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May, 2016

  • 10 May

    Vintage Tin Restorations – Making the Old, New Again

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Tinkering on old cars has long been a hobby of Will Moon and, luckily for him, he has been able to take that hobby and turn it into a business that brings himself, and others, much joy. Vintage Tin Restorations and antique cars is not really where Moon got his beginnings because, as he said, “They ...

  • 3 May

    Humane Society of the Ouachitas – Caring for the Unwanted

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Humane Society of the Ouachitas is an organization that cares for the neglected animals of Polk County and is staffed with volunteers that donate valuable time to love, feed, and care for the dogs and cats under their umbrella. The HSO, as it is called, is Polk County’s locally owned and operated “no-kill” non-profit shelter. ...

April, 2016

  • 26 April

    Aynes Ice Company – Keeping it Cool, All Year Long

    BY RENEE HENDRIX – In 1991 the Aynes family decided to embark on a new enterprise and bought the Bunch Ice Company from Jim and Joann Bunch. When asked what were some of the biggest changes from then till now, Todd Aynes exclaimed, “That the production and operating techniques were quite different all those years ago.” Back when they first ...

  • 19 April

    Miles Construction – Building with a Heart

    BY RENEE HENDRIX – Jason Miles started Miles Construction in the year 2000. Being a Polk County native, born and raised in Wickes Arkansas, and knowledgeable in his field of construction, Miles wanted to offer his fellow neighbors a reliable construction company that provided both excellence in performance and quality work.  With a vision and a goal, Miles dedicated the ...

  • 12 April

    Lipstick & Curls Salon – A One-Stop Pamper Shop

    BY RENEE HENDRIX – When first walking through the doors of Lipstick & Curls Salon, light pink walls accompanied by the shabby chic décor provide a soothing environment that begins to peel the layers of stress away.  It provides the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere of a true spa, which is exactly what owner Holly Cummins wanted to bring to Mena. ...

  • 5 April

    Pleasant Hills Animal Clinic – Dedicated to Your Critters

    BY RENEE HENDRIX – Pleasant Hills Animal Clinic is a fresh new name to a well known local Establishment-Town and Country Vet Clinic. Along with their brand new name, the clinic will be making more changes in the future.  Among the wonderful staff they have employed, there are three doctors, Dr. Gordon McDonald, Dr. Ann Hatley and Dr. Crystal Garner. ...

March, 2016

  • 29 March

    Defenders Boxing & Family Sports Center – Bringing Options for Youth and Women

    BY RENEE HENDRIX – Defenders Boxing & Family Sports Center is a dream come true for Richard & Pearl Hexamer and their family. This family owned and operated business brings an alternative for Mena residents. With his military background, Hexamer felt he could bring a facility that could empower women with self defense and self-awareness classes, explaining he feels there ...

  • 22 March

    Mena Rehabilitation Center – Covering All Therapy Needs

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Rehabilitation Center is a division of Mena Regional Health System that dedicates itself to helping people get past the hurdles of recovery and back to their lives, work, and family. It’s a continuum of care facility for inpatient and outpatient clients and is based on individual needs of the patient with the help of a ...

  • 15 March

    MSBI – Proud to be Building Mena and Beyond

    BY RENEE HENDRIX – In 1974, Frank Hebert answered an advertisement in a rural farm magazine to be a Butler Steel building dealer. From that simple response, a new Mena business was born and soon capitulated into one of Mena’s respected second-generation family owned businesses. MSBI Construction is owned and operated by Frank’s son, Bryan, and his wife, Amye Hebert. ...

  • 8 March

    The Oaks – Adding Quality to Life

    In the year of 2002, Ouachita Seniors & Retires, Inc., embarked on an ambitious new construction objective to improve the quality of life for local senior residents.  They wanted to bring affordable, high quality assisted living to the residents of Polk County. After extensive fundraising, construction of The Oaks Assisted Living Center began in April of 2010 and was completed ...