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July, 2017

  • 18 July

    Carol Burns – Serving and Recognizing Veterans

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Do you know what happens when you don’t take time to stop and remember? Things in the past and memories become vague and no longer important. President Harry S Truman once remarked, “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have our undying gratitude. ...

  • 11 July

    Ashley Smith – Helping Make Connections

    BY LOGAN MCCOURNTEY – The ability to be able connect with people is a gift. To be able to walk into a room, make connections with people that leads to good conversation and then connect other people seems to be a gift that is all too lost in our world. More and more our ‘connecting’ is done through 140 characters ...

  • 5 July

    Chris Masters- A Life of Adventure

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Adventure. It can be defined as participating in exciting and potentially hazardous undertakings. Life is an adventure, there are the moments that are most certainly exciting and some moments that take your breath away because they are so thrilling. For many, they would rather look back on their life and say, “I can’t believe I did ...

June, 2017

  • 27 June

    Michelle Boehler- Faithful Public Servant

    BY LOGAN MCCOURNTEY – Michelle Boehler, Administrative Assistant to Judge Jerry Ryan, was recently recognized by the Administrative Office of the Courts and Arkansas Trial Court Administrators Association for 25 years of service to the state of Arkansas. This, coming after she has worked during the tenure of three different judges in Polk County. Michelle grew up in Polk County ...

  • 20 June

    Reverend Donley Hesse – A Student of the Word

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Martin Luther, one of the great men that led the protestant reformation 500 years ago, was wrapped up in ministering the Bible to those around him. He desired that the common man could know God through the Scriptures. He once said this about the Bible, “The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, ...

  • 13 June

    Jay ‘Gator’ Gisclair – Bringing Joy Through Music

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Everyone has their favorite kind of music. Their music may help pass the time as they run, help them relax from the demands of life, and for many, music has a way of putting a smile on their face. Writing and singing music is an art form and music is an art that goes in the ...

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 ...