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July, 2013

  • 30 July

    James Earl Turner – Dedicated To His Community

    By Michael Reisig James Earl Turner is a fourth generation native of Mena and Polk County. His parents and grandparents were cattle people and farmers and he has grown up with a love of the land and the people of this area. From that, Turner has continuously dedicated a good deal of his time and efforts to making Polk County ...

  • 24 July

    Kyle and Debbie Todd – Promoting “Acts of Love”

    By Michael Reisig Kyle and Debbie Todd have a mission – in both the literal and cerebral sense. They have taken it upon themselves to feed the needy, and working with the Mena Assembly of God Church, and Acts of Love, this is what they do. Kyle was born and raised in Mena. He attended Mena High School and graduated ...

  • 17 July

    Laci Miner & Lori Bonner – Sisters Add Thriving Sister Stores to Mena’s Downtown

    By Michael Reisig Two of Mena’s younger entrepreneurs have been showing the way for others to be successful, and in the process, they are building and enhancing our business community. In the last couple of years, sisters Laci Miner and Lori Bonner have opened clothing and accessories boutiques in Mena, and with hard work, dedication, and a good deal of ...

June, 2013

  • 21 June

    Maureen Keese – Working For College and Community

    By Michael Reisig – Maureen Keese of Mena has found a place within our town and our college that she can combine human resources and physical resources, and come up with an improved community. It keeps her very busy, but she likes that as well. Keese is originally from Newark, N.J., where she was born and raised. She graduated from ...

June, 2011

  • 29 June

    Robert Toombs – Helping Veterans Receive What They Deserve

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – For the last five years Robert Toombs has served with distinction as the Polk County Veteran’s Service Office and many a veteran in this area will tell you it was Toombs who went to bat for him or her and helped them get the benefits they were entitled to. Toombs was born in St. Louis, MO. ...

September, 2010

  • 22 September

    Robert & Dolores Hutcheson – Serving and Protecting

    As published September 22, 2010 BY MICHAEL REISIG – Robert and Dolores Hutcheson have a unique arrangement as far as couples go – they are both officers of the law. Robert is a deputy sheriff for Polk County and Dolores is a police officer with the City of Mena. They serve and protect our community in many fashions, and they ...