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Old-time country store continues to serve the community at Bena

The historic Bena Country Store, at the corner of Guinea and Mark Pine roads and across the road from Buck’s Store Museum, was constructed in 1904.

Brothers William DuVal and James Edgar Pointer operated the business as Pointer Brothers Store, selling general merchandise including needed buggy supplies, and later housing the post office.

As time went on the store kept up with what progress demanded. J. Edgar left the store in 1948 (W.D. had moved on to run a business in Norfolk years before).

Over the years there have been various businesses operating within these walls, including a yarn and quilting shop, but this old store is still owned by a family member. Today it’s flanked by Bena P.O. and Deal’s Tax Service. In the main section, containing the magnificent wide stairway to second floor, Marilyn Bradford has operated Lyn’s Mini Mart for eight years. The shelves are stocked with consignment merchandise and the food counters are again in operation, but with a menu that woul...

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