving to ...

  • 8 September

    Durable Medical Equipment – Providing Your Medical Equipment Needs

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Durable Medical Equipment was founded in DeQueen, Arkansas 20 years ago.  A family owned home health and medical supply business, now run by the founder’s daughter and her husband, Paula and Vic Smith. After operating just south of Polk County for many years, Durable Medical Equipment began working with agencies inside Polk County and quickly saw ...

  • 1 September

    Dalton’s Place – Assisted Living at its Finest

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Dalton’s Place is a brand new, state of the art assisted living facility located just north of Polk County in Waldron, Arkansas. Owned by the Shepherd Group, the same organization that owns Mena’s Peachtree, and consists of Mike Shepherd, Carla Tenbrook and Todd and Lori Hightower. Additionally they own another facility in Fordyce, Arkansas. Dalton’s Place ...