Amanda Sellers, left, chats with Brenda Parry while she shops at the Conway Farmers Market.
When the Conway Farmers Market moved three years ago from the YBMA Fairgrounds to a downtown parking lot, it was hailed as the greatest thing since sliced bread. However, because of a conflict with the city’s need for parking, the market moved again and opened May 11 in the Antioch Baptist Church parking lot near Interstate 40. “The city kind of kicked us out,” said Tom Green of Atkins, president of the Conway Farmers Market Board. ... READ MORE
Lloyd Westbrook has waited 18 years to see his dream for a park in downtown Conway start to take shape.
Those of us who grew up watching Saturday Night Live like to quote Gilda Radner’s crazy-haired character Roseanne Roseannadanna, who said, ‘It’s always something.” It is. Always. Something. My husband and I were meeting our younger son and his girlfriend for dinner to celebrate her college graduation and her new job. We got there, and as we waited for a booth to be cleared, we wondered what was taking them so long. I got a phone ca... READ MORE
Dr. Steve Magie of Conway described his temperament as “pretty laid-back,” but then he reconsidered. “I’m not really too laid-back,” he said, laughing and playing with a rubber band. “I used to be more high strung.” Magie, an ophthalmologist and a state representative, doesn’t have a lot of time to be laid-back. Being driven has gotten him where he is today. That, and parents who stressed a work ethic to their eight children. Magie,... READ MORE
Smoking is one of the oldest methods of preserving fish. Long before there were refrigerators and freezers, our fishing ancestors learned to use a combination of salt and smoke to keep fish from spoiling. Today, smoking is no longer necessary, but it remains a popular method of preparation to add flavor to fish such as salmon, tuna, trout, sturgeon and catfish. In pre-refrigeration days, smoked fish were heavily cured and smoked fairly... READ MORE
The unofficial beginning of summer is recognized on the last weekend in May with the first official summer holiday, Memorial Day, and wistfully ends with its bookend holiday, Labor Day, in the fall. Both are three-day weekends, and Americans have found plenty of ways to pack in maximum fun, with an extra day barely able to contain it all. On Memorial Day weekend, graduation ceremonies, holiday celebrations, barbecues and pool openings j... READ MORE
May 25 Pool Opening RUSSELLVILLE — The M.J. Hickey Pool will open for the season on Saturday. Daily admission is $4 for adults 18 and older, $3 for children 7-17 and $2 for children 6 and younger. Individual season passes are $75 and are available at the Hughes Center, 1000 E. Parkway. Pool hours are 12:30-6:30 p.m. every day. May 28 Audubon Society Meeting CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at Western Sizzlin... READ MORE