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Cowboy and Indian Trading Post – Bringing the Southwest U.S. to Southwest Arkansas

BY JACLYN ROSE – Mike Gallaway spent his career working for the Department of Corrections in California.  Several years before retirement, Gallaway and his wife, Kathy, decided to visit friends who had moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas.  During their vacation, they rented a car and drove around the state, they stopped in Mena and ate dinner at The Chopping Block, never ...

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Copelin Financial – Serving to Provide Others a Quality Life

BY JACLYN ROSE – For the past eighty years, the Copelin family has been providing quality cars to Polk County, beginning with CW Copelin Chevrolet Sales and Services.  That first dealership was located on Highway 71, where Radio Shack currently sits.  In the 1940’s and 1950’s, Copelin Motor Co. served Polk County north of Mena and in the 1960’s Huey Copelin ...

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T-N-L Meat Processing – Giving Nothing Less Than the Best

BY JACLYN ROSE – T-N-L Meat Processing is located at 527 Polk Road 71, off Highway 88 in Yocana, Arkansas. Owner and Master Butcher, Troy Lunsford, gives God all the glory for his business and explained that the initials T-N-L stand for Trust in the Lord, which is exactly what he and his family have done since opening his business ...

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Old Bank Antiques – A Vintage Vault of Antiquities

BY JACLYN ROSE – Around 25 years ago, Jerri McCoy and her husband found Mena while on vacation.  Residents of Galveston, Texas, they had heard of the Talimena Scenic Drive and the lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park and drove up through Oklahoma.  “The next morning we drove to Mena and loved the town; the size, the people, and the ...

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Non-Stop Fitness – Your Physical Step to Success

BY JACLYN ROSE – In a fast paced and busy society, where time is never on one’s side, it is very easy to let personal health and fitness go to the wayside.  Dustin and Shawna Powell saw a need for a fitness facility in Polk County that would allow its members to work out anytime they can fit it into their ...

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Davis Brothers – Their Family Serving Your Family Since 1982

Rick and George Davis are brothers who began working together in 1982 with the video store, Rick’s Prime Time, and have continued to do so ever since.  “I have never seen two people that work together better than Rick and George,” said Adrianna Davis, George’s wife. The brothers are both graduates of Mena High School and hail from a family ...

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Sacred Touch Massage & Bodyworks – Creating Wellness in You

BY JACLYN ROSE – Wendy Scott, Licensed Massage Therapist at Sacred Touch Massage and Bodyworks, moved to Mena from Las Vegas, Nevada after living there for 15 years and being raised in Southern California.  “In 2007 I moved to Mena, I had family here and it was time for a change, time to slow down,” explained Scott.  After moving to ...

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Durable Medical Equipment – Providing Your Medical Equipment Needs

BY JACLYN ROSE – Durable Medical Equipment was founded in DeQueen, Arkansas 20 years ago.  A family owned home health and medical supply business, now run by the founder’s daughter and her husband, Paula and Vic Smith. After operating just south of Polk County for many years, Durable Medical Equipment began working with agencies inside Polk County and quickly saw ...

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Street and Performance – A Street Rod Legend

BY JACLYN ROSE – Mark Campbell was always interested in street rods. He built his first car when he was 14 years old and drove it from California to Mena in the early 1960’s. The Campbell family owned and operated Campbell’s Dairy in Ink until the early 1980’s. Mark, a dairy farmer and milkman, thought it would be a good ...

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La Villa Mexican Restaurant – Serving Up Hometown Spice

BY JACLYN ROSE – When eating at La Villa Mexican Restaurant in Mena, two things can be expected, first, the food will come quickly and second, the price will be fair.  Those two observations are part of the reason that La Villa has flourished since they opened their doors, at 1100 Highway 71 North in Mena, almost eight years ago. ...

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