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September, 2016

  • 28 September

    Kyle Cannon – Your Hometown Banker

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Kyle Cannon works for the Union Bank of Mena, he’s the A Loan Officer and the Branch Manager at the Wickes Branch. Kyle has been with the bank a little over four years and has been at Wickes right at three years. Kyle was born in Arkadelphia and his family moved to Mena when he was ...

  • 20 September

    Charles Pitman – More than Happy to Serve Others

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Charles Pitman, Mena’s General Manager of the Water Utilities, is a busy man. He’s a husband, father of three, and a Rotarian at heart with a deep desire to give those in need a “hand-up.” Charles has worked with the utility for a total of six years and as general manager for three, carrying the responsibility ...

  • 13 September

    Neal Dyer – Sharing God’s Love Through Loving & Serving Others

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Neal Dyer sold his handmade knives and prayed for people at his tables set up on Highway 71 south, at the storage buildings, for over 10 years. “That is probably the only thing I’m good at, is praying.” said Dyer. One of the first things the disciples asked Jesus was, ‘Lord teach us to pray.’ “That’s ...

  • 7 September

    Jack Peebles – Leading Polk County’s Finest

    With the early retirement of Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey, who is taking a position in the Arkansas Sheriff’s Association, Jack Peebles, of Cove, was recently selected to finish Godfrey’s term of office before Sheriff-Elect Scott Sawyer takes over. Sheriff Peebles has been married to his wife Aleta for 30 years and they have six children, 13 grandchildren, and eight ...

August, 2016

  • 30 August

    Kenneth Posey – Spreading God’s Word

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Kenneth Posey is the founding pastor of Southside Church of God, located on Dallas Avenue in Mena. The church opened its doors the first Sunday in June 2001. “I was born and raised in Mena,” said Posey. “I’ve been here pretty much all my life.” He has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 41 years ...

  • 24 August

    Lisa Campbell – Carrying on the Family Legacy

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Hundreds of people will once again enjoy an annual tradition… and what some refer to as a ‘family reunion.’ They will pour into our community from all parts of the country and all walks of life to share a passion.  They will cruise into our community this week to proudly display their meticulously restored antique street ...

  • 17 August

    Dewayne Taylor – Leading the Next Generation

    BY RICK WRIGHT – From a career in coaching to progressing to administrative roles, Dewayne Taylor, the new Principal and Athletic Director at Cossatot River High School, is a man devoted to helping students reach their full potential. “I’m excited to be here,” said Taylor. “We had a good opening morning. Most of these kids I’ve known since being the ...

  • 9 August

    Duane Webb – Citizen of the Week

    BY RICK WRIGHT – As most farmers will tell you, it’s not always about the money you make, but about the lifestyle.  Families such as Duane and Dotsy Webb are living proof that sharing a passion brings a life full of time well spent on the things that really matter. Duane has been in farming his entire life, and admits ...

  • 2 August

    Kathy Adams – World Traveler and History Teacher

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Kathy Adams is following her life’s dream. “This is my reward for all the years that I worked in public school teaching secondary high school for 25 years,” said Adams. “I needed a change and this was the opportunity that opened up. Mrs. Naomi Thompson started this program. Rich Mountain Community College is the only institution ...

July, 2016

  • 26 July

    Craig Cohen – Feeding the Hungry

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Across America today, there are people who see their service to the Lord as doing all they can do to feed the hungry. Taking to heart what Jesus said concerning ministering to those in need when He said, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…” (Matthew 25:35) Mena’s Craig L. Cohen is ...