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December, 2016

  • 15 December

    Jeanne Sterner Photography – Finding the Magic

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Pictures capture a moment, a moment that even though it’s gone, you can still be a part of years later. This kind of experience is what Jeanne Sterner Photography is trying to create. Jeanne is from Mena, graduated from Mena High School, and has been here most of her life. She and her husband have two ...

  • 6 December

    Stitch Chick and Gifts – Friends are Welcome

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – As Christmas fast approaches many people in the community will be out shopping. Shopping for family and friends can be made even more enjoyable when you are among friends and such is the case when you shop downtown Mena’s newest retailer. Lisa Brewer at Stitch Chick and Gifts has been serving the community for nearly four ...

November, 2016

  • 29 November

    Yankee Clipper- A Place to Belong

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Dianne Rotter grins looking out the big glass window in the new Yankee Clipper salon. Her smile tells the story of a rich history of serving the people of Mena. After serving customers for five decades, she still has the same passion, you can see it when she talks. “We are excited and ready to continue ...

  • 22 November

    Toys for Tots – Marines and Elks Join Forces to Bring Christmas Cheer

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Toys for Tots is a nationwide organization that has helped hundreds of thousands of children since its inception in the 1940’s. In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved Toys for Tots as an official activity of the United States Marine Corps and an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve. The local Toys for Tots program ...

  • 15 November

    Santas 4 Seniors – A Hands for Larger Service Project

    BY MELANIE BUCK – As the holidays approach, many organizations across the county are gearing up to serve others, by way of food, gifts, and fellowship. One such project is organized by county 4H clubs and is just as rewarding for the givers, as it is for those that receive the blessings. Santas 4 Seniors is in its fourth year ...

  • 2 November

    The Office Store – Supplying Your Office Needs

    BY RICK WRIGHT – The Office Store in Mena is owned and operated by John and Donna Montgomery. John bought The Office Store approximately three years ago. “I came to work after the tornado of 2009,” said Montgomery. “I worked for Lori Goodner for about a year, then my nephew Jeff Montgomery. He kept it until 2013. I bought the ...

October, 2016

  • 25 October

    Country Express – A One-Stop Shop for Fuel, Food, and Fast Service

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Eugene Taff owns and operates the Country Express in Mena, located at 1146 Highway 71 South in Mena. “I purchased Country Express in November of 1990,” said Taff. “Business is going fine. We have great BBQ and catfish. You can eat in or take out. We also sell gas. We’re a one stop shop with everything ...

  • 18 October

    Christian Motorcyclists Association – Breaking Down Barriers for Jesus

    BY RICK WRIGHT – The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) has grown into a worldwide ministry with thousands of members across the United States and in more than 30 countries around the world. Because of the efforts of CMA members, millions of lives around the world have been impacted for the cause of Christ. And since its inception, CMA has been ...

  • 11 October

    Sondra’s Cherry Hill Cafe

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Next to an iconic 100-plus year old admired Victorian home in Cherry Hill, is a small quaint southern diner dishing up some of the biggest portions of the area’s finest genuinely homemade southern favorites and equally large hospitality! Sondra Nation has owned the café for seven years and hand makes the dishes served. “We are known ...

  • 5 October

    Board Camp Crystal Mine – Where Nature’s Best Quartz Crystal is Found in Droves

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Board Camp Crystal Mine (10 miles from Mena on Highway 8 East and Polk County Road 62) is owned and operated by Orville and Cheryl Murphy. The Crystal Mine was discovered in 2008 and certified by the federal and state governments to be opened to the public in 2012. The surface is literally scattered with quartz ...