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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 ...

  • 21 June

    The Mena First United Methodist Church

    By Michael Reisig – The Mena First United Methodist Church has a rich and long history. Its first meeting place consisted of a sawdust floor and rough-hewn walls and the first meeting took place in 1896. A corner lot on 7th and Church Streets was purchased and a frame church was built that same year. A new church was built ...

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 ...