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May, 2017

  • 23 May

    A Man from ‘The Greatest Generation’ – Jim Montgomery

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – “Nothing is as strong as the heart of a volunteer,” said Jimmy Doolittle, WWII LTC. This attitude is reflected in the lives of those who served in World War II. During a time in which there was a military draft, many of these valiant men volunteered before ever having to be asked… One of those such ...

  • 10 May

    Sonya Maye – Serving for the Good of Others

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – In a world full of marketing, public relation specialists, and networking, it can feel complex and overwhelming. The truth is, each and every person has a role in the world of marketing. People are marketing a product everyday, that product is themselves and the things they are most passionate about. Sonya Maye, Marketing and Public Relations ...

  • 2 May

    Amanda Posey- An Advocate for All Children

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – It could be argued that teachers are one of the biggest shapers of society. For hours at a time, teachers are tasked with the responsibility of molding, shaping, inspiring, and teaching young minds that will one day influence the world. To much of the world, teachers may just be another professional, but to many of their ...

April, 2017

  • 26 April

    Michael Povey – Making Mena Home

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Home is not always where you were born or where your family is from. Sometimes you can be thousands of miles from family and feel more ‘at home’ than you ever imagined possible. Michael Povey is home, despite being born and raised in England. Michael and his wife, Stephanie, proudly call Mena home. Michael spent his ...

  • 18 April

    Donna Montgomery – A Friend to the Community

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Everyone desires a good friend, someone they can share laughter with. Some of the friends we find ourselves closest with are the ones that seemed to come into our lives by chance. After some time though, these people are no longer friends they are family. Family is not something that people get the luxury of choosing, ...

  • 5 April

    Malcolm Wade – Life is a Dance

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Where is happiness found? If you talk to ten different people you may receive ten differnet answers. Vicki Baum once said, “There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them.” For many, dancing is not the first answer that came to the mind, but for Malcolm Wade, dancing not only leads to happiness, but ...

March, 2017

  • 28 March

    Phil Feerance- Giving His Life for Charity

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – “Oh, the places you’ll go”, this phrase was so cleverly coined in Dr. Seuss’s book. Life does seem to take people places they never would have expected, on journeys that make their life worth living. Phil Feerance is a man well traveled. Military and work has allowed him to experience new places and new faces, with ...

  • 21 March

    The Dollar Family – Stewarding God’s Gifts

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – For many families, farming is more than a job, it is a heritage that has been passed down from generation to generation. Farming is hard work and is often weary for those involved, but it is a rewarding work. Many families have given their lives to this way of living, a life that is commendable. It ...

  • 14 March

    Clarice’s Room of Hope – Giving Smiles and Restoring Hope

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – There are seasons in life that take our breath away, not because they are priceless moments, but because they knock us down. Suffering seems to be inevitable, it not only pushes limits, but like heat from the fire, it refines everything. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he ...

  • 14 March

    Tammie Minton – Joyfully Serving Polk County

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Life is busy, so busy that it is too easy to go through life without looking up to see what’s going on around. Tasks, even meaningful tasks and goals, can be distracting. Albert Schweitzer once said, “The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.” Tammie Minton, ...