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August, 2017

  • 29 August

    Friends and Company- Serving the Community

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – People go to hair salons to have their hair styled, cut, and colored. Some may go to receive a manicure or pedicure. But for many, it’s a social experience and the public hub for small talk, sipping coffee, and sharing stories. Friends and Company Salon in Mena is more than a place to receive a haircut, ...

  • 22 August

    Books and Stuf – Continuing a Legacy of Reading in Mena

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – For avid book readers, a bookstore is both an exciting and dangerous place. Every row of books presents another new adventure behind the book covers and another opportunity to invest in your private book library. “The bookshop has a thousand books, all colors, hues, and tinges, and every cover is a door that turns on magic ...

  • 15 August

    Dallas Masonic Lodge #128 – Building Better Men and Communities

    Mark Twain. John Wayne. George Washington. Neil Armstrong. These men are all in some way iconic figures in history, but what do they all have in common? Each of these men were a part of a fraternity, a brotherhood. These icons were all members of the freemasons. This brotherhood of men have existed for the purpose of charity, building good ...

  • 8 August

    Polk County CALL – Working to End Foster Care Crisis

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – 5,000. It may not seem like a big number, but numbers are all about perspective. 5,000 fans at a college football game would be awfully low, or 5,000 people in a town is a small community. However, when 5,000 describes the number of children in foster care in Arkansas, that is not just a number, but ...

  • 1 August

    Polk County Extension Office – Educating and Empowering for a Better Tomorrow

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This clever expression is more than fishing. It’s more than eating. At its core, this saying is about education. When someone is educated, there is more than a transfer of knowledge, someone ...

July, 2017

  • 25 July

    Polk County Fair and Rodeo Association – Providing Family Entertainment

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Tablets. Cell phones. Netflix. These are often the sources of entertainment for millions across America. What has happened to family entertainment? More and more ‘family time’ is spent around a TV, but this is not how it has always been. The Polk County Fair and Rodeo Association seeks to provide quality family entertainment at a price ...

  • 11 July

    JOLT – Educating and Inspiring Theatre Talent

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Everyone wishes that they could escape every once in a while, to be somebody else, somewhere else. Acting allows for someone to do this, to take on the role and character of someone else, somewhere else. Lee Hall once said, “The point of theatre is transformation: to make an extraordinary event out of ordinary material right ...

  • 5 July

    Ouachita Amateur Radio Association- A Hobby that Talks

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Texting, phone calls, Facetime, emails, and conference calls…each of these are forms of communication that are thought of as necessary, but could more accurately be thought of as a blessing and luxury. In the 21st century, there isn’t a shortage of means of communications, allowing for people all around the world to be more connected than ...

June, 2017

  • 27 June

    Meadow Pines Cabin – The Perfect Retreat

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Busy. This is the ‘buzz word’ of our culture. Busy seems to mean productive and worthwhile. Busy, sometimes, sounds more like exhaustion. Often, everything about life points to work and business and there is little to no time to relax and unwind. Vacation is great except that when you get back a vacation from the vacation ...

  • 20 June

    Corner Shoppe – The Perfect Main Street Combination

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Life is all about finding the right combinations. Whether it is making your favorite dish in the kitchen, building a sports team to win, or establishing a strong marriage, they all take the right combinations to make everything work. Every now and then, two different businesses are able to exist together under the same roof and ...