Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 14, 2014
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Geneva Bowlin of Conway helped start Project 3:27 Inc., which gives vehicles to needy individuals. The name of the nonprofit organization comes from Scripture in Proverbs. Bowlin said the group needs vehicles to give away and/or donations of money. More information can be found on the group’s website, www.Project327Inc.com.

‘A blessing’

Project 3:27 Inc. seeks vehicles to give away

Geneva Bowlin of Conway likes to keep a low profile when promoting Project 3:27 Inc., which gives vehicles to people in need, but as important as she is to the organization, that’s hard to do. The 83-year-old retired schoolteacher took up the slack when the founder, her grandson-in-law Jeremy Smith, moved out of state. “He didn’t get very far until I got involved with it,” she said. Smith and his wife, Shanna, have a son, Sawyer, who ha... READ MORE

THAT'S LIFE

    Finding the positive in garage sales

    Having a garage sale is satisfying in so many ways. I just had a huge one last weekend. I saw some of you there — thank you for coming, buying something, if you did, and for your kind words. Especially the guy who said I looked like I’d lost weight since my last sale. We had four families involved — my mother contributed, as always, and my dad even got in on the act this time with some old tools, which all sold. My sister-in-law sent me... READ MORE

FRONT & CENTER

    Director of la Lucha Space passionate about community

    Sandra Leyva and her husband, Shawn Goicoechea, slept on strangers’ couches all over the world before they found their home in Conway. The couple, co-founders of the nonprofit organization la Lucha Space, both graduated in 2008 with degrees in comparative history of ideas from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her degree emphasis is on social justice and community development. “My then-boyfriend, now husband, Shawn, and I decided... READ MORE

RIVER VALLEY OUTDOORS

    Delicious doves for dinner

    Arkansas’ mourning-dove season got underway Sept. 6, and those skillful enough to hit these plentiful, fast-flying game birds are now faced with a pleasant dilemma: How shall I cook these delicious morsels of meat? My favorite method of preparation was learned years ago while visiting Lake Chicot in southeast Arkansas. I was with a group of outdoor writers at Lake Chicot State Park for a weekend conference, and at the invitation of the ... READ MORE

FLAVOR

    Use a rice cooker to make the best rice pudding ever

    “Do you always make everything from scratch, the old-fashioned way?” That’s a question I’m asked often by people who love to cook. My answer has two parts, just like the question itself. I begin by telling people that, yes, I make everything from scratch whenever possible — and within reason. At Spago, for example, we bake our own breads every day, and whisk up mayonnaise from egg yolks and oil, and simmer our own stocks. For the best q... READ MORE

CALENDAR

    COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

    Sept. 14 Dining for Dictionaries CONWAY — Dining for Dictionaries, sponsored by the Conway Morning Rotary, will hold a pancake-breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stoby’s Restaurant, 805 Donaghey Ave., to help the service organization provide new dictionaries to Conway, Vilonia and Mayflower third-graders. Laura Taylor, event chairwoman, said that with the addition of two schools affected by the April tornado, the dictionary ... READ MORE