Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun November 19, 2017
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Ashanti Wallace stands in the Conway Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic, where she works, at Conway Regional Medical Center. Wallace, a widowed mother of two, is enrolled in the Professional Adult College Education program. Wallace is the first recipient of a $10,000 scholarship through the newly formed CBC Women in Support of Hope Circle, which works with nonprofit organizations to help identify women who would benefit from the PACE program. WISH Circle also offers mentorships and supports women with prayer.

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New CBC women’s initiative gives scholarship

Ashanti Wallace said she almost fell to her knees when she was presented with $10,000, the first scholarship awarded by the new Women in Support of Hope Circle at Central Baptist College in Conway. “My daughter had to hold me up,” Wallace said. Wallace, 38, is used to being the strong one. A widow and a mother of two, she’s worked as many as three jobs at a time to help support her family and pay for her tuition for CBC’s Professional A... READ MORE


Air Force veteran builds model airplanes

Jorli “J.C.” Sikes of Edgemont is making model airplanes again, a hobby he enjoyed more than 75 years ago when he was a boy.


    Breath mints and lemons don’t lure dog

    It was The Great Escape all over again. My son and daughter-in-law have a beagle, Tilley, who does what dogs do — she digs. She digs under their fence and, despite their best efforts, manages to get out every few weeks. And she takes Zorro, the little Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix, with her. When I was leaving work, Brandi, my daughter-in-law, called and said the little escape artists had done it again. Tilley had dug under the fence. Zorro ... READ MORE


    UCA adviser named BPW Woman of the Year

    Louisa Moseley of Conway could not have imagined when she left a dysfunctional home at 14 and became a foster child that someday she’d be named Woman of the Year. The Conway Business and Professional Women chapter honored Moseley in October with the award. “It meant a lot. It was very inspiring,” she said. “I was very humbled, grateful. It’s something I never expected.” The single mother of five found a way to succeed, and she helps stu... READ MORE


    Trapping can be a fulfilling pastime, despite low fur prices

    Fall is here, and furbearer trapping season has begun in Arkansas. The period for trapping beavers, muskrats and nutrias started at sunrise Nov. 11 and runs through sunset March 31. Coyote trapping season started at sunrise Aug. 1 and continues through sunset March 31. The trapping season for all remaining furbearers in the state — including mink, raccoons, skunks, opossums and other species — began at sunrise Nov. 11 and ends at sunset... READ MORE



    Nov. 19 Hardball in the Hills BATESVILLE — The Old Independence Regional Museum, 380 S. Ninth St., between Boswell and Vine streets, will present Brooks Blevins’ program Hardball in the Hills: Stories of Baseball and Ozarkers at 2 p.m. Blevins, the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozark Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, will chronicle town teams, minor leagues and famous, colorful players who made it to the big leagues. The fr... READ MORE