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September, 2016

  • 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 ...

  • 19 July

    Sharon Walston – A Sweet, Smiling Servant

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Sharon Walston may spend most days at her desk but is always busy helping to organize one event or another, showing her love for the county she calls home. Walston was raised in Hatfield, graduating from Hatfield High School in 1978 and lives in Hatfield on the family farm with her husband, Joe, who retired from ...

  • 13 July

    Jerry Foster – A Lifetime Coach and Well Loved Educator

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Jerry Foster coached at every high school in Polk County during his career as an educator, including Acorn, Wickes, Hatfield, Gillham, Vandervoort and Mena. Foster, born in Mena, Arkansas in 1948, graduated from Mena High School in 1966 before attending and graduating from Henderson State University in 1970. This year, he completed his 19th year coaching ...

  • 5 July

    Diana Berg – A Testament of Overcoming All Adversity

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Diana Berg has hit a milestone that not many of her peers are able to accomplish in their lifetimes. Berg, surrounded by co-workers and friends, celebrated her retirement after being an employee for PCDC for more than 30 years. Berg is not only an employee, but also a client, making her fete even more special. Berg ...