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September, 2016

  • 28 September

    Miller Veterinarian Services – Caring for Your Small Pets

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Miller Veterinarian Services, with Veterinarian Teresa Miller, is located at 2616 Highway 88 East of Mena in what use to be Dr. Pitchford’s Animal Clinic. Teresa graduated from Cove High School in 1984. “I originally received a degree in Business Managment,” said Dr. Miller. “I worked for Tyson Foods in the accounting department for several years. ...

  • 20 September

    Lakeside Metal/A-1 Trailer Sales – Meeting Your Custom Needs

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Lakeside Metal/A-1 Trailer Sales is located at 2610 Highway 88 East Mena, and is owned by John and Susan Herring. The Herrings opened at their present location in January, 2000. The Herrings are well-known for the custom abilities and attention to detail in craftsmanship.  Assisting the Herrings is Scott Rodgers who works what they call “the ...

  • 13 September

    Diamond Bank – Treating Their Customers Like Jewels

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Tim Clark is the Market President of the Diamond Bank Mena Branch, located at 203 Highway 71 North in Mena. “I’ve been here for three years,” said Clark “Business is good. We have a lot of residential real estate loans going and also we have commercial real estate including poultry, and other farms.” Diamond Bank has ...

  • 7 September

    Cove Supply – Farm Supply You Can Count On

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Cove Supply, located on the corner of Highway 71 South and Highway 4 in Cove, has been serving the people of this community and the surrounding area for over seven years. The store is owned by Terry Scott and managed by Edwin McIntyre. “This is a good place to be,” said McIntyre. “I was born and ...

August, 2016

  • 30 August

    Scotty’s – Hometown Convenience at its Best

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Scotty’s, located on Highway 71 South in Cove, has been serving up biscuits, chicken strips, burgers, fish and more for breakfast, lunch and dinner for many years under owner and founder, Terry Scott. That tradition of excellence continues under the present owner, Denise Provence. Provence took over Scotty’s in June of 2015 and business has been ...

  • 23 August

    Cossatot Senior Center – A Place to Feel at Home

    BY RICK WRIGHT – The Cossatot Senior Center just north of Wickes, about one mile from the Lighthouse, delivers meals to the homebound, Monday through Friday, and serves lunch at the center at 11:45 a.m. The Center has music three days a week, played by local musicians. Bingo is held twice a week and they play dominos and build puzzles ...

  • 17 August

    TJ’s Country Store – Small Town Atmosphere with Big Community Love

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Tim and Leona Scott purchased a convenience store in Hatfield, Arkansas. After remodeling, TJ’s opened their doors January 1st 2014 and has been going strong ever since. “We were living in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Terry Scott, Tim’s dad, informed us that this business was for sale,” said Leona. “We had been looking at coming back home. ...

  • 9 August


    BY RICK WRIGHT – Razorback Auto Parts store owner Charles Williams has been in business since 1973 when he and his dad, Jearl Williams, opened the store in Hatfield, Arkansas. Jearl Williams worked in the store for 20 years. “When we first started this business in 1972 and 1973, we ran a parts route before we got going in here,” ...

  • 2 August

    Union Bank of Mena – Hometown Banking at Its Best

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Union Bank has been serving Mena and all of Polk County since 1934. “We rose up out of the Great Depression,” said Union Bank President and CEO Philip B. Hensley. “There were bank failures back in those times. That’s basically how we got started. This bank was actually born out of a failed bank. The depositors ...

July, 2016

  • 26 July

    10 Minit Lube – Fast and Friendly Small Town Service

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Protecting your investment in your vehicle by keeping if properly maintained and doing it in only 10 minutes is the specialty for Brion Dickerson and his team of professionals at Mena’s 10 Minit Lube. Brion Dickerson was looking for a career change in 2011 when he researched a need in the Mena area and opened 10 ...