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Vicki Agee Sales Associate 479-234-3626

Lana Coogan Sales Associate 479-234-3685

Norma Trammell Executive Broker 479-216-4313

Eudell Head Sales Associate 479-216-3544

Angel Ward Sales Associate 479-216-3526

Gary McMellon Sales Associate 479-637-6814

Rachel Lance Sales Associate 479-234-3594

Amanda Warrington Sales Associate 479-234-8114

Tiffany Lane Principal Broker/Owner 479-394-6500


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Welcome to the Chamber


Meet the board


New Members




Scenic Attractions




A little bit about polk county




Membership Directory


helpful numbers


the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1898.

board members and a message from the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.

a complete list of businesses that joined the Chamber in 2017

Written By:

Ashley Smith Pulse Multi-Media Staff

Photos By:

Pulse Multi-Media Mandy Parks Photography AR Dept. of Parks & Tourism

Volume 1002 Issue 1 Fall 2017

a yearly calendar and special events throughout Polk County

a few beautiful discoveries Polk County is known for

experience Polk County’s culture and shopping

Polk County was organized in 1844, making the 48th county in Arkansas.

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a map of the great schools around the area


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The Mena/Polk County Area Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1898. Polk County has a very diversified economic base, which includes: tourism, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, aviation, and retirement. The purpose of the Mena/Polk County Area Chamber of Commerce is to advance the welfare and prosperity of our area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. Our focus is given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, recreational, and educational interests of the area. We serve the business community through our many business service programs, events, and committees, always striving to find additional ways to serve our members.

“As the largest business organization in the Mena/Polk County area, we exist to better our community through economic development.�

Many times, we are the first place an individual will stop when visiting our area. We take great pride in providing maps as well as local business information to assist them with their needs. Our membership consists of area businesses and individuals who believe that a strong, healthy community is dependent on a steady stream of visitors, a thriving business community, and those who are looking to make the Mena/Polk County area their permanent home. Members are encouraged to participate and membership fees help to fund Chamber sponsored activities, programs, and events. | 5

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“The mena/polk chamber of commerce continues to strive to promote our local businesses to enhance their success. we understand successful businesses means more jobs and a stronger economy.”

Board Members:

Jimma Holder – Mena Public Schools; Sonya Maye – Mena Regional Health System; Matt Thomas – State Farm Insurance; Chris Benner – Christian Motorcyclists Association; Lisa Masters – The Oaks of Mena; Judy McClara – The Mercantile; Jerri McCoy - The Old Bank Antiques & Loft; Marc Rosson – Individual Member; Vicki Agee (not pictured) – The Mena Star; Debbie Frost – Pulse Multi-Media; Candace Riner – Created in His Image Ministries; Paula Magers (not pictured) – Queen Wilhelmina State Park

- Matt Thomas (chamber president)

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Executive Board Members: Standing: Matt Thomas – President; Chris Benner – Vice President; Seateed: Sonya Maye – Secretary; Jimma Holder – Treasurer


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Here in Polk County, we like to think we are pretty special. Steeped in history and strong in community, our area boasts natural wonders such as the East to West running Ouachita Mountain range and the Class V rapids of the Cossatot River. Mena is the seat and undisputed capital of the Ouachitas, Here you can find an emerging arts district, mountain trails to hike, clear streams to play in, top notch accommodations, and a unique shopping experience all wrapped up in Southern charm and hospitality. We are home to an internationally owned company, several world renowned artists, and our “Castle in the Sky”, Queen Wilhelmina which was named after a Dutch railroad investor’s wife. The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1898 and is currently made up of 266 members. The Chamber provides services and representation to our members, along with hosting networking functions, professional development workshops, and special community events throughout the year. We consider ourselves a small town chamber striving to accomplish big city chamber goals through the dedication and hard work of our staff, board of directors, volunteers, and member businesses. Being a resident of Polk County for nearly 21 years, I have seen faces and businesses come and go, but never before have I seen or felt the kind of energy that our small town is generating in its race to revitalization. As you read through this magazine, you will learn more about the wide array of amenities and resources available to the residents and business owners in our community. You will find information on becoming a chamber member, volunteering your time, reasons why we think Mena and Polk County are special, and why you should consider us as your new location for your home or business.

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Grow your business and make community connections by taking advantage of one of our numerous meetings and events. Attending Chamber networking events allows you to cultivate and maintain valuable business relationships.

• The Chamber has a wide reach across muliple social media platforms and encourages our members to utilize the benefits of connecting with the community in this manner. Access our social media audience to advertise sales and events, share coupons, and list employment opportunities. • Increase Your Access to Critical Business Building Information: We

provide valuable links to our member businesses, important local agencies, and county government all on one website at All current members are listed by category in our online business directory to help both members and non-members do business with you!

Money Saving Discounts: If you fully leverage the cost-saving discounts... ranging from health Chamber #4 •insurance, office supplies, discounted telephone service, to other items your business currently uses or will need... it’s not uncommon for a small business to save the amount of their membership dues within the first 60 days. Contact #

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5 • Resources Workshops and Professional Development: # • Ribbon Cuttings: 6

The Chamber hosts events and provides resources to help you succeed in your business. We recruit speakers and specialists throughout the year to further the professional development of Chamber members.





What better way to say ‘welcome to the community’ than with a ribbon cutting celebration. This ceremony introduces you and your employees, along with your location, products, and services to the entire community. Ribbon cutting pictures are printed in the area news outlets and distributed to the membership via email and social media.

• Become a Board/Committee Member: Serving on our board and/or on one of our many committees provides numerous networking opportunities and professional leadership development. Build your business while engaging in the development of community events, Chamber policies, and continued economic growth. • See and Be Seen: Display your materials in the Chamber office and have them included in relocation

and vacation packets that are requested and mailed out weekly. Take advantage of the advertising opportunity available in the very magazine you hold in your hands. Being active in the Chamber increases your visibility in the community and the surrounding area.

9 Become a Voice for Local Business: # 10 Be in the Chamber Spotlight: #

Our staff and board are deeply involved in many key decisions benefitting area businesses. The Chamber is the face and the voice of the local business community. By becoming a member you have a chance to have your voice heard.

Our Chamber Spotlights bring focus to a different member business each week with specialized content that is posted on all social media platforms, shared through emails and newsletters, prominently displayed on our website, and mentioned on our weekly radio spot. visit mena/polk county chamber of commerce website

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A strong Chamber is dependent on a strong group of volunteers. The Chamber Ambassador Committee is a selected member group who volunteer their time to provide a crucial link between the Chamber, its members, and the county at large. Ambassadors are in the center of the business activity of the community. They enjoy rewards of making new contacts, strengthening business relationships, and accessing resources to further their own success. They represent the Chamber through referring new members, participating in events, such as ribbon cuttings, and Chamber networking functions as well as many more support activities.

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Fresh Start Pregnancy Center

Rick Burns

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members Welcome 2017 New Members!

We welcome these businesses who have seen the benefit of becoming a part of our Chamber.

AirMed Care Network American Veterans Motorcycle Club Mena Chapter Auto Repair Center, LLC Books & Stuf Chicollo’s Food Emporium Closet 821 The Corner Shoppe/Pony Express Daniel Communications KAWX 93.1 Dreamland Vacation Resort Hornet Tire & Automotive, LLC

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Limetree Restaurant, LLC Lottie-Da’s Salon & Spa Mandy Parks Photography Mena Spine & Rehab Mitchell Computer Services Mizumi Hibachi Express Never Enuff Toys, LLC Sanctified Design, LLC Shasta’s Burger Box Terminix Whitley Lind Photography Yankee Clipper Salon | 13

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calendar november:

december: performed by Junior OLT at

sponsored by Southwest Artist

sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Mena

Changing of the Colors Rally

Fall Craft Festival


Art of Heartland National Painting Competition

Children’s Violin Recital

sponsored by Christian Motorcyclists Association

at Polk County Fair Grounds

Downtown Mena Street Merchants Daylight Trick-or-Treat

sponsored by Queen Wilhelmina

sponsored by Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce

Halloween PCDC Dance

sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Mena

OLT Membership Drive Kickoff Celebration

at Ouachita Little Theater

Run for the Son 5K Run/Walk

sponsored by Christian Motorcyclists Association

Cossatot Half-Marathon Trail Race

sponsored by Cossatot River State Park

Louise Durham Fall Carnival Family Carnival Fun

Elks Annual Hoop Shoot

Ouachita Little Theater Christmas Gift Show

Gallery Garage Sale

City of Cove, AR Christmas Parade

sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Mena

Community Nativity Festival

at UofA Rich Mountain

sponsored by City of Cove, AR

Ouachita Arts Celebration

sponsored by Mena Arts District

Spring Pre-registration

sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Mena

Toys for Tots Benefit Auction

Flame on Youth Rally

at UofA Rich Mountain

at Mena Art Gallery

Robert Burns Night Dinner Spring Registration

Mena Christmas Festival

Toys for Tots Benefit Dance

sponsored by Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission

sponsored by Elks Lodge

Veteran’s Day Celebration

Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center Fundraising Banquet

sponsored by Elks Lodge

sponsored by Christian Motorcyclists Association

sponsored by Marine Corp League

sponsored by Marine Corp League, Elks Lodge and various sponsors


Annual Holiday Play

at Mena Art Gallery

Green Day

of events

Mena Christmas Parade of Lights

sponsored by Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce

sponsored by Fresh Start Pregnancy Center

Toys for Tots Telethon

sponsored by Marine Corp League

Flourish Women’s Conference

Encouragement for Polk County Women

MONTHLY MEETINGS: Grannis City Council - 1st Monday Polk County Rodeo & Fair Association Monthly Meeting - 1st Monday Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission Monthly Meeting - 1st Tuesday Arts & Crafts Guild Monthly Meeting - 1st Wednesday Master Gardeners Monthly Meeting - 1st Thursday Old Lyric Players Monthly Meeting - 1st Saturday Vandervoort City Council - 2nd Sunday Mena City Council - 2nd Tuesday Polk County Rodeo & Fair Association Meeting - 1st Monday Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission Meeting - 1st Tuesday Master Gardeners Meeting - 1st Thursday | 15



Children’s Violin Recital

sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Mena

Southern Comfort Play

at Ouachita Little Theater

Elks Valentines Dinner & Dance

sponsored by Elks Lodge

Mena Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Arkansas hosted by Mena Public Schools

Sweethearts Open Art Show at Mena Art Gallery

Valentines PCDC Dance

sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Mena


Elks St. Patrick’s Day Dance sponsored by Elks Lodge

Member Art Show at Mena Art Gallery


Maundy Thursday Service

sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Mena

Elks Easter Egg Hunt

sponsored by Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce

Annual High School Art Competition

sponsored by Arkansas Dept. of Workforce Services

Area 14 Special Olympics Arkansas Track and Field Day

sponsored by Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Talimena 13.1 Half Marathon

sponsored by Elks Lodge

The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Banquet & Membership Celebration

sponsored by Mena Art Gallery

sponsored by The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce

Walk for Life

sponsored by Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center

National Travel & Tourism Week

Easter Sunday Service

Pastor's Retreat

sponsored by Polk County Development Center


sponsored by Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce

sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Mena

sponsored by Christian Motorcyclists Association

of events

hosted by Mena Public Schools

Main Street Festival

sponsored by The Crossing Church

Spring Registration & Fall Pre-Registration at UofA Rich Mountain

Small Business Week Annual Job Fair Pioneer Day

Annual Master Gardeners Plant Sale sponsored by Polk Co. Master Gardeners

Children’s Violin Recital

sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Mena

Color Run 5K

sponsored by MRHS

Elk’s Fishing Derby

at Cambell Farm sponsored by Elks Lodge

Memorial Weekend

at QWSP sponsored by QWSP

Relay for Life of Polk Co.

sponsored by American Cancer Society

Member Art Show at Mena Art Gallery


Old Lyric Players Meeting - 1st Saturday Mena Lioness Lions Meeting - 2nd Wednesday Children’s Art Class at Mena Art Gallery - 2nd Saturday Ouachita Photography Club Meeting - 2nd Saturday Polk County Rodeo & Fair Association Fair Ground Work Day - 2nd Saturday Art Awareness at Mena Art Gallery - 3rd Tuesday Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Board Meeting - 3rd Wednesday Quality of Life Outreach Meeting - 3rd Wednesday Clarice’s Room of Hope Gathering - Last Monday

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calendar june:

Jubilee in June

sponsored by Town of Hatfield


sponsored by Renegade Ranch

Lum & Abner Car Show

sponsored by Polk County Development Center

Lum & Abner Festival

sponsored by Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission

Lum & Abner Softball Tournament

sponsored by Aubrey D. Tapley Park

Lum & Abner Varity Show

at Ouachita Little Theater

National Rally

sponsored by Christian Motorcyclists Association

Ouachita Quilt Show

sponsored by Nimble Thimble Quilters' Guild & the Polk County Extension Cooperative Services



Annual Bert Hensley Memorial Tournament

4th of July in the Park

at QWSP sponsored by Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Annual Butterfly Count

sponsored by UofA Rich Mountain & Foundation

Crystal Music Festival

Mena Art Gallery

at QWSP sponsored by Queen Wilhelmina State Park sponsored by Board Camp Crystal Mine sponsored by Elks Lodge

Mena 4th of July Celebration

sponsored by Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission

Annual Health Fair

Celebrity Waiter Dinner

at Mena Art Gallery

Children’s Violin Recital Fall Registration

Americana Open Art Show

at UofA Rich Mountain

Town of Vandervoot 4th of July Celebration

sponsored by Polk County Fair & Rodeo Association

Vacation Bible School

sponsored by the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce

sponsored by Town of Vandervoot

Annual Ham Fest

sponsored by Queen Wilhelmina State Park sponsored by Mena Regional Health Systems

sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Mena

at Mena Art Gallery


Annual Ouachita Expression Art Show sponsored by Relay for Life of Polk Co.

Elks 4th of July Celebration

of events

Polk County Rodeo

Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run

Member Art Show Polk County Fair & Livestock Show

sponsored by Polk County Fair and Rodeo Association

Wheel A'Mena Tour to the Top

sponsored by Rotary Club of Polk County

National Chamber of Commerce Week

sponsored by Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce

sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Mena

Peak-to-Peak Motorcycle Poker Run

sponsored by Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Photography Art Show at Mena Art Gallery

National Get Outdoors Day sponsored by Queen Wilhelmina State Park


Art Day - Tuesday at 11am at Mena Art Gallery Rotary Club - Thursday at 11:30am at Papa's Mexican Cafe Polk County Farmer's Market - Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (seasonal) at Historic KCS Train Depot | 17



The Mena Polk Co Chamber of Commerce hosts community events throughout the year including: THe Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Banquet & Membership Celebration

The Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run

Downtown Trick or Treat

Annual Christmas Parade of Lights

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scenic • Shady Lake- This scenic 25 acre lake situated in a remote mountain setting is home to the Historic Shady Lake Dam. Shady Lake is located southwest of Mena on the southern fringe of Ouachita National Forest. The lake itself is roughly crescent-shaped and was created in 1935 with the assistance of enrollees from the CCC, particularly by members from Company 742 stationed at Camp F-4 (situated within the community of Shady). The dam measures 130 feet (40 m) long and 40 feet (12 m) high across the Saline River. The dam, along with seven other CCC-built structures, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The developed facilities are located on the north side of the lake, and include four camping loops, a swimming area, fishing pier, amphitheater, and other recreational facilities. Comfort facilities consist of 50 camping units including 19 units with water and electricity and one with full hookups, bathroom facilities with warm-water showers, and flush toilets. A central feature of the beach area is its CCC-built bathhouse, a rustic log structure with novelty siding, which includes changing areas at the ends, and an open picnic area in the middle. A second CCC-built picnic shelter is located north of the dock. Other CCC-built structures in the recreation area include the diving platform, amphitheater, caretaker's house, and two stone bridges. The first bridge crosses the South Fork on the forest road east of the lake, and is a stone arch structure built over a metal culvert. The second bridge carries part of the campground loop road across East Fork, just north of the lake.


The majestic Talimena National Scenic Byway is gorgeous throughout any season and offers its natural beauty year round, with the most popular season of autumn, showcasing the fall foliage. The byway spans 54 miles between Mena, Arkansas and Talihina, Oklahoma, which both serve as the “Gateway Cities” to this national attraction. Along the drive you will find numerous stops for some of the most breathtaking scenery this area has to offer, and not to mention the highest peaks around for night time star gazing. Located 13 miles from Mena, you will find the Queen Wilhelmina State Park and Lodge, “The Castle in the Sky”. Newly remodeled Queen Wilhelmina lodge offers breathtaking views atop of Arkansas’ second tallest peak. The 1.8 million acres of the Ouachita National Forest and surrounding area comes alive with brilliant vivid color in the fall months. Oranges, reds, yellows and greens dot the landscape with vibrant color. A relaxing drive just about anywhere in Mena/Polk County will energize your visual senses with spectacular sights of the rolling hills and deep valleys of color. A popular way to enjoy the fall colors is to take a leisurely drive or motorcycle ride along the Talimena National Scenic Byway, or hike the many Ouachita trails throughout the Cossatot River State Park or Queen Wilhelmena State Park. Whichever you choose, you will enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery the Ouachitas have to offer, be sure to bring your camera. Knowing when the peak color will occur is challenging, but here is what we do know: the majority of the hardwoods will peak, depending on weather, anywhere between the last two weeks of October and the first two weeks of November. The state website, with the help of their color spotters, provides visitors with a weekly fall color update beginning in late September.

Located at 524 Sherwood Avenue in the heart of downtown Mena, Arkansas, the KCS Depot is rich with deep history of Mena and Polk County. Built in 1896, the restored station houses historical displays, railroad memorabilia and “A Ouachita Portrait” exhibited collection of drawings from local Monta Black Philpot. | 19

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This 12-mile stretch of natural area along the wild Cossatot River boasts the best whitewater float in mid-America. South of Mena you can find Cossatot Falls, a rugged canyon that challenges canoeists and kayakers with its Class IV and V rapids, when the water levels are up. Here in this wild natural area, the river drops 33 feet in elevation within 1/3 of a mile. Late winter to early spring is peak whitewater paddling season. The park offers hiking trails of different lengths and difficulties as well as hosting an annual half-marathon trail race. A 15,000 square foot visitor and education center is located in Wickes and features a large exhibit gallery, two classroom/lab rooms, a wildlife viewing area, gift shop, and park administrative offices. The park also has numerous camping facilities located within its boundaries. For more information about outdoor sports and extreme adventure opportunities in Arkansas's state parks, visit: With easy access to the Ouachita National Forest and State Parks, visitors and residents to this area are presented with many recreational resources. Over 600 miles of trails located in the Ouachita Mountains provide unique adventure opportunities for ATV/ORV riding, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and more. The many lakes, rivers and streams provide for water sports, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Enjoy the year round hunting and fishing opportunities in the Ouachita National Forest. Popular trail systems and attractions within the Ouachita National Forest include: Albert Pike Recreation Area, Bard Springs, Caney Creek Trails. Fouche Mountain Trail, Little Missouri Fall, Shady Lake Recreation Area, Sugar Creek Trail, and the Wolf Pen Gap Trail Complex. For more information on the Ouachita National Forest, contact the Mena Ranger District of the US Forest Service at 479-394-2382.

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Boasting 35 miles of looped trails that attract ATV/OTV riders from all over, the Wolf Pen Gap Trail Complex leads riders through an array of areas and features high mountain vistas. The trail passes the unique 2-footed oak tree and an abandoned mine shaft with loops that connect to accommodate riders who want to vary the length of their riding experience. Enjoy scenery along the Cossatot Scenic and Recreational River and the Shady Lake Recreation Area which offers a campground. For more information on the Ouachita National Forest contact the Mena Ranger District of the US Forest Service at 479-394-2382.

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culture Downtown Mena is the location of an emerging Arts District as well as a plethora of shopping and dining opportunities. The area has been undergoing a revitalization which includes a streetscape project as well as large scale murals adorning local businesses. It is also the location of the Ouachita Arts Celebration held in November that attracts artisans and visitors from far and wide. If you are in the mood for entertainment, the Ouachita Little Theatre provides top notch shows year round. Shopping more your style? Mena Street as well as the adjacent blocks is home to many retail businesses. Antiques, furniture, home goods, clothing, and fine art are just a portion of the offerings you will find while strolling through downtown. Stop in for a bite to eat or a cup of coffee at one of our cafĂŠs and eateries. No trip to our Arts District would be complete without popping by to peruse the exhibits at The Mena Art Gallery or visiting the Historic KCS Depot which houses the local museum and the famous Ouachita Portrait Collection.

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Mayor George L. McKee

Andy Brown Ward III, Position 1

City Attorney Patrick McDaniel

City Clerk/ Treasurer Linda Rexroad

Dwight L. Douglas Ward II Position 1

Ron Tilley Ward III Position 2

Mary Alice Head Ward II Position 2

Terri Neugent Ward I Position 2

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Polk County, Arkansas was organized in 1844, making it the 48th county in Arkansas. The county is located in western central Arkansas with a current population of just over 20,000. Polk County was named for the new president of the United States, President James Knox Polk.

No matter where you choose to visit or settle down, Mena/Polk County, Arkansas is a peaceful place surrounded by majestic natural beauty.

The county has a total area of 862 square miles, that is accented with long, narrow ridges of folded rock, large fertile valleys and mountains covered with oak, and pine trees that all make up the equisite landscape of the county. Nearly half of Polk County lies in the Ouachita National Forest. Rich Mountain, the county’s most prominent landmark, has a peak of 2, 861 feet, and contains, in a single square mile, more species of wild plants, flowers, and weeds in their natural state than can be found anywhere else in the word on a similar track of land. Many creeks and rivers are scattered through the county including Lake Wilhelmina, the Cossatot River and the Ouachita River. With 28 locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Polk County is rich with history. The City of Mena is the county seat, where you will find the Historical Polk County Court House and the Polk County Library along with other county services. Mena is a gateway to some of the most visited tourist attractions in Arkansas. An estimated 1.2 million visitors each year come to Mena and Polk County to enjoy its nearby natural features. • • • • •

Acorn Alder Springs Big Fork Board Camp Bogg Springs

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Hartley Hatfield Hatton Highland Ink

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Midway Mineral Springs Mountain Fork New Potter Nunley Old Potter

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Polk County is home to three school districts as well as the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain, which includes the Ouachita Center, which is perfect for hosting conferences and parties. Mena School District, Cossatot River School District, and Ouachita River School district offer a wide range of educational choices for local families. Two of the districts constructed brand new high school buildings in the last few years as well as the addition of a performing arts center at Mena High School.


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Carrying the area’s largest selection of furniture, appliances & home decor, the

Washburn’s family has been

serving the region for over 75 years. Proudly located in the heart of downtown Mena, come see why we’re the area’s first choice in home furnishings. 1020 Mena St. • Mena, AR 71953 479.394.4332 TOLL FREE 1.888.394.4332

HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 5:30 pm • Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

SINCE 1939



& Recreation

The City of Mena has a diverse collection of parks available for its residents and visitors. Aubrey D. Tapley Park & Sports Complex features baseball, softball, and soccer fields and is utilized by many visiting teams as well as local clubs. The 10 acre Janssen Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to a log cabin built in 1851, two spring fed ponds, a gazebo, pavilion, and playground. McMillan Park is the site of the city pool as well as tennis courts, skate park, baseball diamond, a pavilion and playground. Further south in Polk County, you will find the City of Hatfield where a recent grant enabled them to install a basketball court, handicapped accessible picnic tables, and seven outdoor exercise stations. The park also has a completely renovated playground area, a walking trail, and a newly received grant is in place to build a restroom facility. The towns of Cove and Vandervoort have their own community parks with features such as basketball courts, covered pavilions, and playgrounds. Hatfield is also home to Camp Pioneer. This camp was first used by the Boy Scouts in 1916 and remains in use today. Its beautiful setting at the confluence of the Mountain Fork River and Two Mile Creek welcomes hundreds of scouts every summer. Today, Caddo Area Council’s Camp Pioneer is the most utilized Boy Scout camp in Arkansas.

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In your time of need choose Southwest EMS Inc In the event you are in our local hospital and need to be transferred to Ft. Smith, Hot Springs, Little Rock, etc... ALWAYS choose the most qualified, experienced ambulance service that your county officials have trusted to serve this county the past 15 years.




If you don’t have a membership let us tell you how it will benefit you!!

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Welcome to Mena 479.394.4539 | 1141 HIGHWAY 71 S. | MENA, ARKANSAS WWW.TIMSYAMAHA.COM

If you have insurance and it’s medically necessary then we bill your insurance and you have NO out of pocket expense If you don’t have insurance then you would receive a 40% discount off your bill

at Mena

Assisted Living

A Place to Call Home

To sign up call our office directly at

479-394-7300 or you can go to our

website and pay by credit card

We serve a much larger service area than ANY service in the area. Providing the service in Scott, Montgomery, Sevier, Polk and Crawford counties, so if you should need an ambulance while in any of these areas you will be covered. If you need them once or multiple times.

Southwest EMS, Inc. is the #1 service in the area.

Call to schedule a tour. • Assistance with meals, medication, dressing/ grooming and more • Weekly housekeeping


1341 Mena Street Mena, Arkansas

• Transportation • Activity Programs

George S. Davis State FarmÂŽ Insurance Agent

Welcomes you to Mena, Arkansas

You are going to love it here!

(479) 394-4521 Downtown Mena Hwy. 71 & Mena St. 410 Sherwood Ave.


membership Attorneys

Jeff’s Collision/Auto Body Repair 711 Petros Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2141

Diamond Bank 203 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0123

Page, Thrailkill & McDaniel, Attorneys 311 DeQueen Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3091

Mena Ford 1103 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3550

Bear State Bank 600 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3552

Splash Car Wash 504 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6549

Union Bank of Mena 303 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2211

Maddox & Maddox, Attorneys 520 Church Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6060

Auctions & Auctioneer Services

Hunter’s Auction Service 150 Polk Road 92 Mena, AR 71953 479-216-1932

Automotive/ Motorcycle A&B Tire Service 1400 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1222 A-1 Trailer 2610 Hwy 88 E Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7711 Automotive Repair Center, LLC 918 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4100 DDH 10 Minit Lube 210 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0010 Hornet Tire & Automotive 109 S 5th Street Cove, AR 71937 870-387-8270

Tim’s Yamaha 1411 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4539


Boyd Interiors 104 Airport Lane Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0151 Hampton Aviation 196 Hwy 980 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5290


ARVEST Bank 1608 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-8210

Computer/Internet Mirage Net Web Hosting & Development 1209 Hickory Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6622 877-536-6219

Mitchell Computer Services 717 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-437-3886 www.mitchellcomputerservices. com

Construction/ Equipment/Services A to Z Rental 112 Polk Road 177 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1300

Aleshire Electric 1003 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-243-2053 Gilbert’s Hard Rock Drilling 908 4th Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5087 Glennaire Construction, Inc. 2800 Jerry Lee Drive Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3686 Insulation Works 7915 Hwy 71 S Wickes, AR 71973 870-385-7364 Martin Marietta 181 Polk Road 43 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5033 Mike’s Home Specialties 702 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6661 Shamrock Bolt & Screw 1189 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7200 Wholesale Electrical Supply 507 Sherwood Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5110


Cossatot River, Vandervoort, Wickes and Umpire Let your child’s education SOAR at Cossatot River School District.



S- Successful O- Outstanding A- Achievement R- Respect

Design exactly what you want!

“Fulfilling YOUR Insurance Business Cards, Postcards/Invitations, Letterhead/Envelopes Copies, Fax Service, Lamination also available! Needs Since 1931” 822 Mena St. • Mena, AR 71953

Phone/Fax: 479-394-7377 • Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm • Kathy Burks, Owner

Mena: (479) 394-6131 • Fax: (479) 394-7375 Danville: (479) 495-2941 • Fax: (479) 495-2975 Charleston: (479) 965-7955 • Fax: (479) 965-8153 Herber Springs: (501) 362-5811 • Fax: (501) 362-9770 Booneville: (479) 675-2850 • Fax: (479) 675-2854 DeQueen: (870) 642-3282 • Fax: (870) 642-4256

P.O. Box 590 •1402 Hwy. 71 South •Mena, AR 71953

Home Decor Inspirational Items Soaps Essential Oils Florals Luggage Clothing Boutique & Flea Market



Design & Marketing Mirage Net Web Hosting & Development 1209 Hickory Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6622 877-536-6219 SDG Marketing, LLC PO Box 1721 Mena, AR 71953 479-747-0115 Pony Express 822 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953


Cossatot River School District 130 School Drive Wickes, AR 71973 870-385-7101 Mena Public Schools 501 Hickory Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1710 Ouachita River School District 143 Polk Road 96 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2348 PCDC Jumpstart Integrated Preschool & Daycare 1314 Amsterdam Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7572

PCDC Adult Education & Wellness Center 1410-R Amsterdam Street Mena, AR 71953 479-437-3722 UARM – School of Cosmetology 601 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6808 UofA Rich Mountain 1100 College Drive Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7622

Entertainment & Recreation

Beautiful Soles A Christian Dance Company 601 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-216-4224 Board Camp Crystal Mine 110 Polk Road 62 Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0771 www.boardcampcampground. com Cossatot River State Park/Natural Area 1980 Hwy 278 W Wickes, AR 71973 870-385-2201 cossatotriver

Holly Springs Homestead 217 Polk Road 184 Mena, AR 71953 479-243-6525 479-234-1376

River View Cabins & Canoes 92 W River View Drive Oden, AR 71961 870-236-4630 www.riverviewcabins-canoes. com

Ingrid Gipson Sculptures 60674 River Lane Big Cedar, OK 74939 818-839-0067

Financial Services

Lum n’ Abner Jot ‘Em Down Store & Museum 4562 Hwy 88 Pine Ridge, AR 71966 870-326-4442

Edward Jones & Associates 501 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7940

Mena Art Gallery 607 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3880 Mena Historic Depot & Museum 524 Sherwood Avenue Mena, AR 71953 Ouachita Little Theatre 610 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0042 479-234-5521 Queen Wilhelmina State Park 3877 Hwy 88 W Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2863 www.queenwilhelmina .com

Bill Beam, CPA 812 DeQueen Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1544

Farm Credit Services of Western Arkansas 1607 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1027 First Financial Bank 524 DeQueen Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2318 Herod & Herod, CPA PA 601 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7830 Karl Cunningham, CPA 519 DeQueen Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5333

Lum & Abner

Jot’em Down Store & Museum

Visit the stores that Lum & Abner radio programs were based on in Pine Ridge, AR. Hear the programs that were heard all across the country from 1931 to 1955. See our large collection of both local artifacts as well as Lum & Abner Memorabilia.

870-326-4442 Hwy 88, Pine Ridge, Arkansas Open mid-March to mid-Nov 9am - 4pm Tues - Saturday • Noon-4pm Sunday • 10am-2pm Monday. Winter hours 10am - 2pm Mon - Sat mid-Nov to mid-March.

A place to rest in the Ouachita Mountains

Lake access, secluded, yet only 1 mile off Highway 71 Everything you need for some time away from home where you can relax as a couple or as a family. Cornerstone Mountain Retreat sits on 210 acres, and is in a beautiful, secluded location.

Sunset Lodge

night for 2 people $225 per additional people: $12 per person, per night

479-234-8245 • 255 Polk 30 • Hatfield, AR 71945



Sanford & Company CPAs 812 DeQueen Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5414

Arkansas Blood Institute 5300 S. U Street Fort Smith, AR 72903 479-452-5880

Liles Vision Clinic 208 Morrow Street S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4215

Janssen Ave Florist & Gifts 800 Janssen Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-8019

Durable Medical Equipment & Supply 513 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1142

Medi Shop Pharmacy/Arkansas Compounding Pharmacy 204 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3254

Stewman’s Flowers 817 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3694 www.stewmansflowersmena. com

Elite Home Health 1201 S Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1812 479-394-1929

Mena Manor Nursing & Rehab 100 9th Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2617

Funeral Homes & Monument Sales

Freedom Pharmacy 710 4th Street Mena, AR 71953 479-437-3089


Beasley-Wood Funeral Home 611 Janssen Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1310 www.beasleywoodfuneralhome. com Bowser Family Funeral Home 2608 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4477 Cotner/Heritage Monument 2601 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7092

Health Services

Air Med Care PO Box 610 Murfreesboro, AR 71958 870-925-1269

Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center, Inc. 1308 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1186 Healthy Connections 136 Health Park Drive Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0279 479-437-3449 Liberty EMS Service, LLC 1402-B Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4367

Mena Regional Health System 311 N Morrow Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6100 Mena Spine & Rehab 701 S Morrow Street Mena, AR 71953 479-437-4444 Mena VA Clinic 1706 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4800 Mountain View Clinic 1102 Crestwood Circle Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7301 Non-Stop Fitness LLC 1140 Hwy 71 S #A Mena, AR 71953 479-385-5058

Ouachita Regional Hospice, LHC Group 1106 S Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1134 Ouachita Wellness & Sports Center 400 F Crestwood Circle Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7979 Rich Mountain Nursing & Rehabilitation 306 Hornbeck Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3511 Southwest EMS, Inc. 1311 Hwy 71 N, Suite C Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3434 Walgreen’s Pharmacy 803 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5144 Williams Medical Clinic 403-E N Morrow Street Mena, AR 71953 479-243-9248


Arkansas Blue Cross/Blue Shield 3501 Old Greenwood Road, Suite 55 Fort Smith, AR 72903 479-648-1635

• Soup • Sandwiches • Pastries • Salad • Guest WiFi

479-394-2385 All Credit Cards Accepted

Friendship House Specialty Coffee Shoppe

517 Sherwood Avenue, Mena (Across from Train Depot) Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am - 3pm • Sat. 8am - 1pm

24/7 Access Facility Leaders in: 479-394-7979

400 F Crestwood Circle Mena, AR 71953

• The Wellness & Fitness Industry • Senior Fitness & Wellness

Celebrating your loved one is our family’s commitment. 2608 Hwy 71 South | Mena, AR 71953




Arkansas Valley Insurance 1402 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6131 George Davis – State Farm Insurance 410 Sherwood Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4521 Matt Thomas – State Farm Insurance 1311 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-437-3400 Mena Insurance Agency 206 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2244 Polk County Farm Bureau 309 S Morrow Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3650 Shelter Insurance 205 N Morrow Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1181


ABC Lock & Safe Mobile Services 3682 Hwy 88 E Mena, AR 71953 479-216-5262


A-Bear’s Den Bed & Breakfast 2205 Church Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-8519

Board Camp Campground and Crystal Mine, LLC 110 Polk Road 62 Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0771 www.boardcampcrystalmine. com CMA Cabins & RV 112 Iron Mountain Lane Mena, AR 71953 870-389-6196 Corcoran Properties 138 Polk Road 677 Mena AR, 71953 479-234-7929 Cornerstone Mountain Retreat 255 Polk Road 30 Hatfield, AR 71945 479-234-8245 Crying Eagle Resort 5533 Hwy 8 E Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1295 337-794-2270 Dreamland Vacation Resort 247 Hwy 375 E Mena, AR 71953 479-216-8432 479-234-8201 www.catfish-rosewoodmanor. com Executive Inn 704 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3710 www.executiveinnatmena. com

Hanson’s Camp Wolf Creek 752 Polk Road 57 Mena, AR 71953 479-437-4887 www.hansonscampwolfcreek. com Heath Valley Cabins 1210 Polk Road 61 Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0911 Heath Valley Campgrounds 928 Polk Road 61 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1177 479-234-3271 Janssen Park Place B&B 511 9th Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1880 Kiamichi River RV Park & Cabins Patterson Road Big Cedar, OK 74939 940-256-2387 Lime Tree Inn 804 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6350 Macks Creek Cabins 126 Crooked Creek Lane Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3689

Mena Mountain Resort 2817 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3110 Mena Mountain Top Motel/Cabins 141 Cabins Lane Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1771 www.menamtntopmotelcabins. com Mountain Fork River Resorts 682 Polk Road 71 Mena, AR 71953 479-243-5812 479-243-7103 Ouachita River Haven Resort 122 Riverhaven Road Pencil Bluff, AR 71965 870-326-4941 Ozark Inn 2102 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1100 Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge 3877 Hwy 88 W Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2863

& Foot of the Hill Gift Shop

1102 Crestwood Circle, Mena

(479) 394-7301

Mena Tshirts made in store, Custom Embroidery, Picture Framing, Big Foot Souveniers, Food Supplements, Tanning, Gifts & MORE!

200 Grandview Heights, Mena, AR 71953


Sunday Services

Sunday School & Nursery: 9:30am Morning Service: 10:30am Vine Kid’s Church: 11:00 am (Does not meet on last Sunday of each month)

Evening Worship Service: 5:30pm

Wednesday Services Mena Real Estate 816 Mena St. Mena, AR 71953 (479) 394-5000

Vine After School: 3:15pm - 6:00pm Deep Roots Student Ministry: 3:30pm - 6:45pm Fellowship Meal: 5:30pm Adult Bible Study: 6:00pm RA’s, GA’s, & Mission Friends: 6:00pm

811 Port Arthur Ave.

Mena, AR 71953 Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 4:30pm First Baptist Church Mena Deep Roots Student Ministries FBC Mena Children’s Ministry

We Preach Christ, and Him Crucified!



Rainey Day Resort B&B 1407 S Reine Street Mena, AR 71953 479-234-1273 Renegade Ranch 3680 Hwy 88 E Mena, AR 71953 479-216-0155 www.ouachitarenegaderanch. com Stonehill Cottages 140 Mossy Oak Lane Mena, AR 71953 Sun Country Inn 1309 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7477 The Loft at the Old Bank 812 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 409-789-2669 479-385-5067 www.vrbo/858795 Wolf Pen ATV Campgrounds & Cabins 559 Polk Road 61 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-0404

Manufacturing Aalfs Manufacturing 1147 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3630 Aynes Ice, LLC 500 Ridge Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4942

Hiland Dairy Company 204 Maple Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1891 Lakeside Metalfab, LLC 2610 Hwy 88 E Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0111 MontCo Manufacturing 3183 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4500 Nidec Motor Corporation – US Motors 500 N Morrow Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-8879 479-394-8758 PCDC Adult Work Center (Recycling) 205 S Morrow Street Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0077 Sterling Machinery Company 104 Port Arthur Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4248


KAWX 93.1 208 Dogwood Drive Mena, AR 71953 479-234-5428

KTTG 96.3 ESPN Rafio 1912 Church Street Barling, AR 72923 479-484-7285 Pulse Multi-Media 1168 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-243-9600 The Mena Star 501 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1900

Personal Services

ACCI Restoration & Resource 103 Pellet Lane Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1840 479-394-8516 OMG! Smartphone & Tablet Repair 713 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-216-7822 U-Lock-It Storage 3183 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4453 479-234-2958

Pet Related Services

Dogwood Grooming & Boarding Kennel 288 Polk Road 80 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5947

Humane Society of the Ouachitas 366 Polk Road 50 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5682


Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens Cate Photography & Event Venue 4615 Hwy 8 W Mena, AR 71953 479-437-4902 Mandy Parks Photography 210 Park Lane Wickes, AR 71973 580-612-5784 www.mandyparksphotography. com Whitley Lind Photography 711 Mena Street, Suite A Mena, AR 71953 479-234-5936


Pony Express 822 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 Sanctified Design Studio LLC 901 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 (479) 385-5149

Everyone is welcome! Come worship with us! First Christian Church 1010 Port Arthur St. Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1456

You can sleep easier knowing your home is a healthier place to live. Deflooding • Upholstery • Air Duct Cleaning • Hardwood Floor Cleaning


479-394-1840 • (Cell) 479-394-8516 • 103 Pellet Lane • Mena, AR

Jo & Don Milham | Simply the Best!

Two floors of antiques for your shopping pleasure

Join us!

Voted the Best Antique Store Since 1998 519 Sherwood Avenue, Mena • 479-394-1149 Cell: 479-243-6817 • Email:

Sunday: 9:45 am - Sunday School 10:45 am - Worship Hour 6:00 pm - Adult Bible Study Wednesday: 6:15 pm - Kingdom Kids Youth Group


136 Health Park Drive 479-437-3449 Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm

HCI Mena Street

1201 S. Mena Street 479-437-3300 Monday-Friday 8am-6pm

HCI Ouachita River Health Center 139 School Lane 479-394-2932 Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

HCI is your ONE STOP resource for Healthcare Services, General Radiology Services, Discount Medications, Immunizations, Behavioral Health Services, Family Dental Care and In-house Pharmacy Services We Also Offer: Bilingual Staff and a Patient Navigator to assist you with signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Our Services: • • • • • • •

Medical Dental Behavioral Health Outreach Programs Cardiology X-Ray/Ultrasounds Pharmacy Mission Statement

“Improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do.”

Phone: 479-437-3449 Fax: 479-243-0285 HCI is an equal opportunity employer & provider.

Vision Statement

“Our community will reflect health, happiness, and success with children who grow up with HOPE.”



Real Estate & Mobile Home Sales Century 21/Perry Real Estate 1118 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6500

Holly Springs Real Estate 1114 A Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 RE/MAX Mena Real Estate 816 S Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5000 Select Realty 2611 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7676 United Country Arkansas Properties 1182 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7545


Don’s E-Z Pay, Inc. 402 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1372


American Artisans 615 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1112

Branding Iron BBQ & Steakhouse 623 Sherwood Avenue Suite B Mena, AR 71953 479-437-3240 Chicollo’s Food Emporium Catering & Mobile Food Kitchen PO Box 2031 Mena AR, 71953 479-234-8236 Chopping Block Steakhouse 1156 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6410 Country Express 1146 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7310 Friendship House Coffee Shoppe & Bistro 517 Sherwood Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2385 LaVilla Mexican Restaurant 1100 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0822 Limetree Restaurant 804 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4702 Mena McDonalds 709 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1131

Mizumi Hibachi Express 814 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 Myer’s Cruizzers Drive-In 409 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5550 Papa’s Mexican Café 1506 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6461 Shasta’s Burger Box 6603 Hwy 4 Watson, OK 74963 580-244-7421 Subway 208 Polk Road 89 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2510 Tres Agaves Mexican Restaurant 5563 Hwy 71 S Cove, AR 71937 870-387-3302 Wendy’s Exxon/Baskin Robbins 901 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1572


AmeriChemm, LLC 2913 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2387

Atwoods Distributing 1100 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3600 Books & Stuf 410 Sherwood Avenue #7 Mena, AR 71953 Caveman Engraving 1100 Hwy 71 N #D Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1020 Closet 821 821 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4864 Coast to Coast 813 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3456 Comfort Center Furniture & Mattress 906 B Gillham Street Mena, AR 71953 479-234-8556 DatamaxMicro 317 3rd Street Hot Springs, AT 71913 501-624-4496

Herbert A. Littleton Marine Corp. League Detachment #1261 • Mena, Arkansas 2011 Hwy. 71 South

(Located in the Lighthouse Fitness Center, across from the Ozark Inn)

Meeting 4th Tuesday of each month, 7 pm

All former Marines, Navy Corpsmen and Chaplins are encouraged to attend.

Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials Everyday!



The Few The Proud


Open Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm Fri & Sat 11am-10pm In the Atwoods Plaza • Hwy 71 North

Ask About Catering!

Anthony Efird

Sales Manager/Owner Cell: (479) 216-1108

Mena Ford, INC.

1103 Hwy 71 North • Mena, AR 71953 (479-394-2214 • Fax: (479) 394-3550


membership Depot Antiques 519 Sherwood Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1149

Mena Flea Market 909 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-216-3584

Salvation Army Thrift Store 401 Sherwood Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-437-3110

Factory Connection 601-U Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5580

Mena Pawn & Gun 1411 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5200

Smith’s Food Center 5558 Hwy 71 S Cove, AR 71937 870-387-2190

Farmer’s Coop 318 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3373

Mena Stone & Landscaping Supplies, LLC 2400 Hwy 88 E Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3882 732-742-8460 www.menastoneandlandscaping. com

The Corner 1100 Hwy 71 N, Suite 0 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1120

Goss Electronics 410 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2780 Handcrafted Garden Bridges 295 Hwy 270 Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0375 Handy Hardware 2584 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3648 Jake’s Fireworks, Inc. 2570 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 620-231-2264 ar James’ Super Save Foods 707 7th Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7257 Lindy’s Jewelers 1000 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3289

Mitchell Computer Services 717 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 www.mitchellcomputerservices. com Never Enuff Toys, LLC 700 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-385-5220 501-413-8173 PCDC Resale Store 201 S Morrow Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2671 PCDC Resale Store Just for Kids 811 Eagle Gap Mena, AR 71953 479-216-7341

The Corner Shoppe/Pony Express 822 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 The Mercantile General Store & Indoor Flea Market 622 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-234-4990 The Old Bank Antiques 812 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-385-5067 The Shop at the Foot of the Hill 200 Grandview Heights Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1169 Wal-Mart Supercenter 600 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-0025

Washburn’s Home Furnishings 1020 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4332 What-Knots 1604 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-216-7270

Salons & Spas Lottie-Da’s Salon 507 DeQueen Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6287

The Look Salon & Spa 412 Maple Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0444 UARM – School of Cosmetology 601 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6808 Yankee Clipper 601 Hwy 71 N Suite Q Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2374

Senior Services

Dalton’s Place Assisted Living 520 W 2nd Street Waldron, AR 72958

Come a stranger, Leave a friend! Welcome to the LimeTree Inn! Call to reserve: 1.800.536.4366 or 479.394.6350



Comfortable rooms at the best prices! Serving the area for over 20 years

804 Hwy 71 North, Mena


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Mena/Polk County Senior Activities Center 401 Autumn Drive Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5459 Peachtree Lane Retirement 1803 Cordie Drive Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2600 The Oaks of Mena 1341 S Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-243-0033

Utilities & Home Services AEP/SWEPCO 101 West Township Fayetteville, AR 72703

AT&T/Arkansas 101 N 13th St Rm 100 Ft. Smith, AR 72901 479-785-6610 Centerpoint Energy/ARKLA Customer Service: 800-992-7552 Emergency Calls: 888-876-5786 City Termite & Pest Control, Inc. Logan Irons - Area Inspector 1525 W. Moline St. Malvern, AR 72104 501-337-8171 866-437-8171 Davis Brothers Satellite 120 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7960 Mena Water Utilities 701 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2761

Rich Mtn. Electric Co-Op 515 Janssen Street PO Box 897 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4140 Southern Disposal, Inc. 2608 Hwy 8 E PO Box 629 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2175 Southern LP Gas 2201 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5900

Marc Rosson 670 Polk Road 227 Cove, AR 71937 870-584-9434 Regina Walker Mena, AR 71953


American Cancer Society Relay for Life 901 N. University Little Rock, AR 72207 501-603-5200 American Veteran’s Motorcycle Club of Mena Chapter 501-762-9924

Terminix 2209 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-494-1795

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services 601-C Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3060


Arkansas Regional Coalition of the Ouachitas

James Earl Turner, Mena City Council 2800 Jerry Lee Drive Mena, AR 71953 479-234-6244 John & Christy Titsworth Real Estate Team 1182 Hwy 71 S Mena, AR 71953 479-234-2304 Larry Teague, State Senator PO Box 903 Nashville, AR 71852 870-845-8490 870-845-5303

Caddo Area Council Boy Scouts of America 24 Lynnwood Drive Texarkana, TX 75505 903-793-2179 CASA of the Ouachita Region, Inc. 812 B DeQueen Street Mena AR 71953 479-243-9277 479-234-8566

Christian Motorcyclists Association 4278 Hwy 71 S Hatfield, AR 71945 870-389-6196 City of Mena, AR 504 N Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-4585 Clarice’s Room of Hope 403 Marrow Street #C Mena, AR 71953 479-385-5071 Created in His Image Ministries, Inc. PO Box 1721 Mena, AR 71953 479-747-0115 Fraternal Order of Eagles #4259 3091 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2887 Humane Society of the Ouachitas 366 Polk Road 50 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-5682 Marine Corps League Herbert A. Littleton Detachment 1261 PO Box 1215 Mena, AR 71953

Limetree Restaurant

DeQueen Mena Nashville (870)642-2145 (479)394-5900 (870)845-2378


6am-9pm • 7 days a week • Fri., Sat. & Sun. Breakfast Buffet. 804 Hwy. 71 North • Call 479-394-4702 Take out orders welcome. • Catering Available.

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Telissa Montgomery 205 N Morrow Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1181

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Mena Advertising & Promotions Commission 520 N. Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-8355 Mena Elks Lodge 124 Elk Lane Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3740

Quality of Life Coalition PO Box 1135 Mena, AR 71953 479-234-3605

First Baptist Church 811 Port Arthur Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2541

Rotary Club of Polk County PO Box 1776 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1801

First Christian Church 1010 Port Arthur Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1456 479-394-2302

Mena Lioness Lions Club PO Box 1229 Mena, AR 71953 903-288-2014

Talimena Scenic Drive Association 53157 Hwy 59 Hodgen, OK 74939 918-653-2187

Mena Lions Club & Golf Course PO Box 44 Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1955

Town of Cove, AR 5568 Hwy 71 S Cove, AR 71937 870-387-5791

Mena Ranger District US Forest Service 1603 Hwy 71 N Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2382

Town of Hatfield, AR 115 Town Hall Park Hatfield, AR 71945 870-389-6611

Polk County Housing Authority 509 S Morrow Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1569

U of A Polk County Extension Cooperative Services 211 DeQueen Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-6018

Polk County Developmental Center 201 S Morrow Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2671 Polk County Fair Association 156 Polk Road 43 Mena, AR 71953 479-216-3040 Polk County Republican Committee 713 12th Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1982

Religious Services

Christ Community Fellowship currently meeting at Mena Mountain Resort

Hwy 88 E Mena, AR 71953 479-234-7943

Dallas Avenue Baptist Church 300 Dallas Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-2697

First Presbyterian Church 904 Church Avenue Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3583 First United Methodist Church 501 9th Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-3051 The Crossing 104 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-7600 Trinity Lutheran Church 1010 DeQueen Street Mena, AR 71953 479-394-1290

SKILLED NURSING & REHAB 100 9th Street • 479-394-2617

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• Long term & short term rehab • Speech, physical & occupational therapy and many more services provided • Highly trained professional staff


Since 1991

at the Old Bank Historic Downtown Loft Vacation Rental 812 Mena Street • Mena, AR • 479.385.5067 or 409.789.2669

Smart Phone and Tablet Repair 713 Mena St, Mena (479) 216-7822 OMG Smart Phone and Tablet Repair

1803 Cordie Drive Mena, AR



ife Worth Living

At Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab, our mission is to build strong relationships with our residents where your goals are our goals. We are leading the way in senior care to create a life worth living for each and every resident.

Rich Mountain Nursing & Rehab Center 306 Hornbeck, Mena • 479-394-3511

“Where Love and Care Go Hand in Hand” • Registered Nurse on Staff • LPN’s and Certified Aides - 24 hr. staffing • Three (3) home-cooked meals daily • Medication assistance • Assistance with personal care (i.e. bathing, dressing, grooming) • Planned activities and social events • Housekeeping, laundry, and linen service • Transportation • Utilities and cable provided, excluding telephone service • We accept Medicaid


Located Downtown at 401 Sherwood Ave. Mena, AR

Salvation Army Family Store 479-437-3110

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9-5 • Saturday 10-3 Closed Sunday & Monday

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2611 Hwy 71 South Mena, AR 71953

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EMERGENCY SERVICE Ambulance – Fire – Police – Sheriff: 911 Utilities AT&T 1-800-288-2020 Centerpoint Energy 1-800-992-7552 Mena Water Utilities 479-394-2761 Rich Mountain Electric Co-op 479-394-4140 Southwestern Electric Power Company 1-888-216-3523 State of AR - Government Services Arkansas Game & Fish Commission 479-394-2441 Dept. of Child Support Enforcement 479-394-6339 Dept. of Community Punishment 479-394-4107 Dept. of Human Services 479-394-3100 Dept. of Workforce Services 479-394-3060 Highway Dept. 479-394-3612 Revenue Dept. 479-394-2333 Polk County, AR Polk County Circuit Clerk 479-394-8100 Polk County Circuit Judge 479-394-8107 Polk County Clerk 479-394-8123 Polk County Cooperative Extension 479-394-6018 Polk County District Court Clerk 479-394-3271 Polk County Health Department 479-394-2707 Polk County Housing Authority 479-394-1565 Polk County In-Home Services 479-394-3433 Polk County Judge 479-394-8133 Polk County Juvenile Intake 479-394-8145 Polk County Juvenile Probation 479-394-8146 Polk County Library 479-394-2314 Polk County Prosecuting Attorney 479-394-6114 Polk County Public Defender 479-394-5353

Polk County Sheriff’s Department 479-394-2511 Polk County Tax Assessor 479-394-8121 Polk County Tax Collector 479-394-8111 Polk County Treasurer 479-394-8150 Polk County Veterans Services Office • 479-394-8147 City of Mena, AR Advertising & Promotion Commission • 479-394-8355 Animal Control 479-394-8339 City Clerk/Treasurer’s Office 479-394-8150 City Hall & Mayor’s Office 479-394-4585 Code Enforcement 479-394-7436 Municipal Airport 479-394-4077 Parks Maintenance 479-394-8309 Post Office 479-394-2884 Street Department 479-394-8315 Swimming Pool 479-394-8312 US Forest Service, Mena District Office • 479-394-2382 City of Cove, AR City Hall 870-387-5791 Cove Post Office 870-387-2430 City of Grannis, AR City Hall 870-385-7216 Grannis Post Office 870-385-2312 City of Hatfield, AR City Hall 870-389-6611 Hatfield Post Office 870-389-6151 City of Vandervoort, AR City Hall 870-387-2941 Vandervoort Post Office 870-387-2535 City of Wickes, AR City Hall 870-385-2575 Wickes Post Office 870-385-2381

Proud to bring employment to the community of Mena, AR Nidec Motors Corporation (NMC) is a leading manufacturer of high efficiency motors, commercial, industrial, appliances, switches and controls. Their robust construction and efficiency with a wide speed range make them well-suited to a variety of applications including hybrid and electric vehicles. Applications ranging from water treatment, mining, oil, gas and power generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop cooling towers and commercial refrigeration. It also makes motors, controls and switches for automotive and commercial markets. Brands include U.S. MOTORS®, HURST®, RESCUE®, ECOTECH EZ™. U.S. MOTORS® is one of the oldest and most respected brands in the motor industry. With 1,000 patents in Motor & Drive technology worldwide. Since 1908, our brand has stood for exceptional product reliability and performance. Today, it is recognized worldwide as the mark of leadership and technological innovation in industrial motors. See more at

500 North Morrow • Mena, AR 71953 • 479-394-1650

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