Pike County woman opens new business in Ozark

Published 6:20 am Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Pike County native is hoping some old friends will venture over to see her at her new business, Heart-felt Treasures.

Helen (Parker) Pugh is hosting the grand opening of her Christian bookstore in Ozark on Monday.

“This is something when I lived in Pike County and my children were small that I wanted to do,” Pugh explained. “But I got discouraged and it never happened.”

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Heart-felt Treasures is a dream realized for Pugh. She said she worked in a Christian bookstore in Ozark for five years and her employer was closing the shop’s doors.

“I thought, ‘It’s now or never,’” Pugh shared.

The bookstore boasts a growing stock of Bibles, books, cards, children’s items, soundtracks, gifts, DVDs, communion supplies and more.

“I tried to have a variety of things that even non-Christians would enjoy coming in to look at,” the new business owner said.

And Pugh relayed she’s happy to special order products, as well.

Heart-felt Treasures is now open at 177 South Union Avenue in Ozark Monday through Thursday from 10 am. until 5:30 p.m. and hours are extended to 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

Pugh is offering a 10 percent discount to any customer who visits her store July 2-5 and mentions they read about Heart-felt Treasures in The Messenger.

For more information about the store, call 334-774-PRAY (7729).