Truck Stop Icon Celebrated for 20 Years of Service


Toby Pearcy

Toby Pearcy, 40, has spent half his lifetime as the consistent face of the local truck stop. His co-workers, community and the store owners celebrated him this week.

Pearcy has been working at 71 Express in Mansfield for the past 20 years. The community responded with congratulatory accolades. Leann Hurt shared “Congratulations that’s awesome! There needs to be more people like him in this world!” And, Sheri Hopkins added: “Congrats the store wouldn’t be the same without ya.” Others went on to share that they expect Pearcy to be around another 20 years, and that he a real asset to the business.

“Twenty years ago Superintendent Paul Wilson introduced a young man into our lives,” shared Kristy Ludwig, owner of the 71 Express. “Who would have thought 20 years later he would have made such an impact on our family and on our community. It has been an honor and privilege to have Toby working here beside us all these years. We are so thankful and blessed to have such an incredible young man who is so dedicated and loyal. We just don’t know what we would have done without him all these years. Thank you Toby for all your years of dedication.”

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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