Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun October 20, 2019
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Breanne McClendon, left, executive director of the Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas in Conway, and Erin Henderson, a member of the shelter’s board of directors, hold items to be auctioned during The Great Escape, a fundraiser scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Conway Expo Center. Henderson is the event chairwoman.

Great Escape

Women’s-shelter fundraiser adds kids’ activities

The Great Escape, a fundraiser for the Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas, will offer treats for kids this year, in addition to discounted spa services and shopping, the event chairwoman said. The annual fundraiser is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Conway Expo Center, 2505 E. Oak St. Tickets to The Great Escape are $10 at the door or $5 in advance on eventbrite.com until the day of the event. “Last year, we noticed a ... READ MORE


Couple’s approach nurtures food, flowers and family

CONWAY — In the summer and fall, heirloom-variety sunflowers reach up to 6 feet tall in front of a small farm along Conway’s busy Tyler Street.


    Not digging garbage search

    When we celebrate a holiday or birthday with my parents, there’s a 50-50 chance we’ll be digging through garbage later. I don’t know what it is about our little clan that causes us to throw away small gifts, gift cards, credit cards, jewelry — you name it. It has happened more than once that after the copious number of Christmas presents has been opened and we have bagged several sacks of garbage, somebody says: “I can’t find my gift ca... READ MORE


    Perryville man leads Arkansas Goat Festival, quilting retreats

    Dave Lowe of Perryville is a quilting-retreat organizer who doesn’t sew, a goat-festival guru who has never owned a goat and a juggler who earned a living performing. It’s a far cry from his original career as a banker. “That’s probably my philosophy on life — think outside the box, and don’t restrict yourself to doing what somebody else, or society, tells you [to do]. Do what’s right for you,” he said. Lowe, a Louisiana native, moved t... READ MORE



    Oct. 24 QuickBooks Desktop Basics and Beyond RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center will present QuickBooks Desktop Basics and Beyond from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Arkansas Tech University. This interactive workshop is for those using or planning to use QuickBooks Desktop (Pro, Premier or Enterprise) software. A computer and a take-home workbook will be provided for the workshop. The cost to ... READ MORE