Jonnie Fuller, 92, of Conway stands in front of The Lord’s Prayer, one of the many pieces she has crocheted. She said it’s the only one like it in the world because she took graph paper and made the pattern. “It weighs 84 pounds,” she said. Named after an uncle, Fuller worked for the Pentagon for years and competed in and won dance contests as a senior citizen.
Jonnie Fuller of Conway wishes there was another word for senior citizen. Fuller, who has rubbed elbows with U.S. presidents and won dance contests, doesn’t like the image the term creates. “Why can’t we call them prime-timers, or something like that?” she said. “People think of a bunch of old people slobbering. I’ve got news for you,” Fuller said. She and her second husband and love of her life, William “Bill” Fuller, traveled to s... READ MORE
Children and teenagers, some walking with adults, made their way down streets and across yards Wednesday in the Conway Housing Authority neighborhood for a free sack lunch provided by First United Methodist Church. The Summer Feeding Program started last year, said Kisha Bumpers, director of lay ministries at First United Methodist Church in Conway.
I had to decide whether to write about butchering my azaleas or Father’s Day. I write about my mother all the time, but my dad I only mention from time to time. He likes it that way. But I don’t want people to get the impression that I’m not close to him or that he’s not a great father. It’s just the opposite, really. I’ll never forget a relative saying to me one time, “You think your dad is perfect.” Why, yes, I do. I can’t help... READ MORE
Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock’s personality, from his fierce loyalty to family and dogged dedication to law enforcement to his soft-hearted affection for developmentally disabled individuals, can be summed up in a sentence. “I think it boils down to being a protector,” he said. He was elected in November as sheriff of Faulkner County, the first Republican in the office since Reconstruction. Shock, 39, of Saltillo said his career... READ MORE
Food tastes delicious when cooked outdoors. And nothing quite highlights a fun campout like favored foods prepared over an open fire. Modern camp cooking can be much like cooking at home. Push a button to light the camp stove or gas grill, or start a charcoal fire, and you’re ready to prepare a hot, delicious meal. For many of us, however, camp cooking means campfire cooking. We enjoy preparing foods the old-fashioned way: over the glo... READ MORE
One of the buzzwords in the food and diet industry is “superfood.” Although used by widely esteemed medical experts such as the Mayo Clinic, finding a consistent, concrete definition for this term is tedious. Scientists and nutritionists at the Institute of Food Technologists, the leading professional society in food science, recognize that some foods by their basic nature pack a healthy punch by adding vitamins and minerals, cancer-fig... READ MORE
June 20 Barbecue Fundraiser Order Deadline MORRILTON — Sacred Heart Catholic School is taking orders for 8- to 10-pound smoked Boston butts seasoned with a barbecue rub for $30 each. The deadline for orders is noon Thursday. Each Boston butt will feed 15 to 20 people. Orders will be available for pickup from noon to 5 p.m. July 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic School. Make checks payable to Sacred Heart School Bazaar. To place an order, cal... READ MORE