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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 ...

  • 19 July

    Mena Feed – The Friendly Feed (and More) Store

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Mena Feed, owned by Dewayne Morris, is more than a feed store, it’s a place where customers are often called by name when they walk in the door. Morris not only has an incredible talent for remembering customer’s names, he educates his customers in just about every area of ranching and farming; from feeding show pigs, ...

  • 13 July

    Avants – Providing a Home for Challenged Women Since 1986

    BY RICK WRIGHT – “Avants Group Living Center, is a branch of PCDC,” said Director Stephanie Moore. “It is it’s own entity but is managed through PCDC.” The facility was opened in 1986 and is coming up on it’s 30th anniversary. Avants holds up to nine residents. Two of those, Diana Berg and Amona Sanders, have been there from the ...

  • 5 July

    Janssen Park Place Bed & Breakfast – A Step Back in Time

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Find yourself in a turn-of-the-century Victorian style home when you stay at Janssen Park Place Bed & Breakfast, right in the heart of Mena.  The handsome two story home was built for the slower pace of the early 20th century as evidenced by the wraparound front porch graced by eight ionic columns.  The Georgian Revival home ...

June, 2016

  • 28 June

    Country Cat Café & Sweet Shop

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Lifelong Mena residents are living out their dream at the Country Cat Café & Sweet Shop. Tamara Purcell is known in her circle of family and friends for her southern style food that is second to none and her daughter, Sarah, who co-owns the café with her mom, has her mom’s flare, but on the sweet ...