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February, 2014

  • 5 February

    Rae Grasso

    BY JACLYN ROSE – At 12 years old, in her hometown of Ossining, New York, while listening to cowboy records, Rae Grasso decided she would one day move to Oklahoma or Wyoming.  Fascinated with cowboys and the Western lifestyle, she is thrilled to have ended up just miles from the Oklahoma border. Grasso was born in 1929 and was raised ...

January, 2014

  • 29 January

    James and Faye Harnar

    BY JACLYN ROSE – James Harnar was born in Mississippi in April of 1927. When he was a young man his family chose to head west and settle in Grover City, California.  He made the trip on the back of a flatbed truck with an old dog.  James, along with his mother, step-father and several siblings did not have money ...

  • 22 January

    Shelley Staggs

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Shelley Staggs is a native of Rockford, the second largest city in the state of Illinois.  At the age of 8 her parents decided a small town would be better to raise their only child, and they moved south to Mena.  “It was definitely a big change going from a large city to Mena but I ...

  • 14 January

    Regina Lawry

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Regina Lawry was born in Denver, Colorado and lived in the same house until she was married.  In grade school she attended Denver Public Schools.  Upon entering high school, Regina transferred to a private Christian boarding school in Loveland, Co, called Campion Academy.  It was there that Regina met her husband and made lifelong friends that ...

  • 7 January

    Brooks and Ann Barron

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Around 55 years ago, a mutual friend of Brooks and Ann Barron thought they would be a good match for each other and set them up on a blind date.  The couple agreed and married a year later.  After 54 years they are a wonderful example of a godly marriage.  The duo are adorable together, finishing ...

December, 2013

  • 31 December

    Gary Newcomb – Retiring from Banking Career

    BY JACLYN ROSE – A self-proclaimed “Arkansas Man”, Gary Newcomb was born in California but moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas at a young age.  “We are “Arkansas People” who spent a little time in California.  I’ve always considered Arkansas to be my home.”  Newcomb graduated from Hot Springs High and went on to Henderson State University to begin his post ...

  • 17 December

    The Staff of Rich Mountain Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

    BY JACLYN ROSE – The thirty-two employees of Rich Mountain Electric Cooperatives are the backbone of the organization and while most of us only associate electricity with a switch, plug-in, or cord, it is their expertise and skills that are actually responsible for lighting up our homes and businesses. They are under the faithful and capable leadership of Leon Philpot ...

  • 10 December

    Tim Clark – A Man of Many Seasons

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Tim Clark is a businessman, a husband, a father, an outdoorsman, a coach, and a man of faith, and like the talented juggler, he manages to balance each part of his life. Clark was born and raised in Mena. He graduated from high school in 1995 and went on to Rich Mountain Community College. From there ...

  • 3 December

    A.L. Hadaway – A Life Full of Adventure

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Born and raised around Texarkana, Almer Lee Hadaway, A.L. to his friends, has lived a life full of adventure. From the Arkansas National Guard to Polk County Sherriff to inspecting airplanes, he has had many interesting experiences so far. “The key to success is to marry the love of your life, and to do what you ...

November, 2013

  • 26 November

    Steve Mosley – A Man of Many Passions

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Steve Mosley is a man of many passions – he is a successful businessman and a recognized name in the electric co-op industry from Texas to Arkansas, but he is also an avid hunter, a lover of nature, a passionate explorer of American Indian history and artifacts, and an extraordinary photographer, and it is perhaps his ...