Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu April 17, 2014
PHOTO BY: Rusty Hubbard

While sporting a pair of red high heels, Randy Young, president of the University of Central Arkansas Interfraternity Council, speaks to the crowd of participants in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at UCA. The men’s march, part of a national event, is designed to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence against women. The UCA walk was organized by the Interfraternity Council, the UCA Police Department, the Division of University and Government Relations, and Help for Abuse Victims in Emergency Need in Conway.

Shoes made for walking

UCA men walk a mile in high-heel shoes

Jon Watson of Conway picked out shoes with the highest heels he could find to wear to walk a mile at the University of Central Arkansas. “I had the tallest — they were golden heels, 6-inch, and I didn’t fall,” the 22-year-old said. “I was really surprised at myself. It was definitely hard to walk.” Watson, a senior at UCA, was one of about 120 young men who participated April 3 in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an international march to stop... READ MORE


    Enjoying the eats in the Big Easy

    My main goal on a recent trip to New Orleans was to eat at as many different restaurants as possible. I tagged along with my husband, who was presenting two papers at a communication conference. Neither of us had ever been to Louisiana, much less the Big Easy. We got lots of suggestions from people about where to eat, and I checked out the restaurants on websites like Urbanspoon. That’s not foolproof because one person can say it was th... READ MORE


    Perryville couple organize Grace Race for community

    Nathan Brand, 36, of Perryville said he started running to lose weight, but he decided to make the miles more meaningful. He and a running buddy founded Grace Race last year in the small Perry County community. “We just wanted to help families that had hardships with medical bills,” Nathan said. The 5K race was named for Maddie Grace Windle, 11, of Aplin, who is being treated for Wilms’ tumor, a kidney cancer. Nathan and Josh Dewees cre... READ MORE


    Natural State offers opportunities for bass and bream, crappie and cats right now

    Arkansans differ in many ways, but most of us have one thing in common: we love spending time on the water. We love fishing in it. We love boating on it. And at times, nothing beats just sitting beside it and savoring the view while we wait for a fish to bite. Fortunately, we have plenty of waters for these delightful pastimes. The Natural State encompasses 20,000 miles of streams and 600,000 acres of lakes. You need not travel far to e... READ MORE


    The greatest thing since sliced bread

    One of the most comforting and simple foods had a foggy beginning. An investigation on the Internet revealed the first reports of the grilled cheese sandwich surfaced in the 1920s, shortly after Otto Rohwedder, an Iowa native, invented a machine to uniformly slice bread. A short time before that, a gentleman by the name of James L. Kraft figured out how to pasteurize cheese so it could be sliced and transported long distances without sp... READ MORE


    RVO Calendar of events starting April 17

    April 17 Newcomers Luncheon MAUMELLE — A Maumelle Newcomers luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. at the Maumelle Country Club. The program, Celebrate Planting, will be presented by Vana of Cantrell Gardens. Reservations are required. Call Joan Ann Olsen at (501) 851-4223. Farm Roundup CONWAY — The Faulkner County Cooperative Extension Service will present the Farm Roundup Extended Edition from 5-7 p.m. at the Faulkner County Rodeo Area in ... READ MORE