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Reverend Donley Hesse – A Student of the Word

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Martin Luther, one of the great men that led the protestant reformation 500 years ago, was wrapped up in ministering the Bible to those around him. He desired that the common man could know God through the Scriptures. He once said this about the Bible, “The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, ...

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Michael Povey – Making Mena Home

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Home is not always where you were born or where your family is from. Sometimes you can be thousands of miles from family and feel more ‘at home’ than you ever imagined possible. Michael Povey is home, despite being born and raised in England. Michael and his wife, Stephanie, proudly call Mena home. Michael spent his ...

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Donna Montgomery – A Friend to the Community

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Everyone desires a good friend, someone they can share laughter with. Some of the friends we find ourselves closest with are the ones that seemed to come into our lives by chance. After some time though, these people are no longer friends they are family. Family is not something that people get the luxury of choosing, ...

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Linda Johnson – A Desire to Serve

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Sometimes life brings you full circle to a similar place you have been, only to show you how much you have grown and life has changed. Often the things that we leave behind are the things that we learn to love again the next time. Linda Johnson grew up in a small town in southeast Ohio ...

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Malcolm Wade – Life is a Dance

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Where is happiness found? If you talk to ten different people you may receive ten differnet answers. Vicki Baum once said, “There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them.” For many, dancing is not the first answer that came to the mind, but for Malcolm Wade, dancing not only leads to happiness, but ...

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Phil Feerance- Giving His Life for Charity

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – “Oh, the places you’ll go”, this phrase was so cleverly coined in Dr. Seuss’s book. Life does seem to take people places they never would have expected, on journeys that make their life worth living. Phil Feerance is a man well traveled. Military and work has allowed him to experience new places and new faces, with ...

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The Dollar Family – Stewarding God’s Gifts

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – For many families, farming is more than a job, it is a heritage that has been passed down from generation to generation. Farming is hard work and is often weary for those involved, but it is a rewarding work. Many families have given their lives to this way of living, a life that is commendable. It ...

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Tammie Minton – Joyfully Serving Polk County

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Life is busy, so busy that it is too easy to go through life without looking up to see what’s going on around. Tasks, even meaningful tasks and goals, can be distracting. Albert Schweitzer once said, “The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.” Tammie Minton, ...

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Tommy Johnson – A Life that Counts

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Abraham Lincoln once said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that counts. It’s the life in the years.” What Lincoln meant was that one could live a long life, but never really live life to the fullest. In other words, when someone gets to the end of their years, what will be ...

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Fred Ogden – Coming Home

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Margaret Elizabeth Sangster once said, “There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” Home is not necessarily a town or a destination, but a place that is warm with smiles and love from family and friends. Fond memories from the past help shape the places that people call home. For Fred Ogden, Mena is home, ...

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