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inside ON THE COVER 6 BRINGING WORK HOME

EDUCATON 14 CONWAY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEACHERS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE 19 2021 SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

EDUCATION 38 COURTWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL’S POSITIVITY POSSE 42

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BEAUTY 40

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THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD OF BEAUTY RITUALS: FACIALS

SCENE | HEARD 42 SNOWMAGEDDON

PET CARE 47 EAR INFLAMMATION AND INFECTIONS

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GREENBRIER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY AWARDS

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SCENE | HEARD CONWAY STUDENT HIGHLIGHTED ON ESPN 51 FUNDING FAULKNER FOREVER PROGRAM 52 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS 53 YGFBFKITCHEN NEWS 55 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT STOBY’S 53 STUDENTS WIN BASS TOURNAMENT 53

TRUTH ON THE GO 59 A WHIRLWIND RESISTANT LIFE

FAULKNER FAM 60 THE HARRELL FAMILY

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Jennifer Stanley, Andrea Lennon, Mary Ruth Marotte, Mary Etta Qualls, Xochilt Hawks, Detra Clark, Patrick Jamerson, Brandy Strain-Dayer, Lori Quinn, Drew Spurgers, Jackie Mahar, Shari Hoover, Colleen Holt, Linda Mars, Robin Stauffer, Leah Ashby, and Courtney Bordeaux

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The Faulkner Lifestyle mission is to entertain, inspire, educate and inform our community with a variety of articles that will provide something of interest for everyone. People, business, travel, food, home, wellness, spirituality, style, events, and the arts will be just a few of our featured topics. We will have a strong online and social media presence. Not only will we be distributed as a printed magazine in high-traffic retail and service locations — like medical and dental offices, fitness facilities, boutiques, salons, coffee shops, and restaurants throughout our community — but will also have live videos and regular interactions with our advertisers and our community, both in person and through social media. We will saturate the market on all levels so our advertisers will see direct results and our audience will stay connected. Owners and publishers, Brandy StrainDayer and Lori Quinn have more than 15 years of invaluable experience in the magazine, marketing, and advertising industry that they lend to this publication.

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At Home with the Wells Family

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L-R: Matt and Erin Wells, with their children Landon and Laurel

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att and Erin Wells reside in Conway with their two children, Laurel and Landon, in their recently constructed forever home. Both Matt and Erin were born and raised in Faulkner County and appreciate how Conway has retained its small town feel through the years. “We remember driving to Little Rock for everything related to shopping and dining out. Conway has done a good job of renovating spaces that were already here and choosing to build hotels, shopping centers, and restaurants, which bring other cities to us. And we love a roundabout,” says Erin.

Matt is vice president of Lumber 1 Home Center in Mayflower, and Erin teaches first grade for Conway Public Schools. The couple is involved in the community and serve together on the KLIFE Conway board. Erin has been part of Junior Auxiliary of Conway for four years, which serves multiple Faulkner County organizations, such as HAVEN, Faulkner County Day School, and Faulkner County Independent Living Services. Of their West Conway home, Erin says, “I love to tell the story about ‘our location,’ because I have actually lived here since I faulknerlifestyle.com 7


was seven! My parents bought 15 acres of land in west Conway when I was in first grade. At that time, there were no neighborhoods or schools, only pastures. After Matt and I married, we built and renovated several houses in Conway. My parents started talking about deeding pieces of their land to my family and my sister’s family. Once we decided to sell our last house in 2018, we accepted my parents’ offer, and we finished building our forever home in March 2020. We feel so thankful our kids are able to grow up in the home they’ll one day bring their own families to.” Brandon Ruhl, the architect, helped Matt and Erin narrow their ideas to a cohesive plan during building. “We didn’t try to ‘be like’ anyone else or follow any trend; we simply chose what we loved. I’m sure Brandon was worn out by me, because I truly have an appreciation for all types of architecture and styles, from modern to traditional. Ultimately, he helped us

piece together what we both liked, and he created this home of ours,” says Erin. As for the décor, the Wells desired to create a lasting, personal aesthetic. “In planning our home, we wanted to use as many sustainable architectural features as possible and a style that would withstand changing trends. The color, flooring, and tile choices are neutral but are different enough to feel like it is our style, rather than a regenerated version of someone else’s. Clean lines, symmetry, natural light, and pops of color, oh, and lots of pillows, are what make me most happy in our home,” shares Erin. When asked which areas of the home they most enjoy, Erin says, “I love the natural light and the view of trees and wildlife through the windows. On my couch with a cup of coffee, watching the deer feed in the morning, is my favorite place to be. For Matt, that’s an easy one, ‘his’ home theater room, which features

We didn‘t try to ’be like‘ anyone else or follow any trend; we simply chose what we loved... I truly have an appreciation for all types of architecture and styles, from modern to traditional. Ultimately, he [Brandon] helped us piece together what we both liked, and he created this home of ours.

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inexpensively, and you don’t feel guilty about changing out items when you’re over a certain style or color. I can also spend hours shopping in Classic Touch and The Kitchen Store and More for my special pieces. Etsy has been my BFF for finding neat prints to frame. I have them printed at Conway Copies, and, ta-da, a new vibe for a space! I buy art from Conway native Chelsea McShane (@chelseamcshane_art) and high school friend and Conway artist, Meghan McClain (@m_m_artwork), who both do beautiful work.” Erin has a penchant for moving decorative objects throughout the family’s home, which has become a bit of a running joke. “I will hear, ‘Mom, wasn’t that pillow just in the guest bedroom?’ or ‘Did you buy another pillow?’ For this home, where I know I will live forever, I feel the need to make careful decisions on buying larger pieces of furniture, again, not to follow a trend, but to choose what I’ll always love.”

all black walls, ceiling, trim, and doors. I love the light; he loves the darkness. If I really need a nap, though, the theater room is my go-to place.” Erin does her own interior design and often finds inspiration from a variety of builders and designers on Instagram. “Vaulted ceilings and lots of windows were a must, since we have so many trees,” she says. As for her favorite retailers for home décor items, Erin says, 10 faulkner lifestyle | march 2021

“I believe you don’t have to spend a fortune to decorate your home beautifully, and sometimes you can find neat pieces at unexpected places.” She counts Target and TJ Maxx among her favorite large retailers. “You can decorate very

The Wells’ love of the home building and remodeling processes fits nicely with Matt’s career at Lumber 1 Home Center. As vice president, he assists in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business. “That can be everything from facility maintenance, vendor management, and information technology to business development and everything in between. Our business model has many moving parts and requires many people with different skillsets to reach our goals. With that, my work day is divided between everyday operational tasks and planning and strategizing for expansion. There is never a dull day! Lumber 1 is a growing company, but we are also family owned, and we operate with a

In planning our home, we wanted to use as many “sustainable architectural features as possible and a style that would withstand changing trends. ” —Erin Wells


family-owned mentality. We believe our customers and workers are our family, which is why, I believe, we have been successful. You want your family to do well. In the end, we all help each other,” says Matt. In fact, his brother, Adam, is also part of the Lumber 1 family, working alongside Matt each day. Lumber 1 offers services and supplies patrons might not know about. Matt says, “Most people see the name Lumber 1 and think that’s where it stops, but we do much more. Contractor sales and design is our bread and butter. We not only provide lumber for your new house or remodel; we can provide pretty much everything you need to build and finish your project. Windows, doors, kitchen, and bath for starters. We also sell and install countertops and cabinets and can even draw your house plan. All this, and we have a full garden center for your outdoor project needs. Lumber 1 also has the best prices on general household maintenance items like zero-turn mowers and barbeque grills that I’ve been able to find.” Lumber 1 enjoys its Mayflower location, which is a quick drive from anywhere in central Arkansas. “We are

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grateful to be in a great community with great people, surrounded by our other Faulkner County friends. We have customers from Mayflower, Conway, Greenbrier, and Vilonia who we have the pleasure of doing business with daily. We’re thankful to have a unique location close to all in Faulkner County.” Matt adds, “Since we are continually growing, we are in the process of opening a wholesale and distribution center in Little Rock, which will allow us to service more areas of Arkansas more efficiently. We are also finalizing plans on the third location of Lumber 1 Home Center, a 130,000 sq. ft. retail store, which will be located on Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. We are so thankful for our customers, who have allowed us the opportunity to serve them and who have helped us keep growing since opening in October 2008.”

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he Conway Public Schools Foundation has introduce a program commemorating teachers, starting with a district-wide ‘Teacher of the Week’ initiative. This program aims to recognize the outstanding efforts of educators in the community by highlighting those who have excelled in their teaching programs and methods. This initiative is sponsored by PattiCakes Bakery, and Faulkner Lifestyle as a media sponsor, highlighting the Teachers of the Week in each publication. The program builds on the Foundation’s longstanding efforts to partner with educators to enrich the learning environment for students. “The mission of the Conway Public Schools Foundation is to empower educators to elevate the student experience,” Drew Spurgers, CPSF Board President, said. “Anything we can do to encourage our educators

and recognize their efforts is worthy work. We’re proud of this program!” Each week, CPSF will recognize local educators for their outstanding performance based on the community’s nominations. Teachers can be nominated by administrators, parents, other teachers, and even students. One recipient is selected and announced live weekly on CPSF’s Facebook page. The first educator to be featured in this program was Julie Turner, a Kindergarten teacher at Ellen Smith Elementary. “Thank you so much for the honor of being the Teacher of the Week. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and feel very blessed to be the first recipient,” said Mrs. Turner. “This program is the perfect way to honor teachers for their hard work and dedication during these unprecedented times.”

has a huge heart and has worked so hard to learn how to effectively teach kindergarteners virtually. She loves her students and is always willing to help others! We are so blessed to have her at Ellen Smith,” said Ms. King. If you know of a teacher who does an extraordinary job and goes above and beyond, visit CPSFoundation.com to submit your nomination for any teacher at any time.

CONNECT Aimee Prince Executive Director aimee@cpsfoundation.com 501.472.4897 CPSFoundation.com

Mrs. Turner was nominated by her principal, Ms. Holly King. “Mrs. Turner

Tiffany Miller | January 15, 2021 School: Ida Burns Elementary Position: Third grade teacher Nominater: Parent

This is what a parent had to say about Mrs. Miller... “Mrs. Miller goes above and beyond every single day with her students. She does an amazing job at teaching and engaging her students in a very productive learning way. My child has enjoyed learning with her. We are currently doing the virtual option and she makes sure to keep parents informed and checks in often. The positive energy that Mrs. Miller shows is amazing.” 14 faulkner lifestyle | march 2021


Marquis Rogers | January 22, 2021 School: Conway High School Position: Teacher/Coach Nominater: Co-worker “Mr. Rogers is an incredible teacher. Every time his name is mentioned, whether in reference to his classroom or his job as a coach, I hear such wonderful things about him. Every time I pass his room, he is up teaching or walking around helping students. His co-teacher says such impressive things about him, and it is obvious that his students love him. I’m not sure how he has balanced teaching inclusion English, coaching football, and raising small children during a pandemic, but he has with grace. He definitely deserves to be honored with teacher of the week!”

Heather Moyer | January 29, 2021 School: Woodrow Cummins Elementary School Position: Second Grade Nominater: Parent

“Mrs. Moyer is a dedicated 2nd grade teacher who has worked tirelessly to engage her students. She started the year with at least six virtual students and a classroom full of onsite students. I have seen first hand the time and effort she has put into her lesson plans for the virtual kids and her communication with parents. She has kept children engaged and involved and developed relationships against the odds to allow ALL of her students to trust her and learn from her.”

Lindsey Jones | February 5, 2021 School: Marguerite Vann Elementary Position: Third Grade Nominater: Parent

“Ms. Jones goes above and beyond to support her students. She sees parents as partners and connects with us routinely. She SEES and supports every child in her room.”

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Sheneka Bryant | February 25, 2021 School: Raymond and Phyllis Simon Middle School Position: Paraprofessional Nominator: Parent “Sheneka Bryant is a paraprofessional who serves students with reading difficulties. She goes above and beyond what is expected of any educator to build relationships with her students, sets high expectations for them, finds unique ways to motivate them, and communicates regularly with their families to promote their continued learning at home and report their progress. Because of Ms. Bryant’s consistent and dedicated efforts in all aspects of her teaching, the impacts she makes upon students’ learning and achievement is great. My son has made a year and a half of growth in reading in only one half of a year through her coordinated efforts with his reading teacher.”

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2021 Spotlight on Local Medical Professionals

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Annette Aikman, DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine Cadron Valley Dental

When did you begin practicing in Faulkner County? 2017 Where did you receive your education and how long have you been working in your field? I have been working in the dental field for more than 20 years. I originally received my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from UAMS in 1999. After practicing dental hygiene for a number of years, I continued my education at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry where I completed my Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2017.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in dentistry? I reached a point in my life when I had a desire to advance my career. Dental hygiene had been good to me, but I was ready for a change. It was through my work experiences as a dental hygienist that I was inspired to become a dentist.

Have you had any notable training or board certifications? I am a member of the American Dental Association and the Arkansas State Dental Association. I am also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry where I am currently working towards earning my AGD Fellowship.

Why did you choose Faulkner County? Faulkner county was a very desirable location for a number of personal reasons. The surrounding natural beauty, abundance of opportunity, and remarkable sense of community added to it’s attraction.

What do you love most about your career? I truly enjoy the relationships I build with both my patients and my staff.

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Do you have any hobbies or favorite activities? I consider myself a Do-It-Yourselfer. Not only do I save money when I do something myself, but I usually learn something new in the process. It is a real passion of mine. Before one project is finished, I am already planning my next one! I also enjoy playing tennis, hiking, kayaking, and working in my yard when the weather permits.


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Ear, Nose & Throat Center of Conway How long have you been in business in Faulkner County? Since 2001

problems. We have special expertise in the treatment of sinus disease and obstructive sleep apnea. We Number of employees? 8 perform conventional sinus surgery and balloon sinus dilation, including Are there any key employees you office-based procedures. We also offer want highlighted? Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch multiple surgical options for sleep and Dr. Patrick Fraley (Board-Certified apnea in patients unable to use CPAP, Otolaryngologists), and Dr. Kristyn which include Inspire hypoglossal Wethington (Licensed Audiologist) nerve stimulation therapy as well as multi-level airway surgery. What products/services does your practice/business offer? We How does your practice impact evaluate and treat a broad range of Faulkner County residents and otolaryngology disorders, including the healthcare community? We nasal breathing problems and consider ourselves among the chronic sinusitis, thyroid disorders, leading otolaryngology/head and obstructive sleep apnea, salivary neck surgery practices in Arkansas, gland tumors, head and neck cancer, with a 20 year history of excellence facial skin cancer, and ear/hearing in caring for patients.

CONNECT Ear, Nose & Throat Center of Conway

2425 Dave Ward Dr., Ste. 101 (Farris Rd./Dave Ward Dr. medical office park in Conway) 501.932.7600 ENTCenterOfConway.com ArkansasSinus.com Fb: Ear, Nose & Throat Center of Conway

L-R: Dr. Patrick Fraley, Dr. Kristyn Wethington, and Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch

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Mike Stanton, MD


General Surgeon,
Chief of the Conway Regional Medical Staff Board Certification: American Board of Surgery Dr. Stanton became Chief of Staff of the Conway Regional Medical Staff in January and will represent physicians in making key leadership decisions affecting Conway Regional Health System and the community in general for the next two years. He founded what is now Conway Regional Surgical Associates and has been in practice there for the past 27 years.

How long have you been in practice in Faulkner County? I have practiced in Faulkner County for 27 years.

Why did you pursue a career in medicine? I had always been interested in medicine from a young age but actually went to dental school for a couple of

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years before switching to medicine. I love the aspect of being able to help people when they are having health needs.

Why did you choose to practice in Faulkner County and at Conway Regional? It was an opportunity to come back and take care of individuals in my home community. It has been a huge blessing to be involved in the care of people who influenced my life, whether it was a teacher or others I knew growing up.

As the Chief of the Medical staff, what is the key to providing good leadership for the health care system? The key is to be able to work together, establishing a trust with your colleagues and addressing challenges head on. To provide high-quality health care, you need a partnership between skilled physicians taking care of patients, and administrators ensuring that the hospital is managed properly. Both groups are important.

What are your favorite activities outside of health care? We have some What do you love most about your career? I love being able to help people. property outside of town, and I love being

When a patient is sick and I am able to help them through their illness, it is very rewarding. It also provides me with an opportunity to get to know my patients on a deeper level.

out on the tractor. Most things revolve around our family, because we have such a large family. I have 9 grandchildren, so I spend a lot of time with them and that is a role I love. I also love to golf.


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Swetha Boddeda, MD, Rheumatologist Physician, Conway Regional Multispecialty Clinic How long have you been in practice in Faulkner County? November 2019 Why did you pursue a career in medicine? It was always a childhood dream to become a doctor, as medicine is the one profession where you are privileged to help people when they are suffering and make a difference in their lives—the job satisfaction you get is unparalleled.

Do you have any notable training or any board certifications? ABIM, Internal Medicine 2017. American Board of Rheumatology, 2019.

Why did you choose to practice at Conway Regional? When I came to interview at Conway Regional, I learned that patients have been driving to Little Rock, spending several hours on the

road to access rheumatology services. As a rheumatologist, I know how difficult it is for some of my patients to drive long distances. I knew this would be the right place for me to start my practice and help these people. The hospitality shown in Conway and at Conway Regional also made it an easy decision.

How does your practice impact Faulkner County residents and the healthcare community? I am a good, polite listener, and I believe this is crucial in my specialty. I believe having a ‘listening ear’ can help alleviate some of the patient’s suffering. The patients I have seen during my time with Conway Regional have been very appreciative that they no longer need to drive for hours to see a rheumatologist. Given the chronic nature of these rheumatologic conditions,

I have the opportunity to see the patient in clinic for follow-up appointments and learn even more about them as individuals.

What do you love most about your career? I enjoy taking care of my patients. Rheumatology is one specialty where the diseases affect multiple systems of the body, demanding a broad knowledge of all subspecialities of internal medicine. I love the way it keeps me intrigued and provides the opportunity for continuous learning.

What do you enjoy outside of health care? I have two girls, a 6 year old and a 1.5 year old. My children are my world outside of work. I enjoy spending time with my family, and I love shopping and cooking.

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What is your location? 1155 Front Street, Suite 1 in Conway UNTIL JUNE 2021! Stay tuned for the move to our new location on Amity Road! Number of Employees: 25

Stay tuned for our move to Amity Road in June 2021!

How long have you been in business in Faulkner County? We celebrated 3 years as Bledsoe Chiropractic in December of 2020. Are there any key employees you want to highlight? We have an incredible team ready to serve you, and we value all of them as family. So grateful for all of them! We have an

From L-R: Dr. Tim Nguyen, Dr. Lauren Alexander, Dr. Amanda Bledsoe, Adam Bledsoe, Dr. Caitlin Corona and Rianna Nicodemus.

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amazing team of 5 massage therapists and 5 doctors—Dr. Caitlin Corona, Dr. Lauren Alexander, Dr. Amanda Bledsoe, Dr. Tim Nguyen and intern Dr. Rianna Nicodemus, and MANY loving chiropractic assistants! We LOVE our patients like family and love each other! What products/services does your practice/business offer? Chiropractic adjustments are available with hands-on and instruments; massage therapy; rehab tape and laser treatment; custom foot orthotics, vitamins, essential oils, and pain cream. Bledsoe Chiropractic


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How are you involved in the community? We give back to our community every How does your practice month with many organizations impact Faulkner County like Deliver Hope, Bethlehem residents and the healthcare House, Renewal Ranch and community? We strive to give Harbor Home. We love to take hope through healing, and we care of our patients with LOVE want you to have an amazing and make our care accessible experience physically, spiritually and affordable! Our motto is and emotionally. We love our Giving Hope Though Healing! patients like family and shower them with positivity so they can get maximum results quick! We help people go beyond just getting old to feel and function well at any age! likes to consider ourselves a one stop wellness shop!

CONNECT Bledsoe Chiropractic 1155 Front St., Ste. 1 Conway, AR 72032

501.504.6999 BledsoeChiropractic.com

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Superior Health and Rehab Vickey Kirkemier, Adminstrator When did you begin practicing/ working in Faulkner County? 1989 Why did you decide to pursue a career in medicine? I became a nurse in 1984 and then a long term care admin in 1986. Where did you receive your education and how long have you been working in your field? I attended the University of Central Arkansas and Morrilton Community College UACCM.

Why did you choose Faulkner County? I moved to Conway in 1989 to work in a long-term care facility. How are you involved in the community? I am the district vice president for AHCA, which means I help organize events for this district, like the Senior Olympics and the Queen Pagaent. Do you have any hobbies or favorite activities? I love boating and travel.

What do you love most about your career? The people and the families.

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Amber Mace, DON When did you begin practicing in Faulkner County? 2000 Why did you decide to pursue a career in medicine? My mother was a nurse and my dad was a pharmacist.

Why did you choose Faulkner County? I moved here when I got married. My husband is from here. What do you love most about your career? Helping people.

Do you have any hobbies or favorite activities? I like to read, Where did you receive your education and how long have you shop and travel with my family. been working in your field? LPN - Pines Tech, 1997. RN - Baptist Health, 2000.

CONNECT Superior Health & Rehab 25 Tommy Lewis Drive Conway, AR 501.585.6800 SuperiorHRC.com

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Elevation Med Spa / Conway OB GYN Elevation Med Spa is located inside Conway OB GYN. We are located at 2180 Ada Avenue, Suite 300

skin. During this treatment, your blood is drawn and processed to separate and concentrate the platelets (tiny cells helpful in clotting and injury repair) within on the campus of Conway Regional Health System. This beautiful, state of the art facility opened in September 2020. a small part of the blood’s plasma. The nutrient and growth factor-rich PRP is then injected and/or microneedled into the face, scalp and skin, rejuvenating Kelsey Harrell, RN will primarily be performing our med spa services. All of our physicians are also certified the skin, reducing hyperpigmentation and fine lines, and improving hair growth. Benefits include improving in Botox and filler as well. the appearance of fine lines and other skin texture What types of services do you provide? Elevation Med concerns. Spa specializes in advanced injections, dermal filler, botox, Questions about med spa services? Contact Kelsey plasma rich plasma (PRP) injections and microneedling. Harrell, RN at kharrell@conwayobgyn.com or DM on Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment incorpoInstagram @injectorkelsey. Elevation Med Spa’s phone rating the patient’s own processed blood to inject, number is 501.697-2887. Call to make appointment. microneedle, or topically apply to the face, hair, and You will leave looking natural and refreshed!

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Conway OB GYN We are located at 2180 Ada Avenue, Suite 300 on the campus of Conway Regional Health System. This beautiful, state-of-the-art facility opened in September 2020.

Our modern clinic works to exceed the standards of care set in women’s health. We provide individualized care throughout each phase of life. We offer comprehensive obstetrical care and have our own ultrasonographer in office. We pride ourselves in taking care of complex pregnancies. We also offer Sneak Peek early gender testing and 4-D ultrasounds. Our team also provides exceptional gynecologic care and we offer many in-office procedures including endometrial ablations and the MonaLisa Touch. Our physicians are skilled surgeons and offer DaVinci robotic surgery, surgery for stress urinary incontinence, and a full complement of gynecologic surgeries.

Five Physicians: Lauren Nolen, MD Keitha Holland, MD Phillip Gullic, MD Andrew Cole, MD, Carole Jackson, MD

CONNECT Conway OB GYN

2180 Ada Ave., Ste. 300 501.327.9497 ConwayOBGYN.com Fb: Conway OB GYN Clinic

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Lisa Speer, APRN is joining us as our new Advanced Practice Nurse Practioner. She brings with her 15 years of experience as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. She served 8 years at Life Choices and has been a childbirth educator for 7 years. She has earned many awards while serving women including being honored in the first class of Arkansas Great 100 Nurses. She also was named as one of 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40 in 2017. She is heavily involved in her church and community. She has very much enjoyed her years helping to deliver countless patients and is looking forward to taking care of women across all stages of life. Katie Boyd, APRN continues to serve our patients. She and Lisa will make a great team and help to support our physicians in caring for our patients. They can often see you same day for problems.

501.697.2887

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Dermatology Group of Arkansas Dermatology Group of Arkansas, P.A. is located at 625 United Drive, Suite #320 in Conway. The location is better known as “right behind Baptist Hospital”, since it is still a new area. We are excited to say it is our three year anniversary in March of this year.

team. Our physician and providers, as well as our great staff at the Conway location strive to offer excellence in knowledge and professionalism.

We offer all medical dermatology services including adult and pediatric skincare needs, skin cancer treatment, Currently, there are three providers at skin cancer surveillance, rashes, cosmetic the Conway location. Dr. Lindsay Enns, services, patch testing for allergic contact MD, FAAD is board certified in both dermatitis, and more. We strive to Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. provide exceptional dermatology care to She has been with Dermatology Group the people of Faulkner County and build of AR since 2012. Rebecca Denniston, relationships within the community. Our PA-C has been with the practice for 4 Conway location will be open 5 days a years and is the newest mother of the week starting in April. We hope this will group. Lindsey Bryant, MSN, APRN, provide patients with more access to FNP-C is the most recent addition and meet their dermatological needs. we are very proud to have her on our

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Products EltaMD Skinceuticals Obagi Colorescience Alastin Dermatology Group of Arkansas, P.A. Clinics are located in Conway, Little Rock, Benton, Pine Bluff, Camden and Hot Springs.

Owners: Ray K. Parker, MD, Renie Bressinck, MD, Dan Smith, MD, Lindsay Enns, MD, James M. Graham, MD and Garrett Nelson, MD

CONNECT Dermatology Group of Arkansas

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FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center of Conway Ryan Williams, CEO, MBA Wendy Williams, COO, PTA

And we make it a point to keep work at work, and keep family time sacred, but occasionally one seeps into the other.

Husband-wife team Ryan and Wendy Williams provide physical, occupational and speech therapy How many employees do you to multiple communities in have? We have 35 employees Arkansas. throughout our entire company, which includes 4 outpatient When did you first start your clinics and 16 school districts! business? We opened our first clinic in 2006. We had 3 children What‘s your favorite part of having a family business? Having at the time all 4 years old and a family business is hard. There younger! It was crazy! are times when we wish we could How do you work and live “punch in and punch out,” but the together? We both have very patients we have treated over the different responsibilities at work! years have touched our lives in

many ways. Growing up in this business, our four children have witnessed the hard parts as well as the blessings which makes us very thankful to be in this together.

CONNECT FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center of Conway

8 Medical Lane, Conway 501.733.3037 Fyzical-Arkansas.com

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Baptist Health Pediatric Clinic-Conway What is your location? We are located at 625 United Dr., Ste. 360 in the Baptist Health Medical Office Building in Conway. Number of employees? 7 What services does your practice offer? Acute and chronic care management, preventive and well child health exams, health education and counseling, growth monitoring, care for asthma and allergies, immunizations, newborn care, developmental milestone surveillance, school and sports physicals, vision and hearing screenings, care for developmental and behavioral problems, and much more. How does your practice impact Faulkner County residents and the healthcare community? Our providers and staff at Baptist Health Pediatric Clinic-Conway are committed to providing quality pediatric care in a very friendly and caring environment. Choosing a pediatrician is an important step for parents, and our joy is getting to grow with the families we care for. Amazing kids deserve amazing care, and we’re proud to serve the families of Faulkner County.

Pediatricians: Carley Roark, MD Janell Vinson, MD

CONNECT Baptist Health Pediatric Clinic-Conway 625 United Drive, Suite 360 501.358.6892 Baptist-Health.com/ location/Baptist-HealthPediatric-Clinic-Conway

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Baptist Health Women‘s Clinic–Conway When did you begin practicing in Faulkner County? Since 2017 What is your location? We are located at 625 United Dr., Ste. 420 on the 4th Floor of Baptist Health Medical Office Building in Conway. Number of employees? 10 What services does your practice offer? General obstetrics and gynecology, high-risk pregnancy care, birth control, Pap smears, prenatal care, well-woman exams, incontinence care, treatment for pelvic pain, painful periods, fibroids and other concerns, hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and more.

How does your practice impact Faulkner County residents and the healthcare community? Our care team at Baptist Health Women’s Clinic-Conway ensures each patient receives the personalized care she needs at any stage of life. Baptist Health has been bringing babies into the world for nearly 100 years — long enough to have a deep understanding of women’s unique needs. Our stateof-the-art facility featuring modern comforts and the latest technology and equipment, combined with expertly trained doctors and nurses, allow us to deliver the care that the women of Faulkner County need.

CONNECT Baptist Health Women‘s Clinic-Conway 625 United Drive, Suite 420 501.358.6941 Baptist-Health.com/ location/Baptist-HealthWomens-Clinic-Conway

OBGYN Physicians (L-R): Brittanie Hagen, MD Audrey Tobey, MD Jessica Pullen, MD


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The Children‘s Clinic of Conway & Greenbrier Number of employees? 30 employees How long have you been in business in Faulkner County? Faulkner County 34 years (Conway), Greenbrier 25 years

Kelly Staley, MD works exclusively in our Greenbrier office other than the days she is on call for Conway Regional. Dr. Staley joined our practice in 2000 following her pediatric residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. A native of Cabot, she received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Arkansas and her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Staley always found science interesting and was drawn to pediatrics because she wanted a way to positively impact the lives of children. Having grown up in a rural area she prefers working in the smaller community setting of our Greenbrier location. She loves the opportunity to watch children and families grow over time.

Shauna Tankersley, APRN, CPNP joined our clinic in 2014 bringing a wealth of pediatric experience as a former nurse (surgery and emergency room) and then nurse practitioner at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. After completing her master’s degree at UAMS Shauna worked as an APRN in the ACH Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for many years before becoming employed full time in our practice. Diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at age 12, Shauna can empathize with her young patients going through challenging situations. Shauna loves the teaching aspect of her work and enjoys treating patients with ADHD, asthma, overweight and even warts! She is in our Greenbrier office 3 days a week. What products/services does your practice/business offer? We provide comprehensive health care from birth through adolescence - well child care, developmental monitoring, immunizations, sports physicals, treatment for acute illness and minor injury, allergy shots, and care for chronic conditions such as asthma and ADHD.

How does your practice impact Faulkner County residents and the healthcare community? We help parents manage their children’s varied health care needs and hopefully relieve some of their worries! At our Greenbrier office we are able to provide pediatric care close to home for those who reside in northern Faulkner County. We are a vital part of the community working closely with schools, developmental preschools, counseling agencies and other health care providers.

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spotlight on medical professionals This year we are celebrating 25 years of pediatric care in Greenbrier! Our practice was established as Conway Children’s Clinic in 1987 and has been on the corner of College and Farris since soon thereafter. In 1996 we opened a Greenbrier location and called it Greenbrier Children’s Clinic. In 2018 we changed our name to The Children’s Clinic of Conway and Greenbrier to celebrate and increase understanding of the idea that we are one pediatric practice with two locations. We proudly serve patients from other Faulkner County communities such as Vilonia as well as those who live in at least seven nearby counties. Patients usually choose the location closer to their home but are free to move back and forth between Conway and Greenbrier; cloud-based record keeping means all of your records are accessible in both locations at all times.

with Arkansas Children’s for 24-hour “Kid Care” telephone advice whenever our office is closed. We recommend both the Conway Regional Emergency Department and the Arkansas Children’s Emergency Department as well as the ACH GPC (general pediatric clinic) if care is needed after hours. And we are open on Saturdays! We have healthy patients who seldom

need us between wellness visits and we have children with physical and developmental disabilities who require close monitoring and coordination of care with other providers. It is a privilege to care for all of these children and their families. Whether you prefer Conway or Greenbrier, we’re excited to welcome you and your child to our practice!

Our three physicians are on the medical staff of Conway Regional Health System and provide nursery care for newborn babies. We also enjoy a long and strong relationship with Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The close proximity of ACH means we can easily refer children for inpatient pediatric care as well as for any needed specialty care. We contract

CONNECT The Children‘s Clinic of Conway & Greenbrier 2505 College Ave., Conway 501.327.6000 10 Lois Lane, Greenbrier 501.679.6796 TheChildrensClinicCG.com

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Conway Counseling & Wellness Center Conway Counseling & Wellness Center, PLLC is a group private practice providing a wide range of mental health services to our communities. What are your locations? Clinton, Conway, Hot Springs Number of employees? 45 How long have you been in business in Faulkner County? 5 years Are there any key employees you want to highlight? I have a firm belief that every person in the practice is invaluable and provides a crucial part of the overall service we provide. However, I would like to highlight the crew that made today’s success possible. Alice Keener was the first therapist, and not only did she take the leap with a brand new practice, she established our first program, Sobriety Court which continues today. Within just a few months, John Knott, Jamie Stacks and CariAnn Bergner-Moore joined

CONNECT Conway Counseling & Wellness Center ConwayCWC.com 855 S. German Lane Conway | 501.368.6606 224 Shake Rag Road Clinton | 501.745.8001 3907 Central Ave Hot Springs | 501.781.3122

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as additional clinical staff. The first administrative position was Tonia Word. Each brought a different set of experiences which created our vision for the practice. They all took a risk joining a brand new practice with no guarantees. They were the foundation and are all still here today continuing to serve our community with excellence.

What products/services does your practice/business offer? We are a group private practice providing a wide range of mental health services to our communities. This includes all traditional individual, couples and family counseling for all ages, but also includes other therapies: medication management, art therapy, movement therapy, neurofeedback, individualized yoga from a therapist,


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groups, play therapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR, CPT and more. How does your practice impact Faulkner County residents and the healthcare community? Mental health services have significantly evolved and are now understood to be an integral part of a person’s healthcare. Our mind and body are always working together and

must be treated as a whole. Think about how easy it is to go from experiencing something stressful to a headache, GI problems, or trouble sleeping. Our thoughts, emotional reactions, history, body, and environment are all constantly interacting. When these get out of balance we can experience a vast range of problems from mild, like feeling tired, to significant like heart

disease or autoimmune disorders. A licensed mental health provider has years of specialized training to work individually with each client to put treatments into place. One barrier to fully integrating mental health treatment into healthcare is the stigma—let’s end that.

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education

Courtway Middle School‘s Positivity Posse Courtway teachers have been cheered for and supported regularly with the school’s “positivity posse.” Principal eaching during the pandemic, like any Amy Jordan shared that she has job, has been an ongoing struggle. always tried to keep the morale high It’s changed things tremendously. at Courtway. It’s always been a very Teachers are working harder than ever, important part of her leadership style. students are having to learn new routines The positivity posse is a group of and procedures sometimes even daily, and teachers, counselors, and administraevery day seems to have a new surprise! So tors who are trying to spread happiness the Principal at Bob and Betty Courtway in one of the most challenging years Middle School decided to add something any of us have ever faced in our extra to her building’s culture this year. careers. With Covid precautions halting BY LINDSEY JONES SUBMITTED PHOTOS

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gatherings, potlucks, and fellowshiptype activities, Jordan knew that the staff at Courtway was going to need lots of happy moments throughout the 20-21 school year. With a little help and collaboration, the Positivity Posse is one of the things that keeps the Courtway staff going each week. Coach Cheryl Bing had nothing but an amazing review for the extra support her and the other teachers have received this year. “The positivity posse


has been such a great surprise to all of us this year! I personally can’t wait to see what might come our way during the day. Sometimes the surprises show up in the morning or sometimes in the afternoons. They just seem to put a smile on our faces and for me just bring happiness to our week.” Regardless of your role in your daily routine, there are so many different ways you can positively touch the life of an educator. Whether you drop some goodies off in a school office, write a card expressing your gratitude, or do something kind, know that educators appreciate the thought. It means the world to them. It has been a very challenging year, but with Jordan and the Positivity Posse, it has made it a little easier to maneuver through this pandemic year in school.

Ms. Amy Jordan has been principal of Bob and Betty Courtway Middle School since the 2017-18 school year. She has been in the Conway School District since 2005, and has worked as a high school English teacher, a literacy coach, a literacy specialist, and an assistant principal. She graduated from Vilonia High School in 1992 and Hendrix College in 1996. She obtained her master’s degree in school leadership and administration from the University of Central Arkansas in 2003. Ms. Jordan loves to motivate those around her to see that education is the key to success, and in her free time, she likes to Ms. Amy Jordan, Principal of Bob and read, travel, and spend time with her family and friends. Betty Courtway Middle School

Lindsey Jones is a third grade teacher in Conway at Marguerite Vann Elementary. She and her husband, Clint, have a six year old daughter, Luci Lea, and two year old twins, Grant and Alla Kathryn. Lindsey loves every second of being a teacher, and she is a daily advocate for the students in her classroom. You may reach her at jonesl@conwayschools.net

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beauty

The Most Misunderstood of Beauty Rituals: Facials F

acials are one of the most misunderstood beauty rituals out there. Often seen as unnecessary or ineffective, the treatments are rarely thought of as part of a healthy skincare routine — and they can be pricey. But regularly seeing an aesthetician should be thought of as essential part of any glowing skin regimen.

what feels like nonessential purchases. However, having a monthly facial is a good investment.

Most people truly do not understand the benefits that a good professional facial can offer. As skincare professionals, it is our duty to let you know. Many women and men will wait until they have a skin issue or concern (weird breakouts, dry itchy skin, dark spots, etc.) or have an upcoming special event before coming in for a facial. While this is totally fine, these frustrating problems can often be preempted by proper monthly facials and counseling on the correct at-home products.

Power Peel | $135 (70 min)

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So many people ask what we offer at Studio Skin. Take a look at our services and feel free to reach out to us with any questions. We look forward to seeing your face! The ultimate resurfacing treatment to transform your skin. A multi-step process that combines microdermabrasion, LED light, pure oxygen therapies, and a fruit acid peel for brightening, exfoliating, and recharging your skin for a flawless complexion.

Oxygen Purifying Facial $125 (60 min) Using medical-grade oxygen to plump and hydrate skin, this rejuvenating facial gently erases dull skin and fine lines to leave skin silky smooth with a

renewed radiance. This facial delivers instant gratification and improves clarity, texture, and tone with regular treatments. Includes LED light.

Triple Crown Facial | $160 (75 min) Studio Skin’s signature facial treatment. A unique combination of microdermabrasion, microcurrent, LED light and oxygen-infused therapy to refine, lift, and tone your skin. The immediately visible results are smooth, firm, youthfullooking skin with a radiant glow. Every session triggers collagen and elastin production for immediately visible results and cumulative benefits over time.

Jet Peel | $125 (60 min) Exfoliate, extract and infuse. That’s what Jet Peel does best. This non-invasive, medical-grade treatment combines 100% oxygen and sterile saline to cleanse, hydrate, and exfoliate away dead skin cells. It unclogs pores and extracts impurities while simultaneously infusing


your skin with condition-specific serums. The air pressure of the Jet Peel, so named because it was designed by a jet engineer, is like needle-free microneedling, infusing your preferred serum combination 4 millimeters into the skin, all without ever actually touching the skin. The subdermal layer absorbs the infused serum for maximum benefit to your skin’s appearance and hydration. Includes LED light treatment.

Chemical Peel | $150+ (60-90 min) You may be a good fit for chemical peels if you’d like to reverse visible signs of aging and sun damage on the face or back. Chemical peels can be effective for nearly all skin types, textures, and tones. Opt for a chemical peel before a big event or social situation for gorgeous blemish-free skin. Routine chemical peels make an excellent treatment option for patients who are seeking preventative care. Keep skin looking young, healthy, and fresh with regular chemical peels. Your skincare provider can help create a personalized treatment plan according to your individual needs and goals.

Microneedling $175 | (60 min) Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure. It involves pricking the skin with tiny

sterilized needles. The small wounds cause your body to make more collagen and elastin, which heal your skin and help you look younger. Includes LED light treatment.

skin to plump wrinkles. There’s no downtime, except avoiding water and sweat for 12 hours, and the results are cumulative.

Vibradermabrasion | $135 (70 min)

A hydrating skin treatment with a glycolic and hyaluronic acid infusion for the ultimate microdermabrasion and skin rejuvenation experience.

Vibraderm is the latest in aging skin treatment technology. It is an effective and clinically proven topical aging skin treatment, utilizing a rapidly vibrating sterile paddle to remove layers of damaged skin tissue; leaving healthier and more radiant skin. Vibradermabrasion is the new way to do microdermabrasion. The process is fast, very comfortable for patients and produces exceptional results. 75-85% of the stratum corneum (top layer of nonliving skin cells) is removed in minutes. Vibraderm machine consists of paddles covered in abrasive particles. During the treatment, the Vibraderm paddles vibrate over the skin at extremely high speeds, exfoliating the top layer of skin and stimulating collagen growth.

Scullpla Filler Facial | $180 (60 min) Package of 5 $800 (save $100) Sculplla drives an ingredient called Poly L Lactic Acid (which is the exact same stuff you’ll find in the filler Sculptra at your derm’s office) as well as a blend of anti-aging favorites like caffeine and niacinamide into the top layer of your

Hydrodermabrasion | $175 (75 min)

1. Assess: start with a skin consultation, to assess your skin concerns and goals.

2. Double Cleanse: deep cleanse with our glycolic acid Gel Cleanser

3. First Exfoliation: using diamond tip technology

4. Second Exfoliation: using a glycolic liquid blast for deep pore refinement

5. Third Exfoliation: using hyaluronic infusion for intense hydration

6. Boost: an active serum application customised to your skin concerns with lymphatic facial treatment infusing potent peptides

7. Hydrate: an intense moisturise application

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pet care

FROM YOUR VETERINARIAN

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Earinflammation Inflammation and Infection Ear and infection: facts to fight the fiction

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“My dog scratches, licks, or chews because he’s bored, grooming himself, or imitating the family cat.”

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community

The Greenbrier Community Awards Volunteer of the Year: Beverly Sutterfield We could tell right away that Beverly Sutterfield was the perfect person to receive a Volunteer of the Year award. When told about her win, she immediately began talking about her team at New Life Church and how much the other members of that team do for the community. It was evident Beverly likes to lift others up. Ms. Mandi Dunlap, principal of Eastside Elementary, was happy to tell about Beverly. “This lady’s answer has always been yes! She has been instrumental in service to the Greenbrier community through her connections with New Life Church. She has coordinated the SERVE project and was there at Eastside from sunrise and came back many times to donate more time to making sure projects were finished.” Ms. Dunlap continues, “She knows how to rally the troops and does it all with a smile on her face. You will see her always reaching out a hand to help those in our town!” As a retired teacher, Ms. Sutterfield has a heart for students and fellow teachers. Through New Life, she helps sponsor the Junior High, supporting the staff and showing appreciation to them. They also support the food pantry for the students. Beverly has lived in Greenbrier over 20 years, she says that what she likes best about Greenbrier is the community spirit and the loving and giving people. She sums up her service by saying that she connects people with needs to people who can help. “Be the hands and feet of Jesus in the community. If we see a need... or if we just want to bless people. “ Greenbrier is blessed to have you, Beverly, and the chamber is blessed to give the 2021 Volunteer of the Year award to someone so deserving.

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Citizen of the Year: Terry Milam Terry Milam was born and raised in Faulkner County. For the past 49 years he has made his home in Greenbrier. He has had worked in several different career areas, with the last 20 years in banking. Terry retired last year and is now working part-time with Rowlett Realty. Mr. Milam’s love for Greenbrier is evident when you talk to him. He speaks fondly of many people and places around town. When asked what he likes most about Greenbrier he says it is that it is a community with a Bible focus and where people work together. Having raised his family here, Terry is an avid supporter of Greenbrier Schools and the Panthers. He feels the school system strives for excellence and is one of the best reasons to live in Greenbrier. Helping to build the baseball park is one of his favorite accomplishments. He still takes such pride in the community coming together, working to build that park that has provided a place for a lot of baseball and bonding with teammates, family, and friends. Misty Birdwell, CNP at Greenbrier Family Medicine, wrote this about Terry, “When I think of Greenbrier, I think of Terry. He was a big influence to our family to move to the community. You can always find him supporting the Panthers and giving back to others in the community in ways that people don’t even know about. He has always been one of my family’s biggest cheerleaders, and I know that others feel the same way. I would love to see him be honored for his lifelong service to our community.” The Chamber agrees and is honored to present the 2021 Citizen of the Year award to Mr. Terry Milam.


Student of the Year: Kylie Griffin After talking to her about family, school, sports, and community, there is no doubt that Kylie Griffin is a wonderful choice for the Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce 2021 Student of the Year.

classmates even if it was, “six feet apart, of course.” She likes being involved in clubs, being a teammate, and pushing herself to take difficult classes to prepare for college and career.

Kylie, a senior at Greenbrier High School, has an exemplary academic record, is active in sports, loves her family, and takes care of her community. According to Ms. Coker, a counselor at GHS, “Kylie is a well-rounded student who has shown to be successful in both her academics and extracurricular activities.”

Kylie is proud to be a Panther! When asked why, it was evident how highly she thinks of Greenbrier. “I think to be a Panther, it’s about a pride they teach you from a very young age. I’ve gone here (Greenbrier Public Schools) since I was in kindergarten and it’s just hard work, dedication, lifting up those around you. Just being a good teammate, a good friend, a good student. Those are all the things they really want us to be and to do for others.”

While 2020 certainly changed a lot of plans Kylie envisioned for her junior and senior year, she says that the changes made her appreciate all the little things she can do. She is especially glad she could go back to school and see her

Congratulations Kylie on being all those things and the 2021 Student of the Year.

New Business of the Year: Sergio Reyes, Taco Local “If I don’t like it, it cannot go on the table.” These words from Sergio Reyes are the key to his successful restaurants, and the reason Greenbrier can’t get enough Taco Local!

on the line and Sergio says, “It’s my job to taste it. If I don’t like it, it cannot go on the table. That’s a rule here.” He continues by saying he emphasizes quality food preparation to all employees.

The fresh ingredients, delicious recipes, and homemade tortillas would make this restaurant a success but when you add in the welcoming, friendly service from Sergio and his family, it becomes an instant favorite. One of the goals at Taco Local is to make sure each customer leaves with a smile.

Sergio is active in the community and helped with the 2020 Community Thanksgiving Meal. When asked what he liked best about having a business in Greenbrier, Sergio said, “Everyone knows everybody and with the businesses, everybody helps each other.”

Sergio and his staff begin preparing their homemade sauces early in the morning, continuing with marinating meats, and making tortillas. By 9:30 or so, everything is

Taco Local. Their food is “crazy good” and the Chamber is crazy happy to present the 2021 New Business of the Year award to Sergio and his family.

Non Profit/Service Organization of the Year: The Food Pantry Several years ago, Greenbrier First United Methodist Church saw a way to serve the community by providing a food pantry. The program fed about 50 families the first year and continued to grow. By 2017 they fed 355 families, 469 families in 2018, and 667 families in 2019. Over $20,000 worth of food was distributed in 2019. Bruce and Claire Welch are dedicated and committed to this rewarding ministry. Bruce says “It’s rewarding hearing the stories of people and how they use the food pantry.”

The Welches want to help families and they want the program to succeed. They work to make the most of each donation, shopping daily for the best prices and sales. The pantry is stocked by a mix of food donated by church members, food donated by the community, and monetary donations. The Food Pantry is located in Greenbrier First United Methodist Church and is open 10am-2pm Monday through Friday.

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Business of the Year: MoJo‘s Hometown Pizza It’s not easy to buy a legendary business in a small town and make it your own, but Bryan and Dawne Trent have done just that. MoJo’s Hometown Pizza has continued the Greenbrier pizza legacy and is becoming a legend in its own rite. When it was announced that a beloved local restaurant was closing, the community was devastated, “Nobody wanted it to close,” states Bryan. The Trents stepped in, buying the pizza restaurant and within a month’s time, had the place up and running again. Not one employee lost their job. Dawne says that buying the restaurant happened quickly but that “It was a God thing.” The Trents were already volunteering in the community and at Greenbrier schools and they wanted to continue that support with their restaurant emphasizing blessing children and those that serve in the military. The Senior Wall began as a way for all area families to show pride in their senior

by having a photo displayed in the restaurant. Similarly, the Trents asked people to bring in photos of family members who are serving or who have served in the military. The idea was so popular that the wall became a whole room! Though 2020 was a difficult year, MoJo’s kept serving the community. They gave extra recognition to the seniors of 2020 and provided ways to show support to them. They were also instrumental in planning and serving the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. MoJo’s looks for ways to help Greenbrier grow while keeping that hometown feeling. Bryan, Dawne and their children, John and Morgan, say they feel grateful to their family and community. Dawne says that MoJo’s “has been the biggest blessing of our lives. It has been a blessing to be able to have this medium to give back to the community, to have involvement...You have jobs that pay bills and you have passions, and this has been a real passion. It has been a real joy.” The Chamber is proud to honor MoJo’s with the Business of the Year award and thanks the Trents for supporting the community in so many ways.

Small Business of the Year: Southern Savvy “People have often asked, “Ashton why in the world did you decide to open your own store?” The answer is actually complicated, she shares, “I jokingly say I’m a jack of all trades, master at none. I deeply care about my community and wanted to cater to its needs. I wanted to empower women, build their confidence and help dress the beauty within.” Owner Ashton (Snowden) Pruitt has deep roots in Greenbrier, and loved fashion and her school. She began designing spirit apparel at a young age at her parent’s screen printing business. She remembers her first Panther Spirit shirt she designed and sold. “I was 12. It said, Who Let the Panthers Out?! “Who Let the Dogs Out?” was a popular song at the time, so I put my own spin on it. They sold like hotcakes at school.”

Radio-Television (Broadcast Journalism) and began her career in radio. She opened Southern Savvy a short time after. “The Lord, my family, my duties at the radio station, volunteering with various organizations, leadership within the city of Greenbrier, and Southern Savvy; navigating 2020 and now going into this year has by far been the most challenging. Juggling it all throughout the years has prepared me to get through this troubling time. I have had to constantly make myself think outside the box to continue to be successful.” When many businesses in 2020 were saying “Oh, woe is me” Southern Savvy said, “What can we do to team up with others so we are both successful?” Ashton teamed up with over 50 salons across the state (and even one in Oklahoma) to help raise funds for their businesses when they were forced to shut down. Her “Root For My Stylist” movement was a huge success. Southern Savvy still persisted on making the Miss Greenbrier Pageant happen, helping award $2,000 in scholarships. Along with other fundraisers for the school, assisting with the free community Thanksgiving meal, and constantly being a voice for other local businesses in the community, she still says, “What can I do to help?”

In college, she worked for Dillard’s, a home decor and gift boutique, a radio station, and still found time to drive back and forth from Arkansas State to work at Joe’s Pizza on the weekends. Southern Savvy is honored to be the Greenbrier Chamber of She graduated from college early with her bachelors degree in Commerce Small Business of the Year.

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Conway Student Highlighted on ESPN

John David‘s contribution to this game was highlighted on ESPN, as well as several local sports news outlets. BY LEAH ASHBY PHOTOS SUBMITTED

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to grow in the brain and on other vital organs. It is often detected during infancy or childhood.

he Wampus Cat’s final home game No one was more proud of John of the season on Friday, February David’s accomplishment than his 26th, proved to be a dream come true for one Conway High School senior. parents, Laura and David Grimes. “Sports has always been his outlet, John David Grimes, who was diagwhether it is playing or watching,” nosed with Tuberous Sclerosis when describes David. “Coach Longing told he was just six months old, made his Laura and me earlier that day that he high school basketball debut against would dress out for the game, but we Little Rock Central. “JD,” a basketball did not know whether he would play.” team manager since 7th grade, has always practiced and worked out with the team. Putting on the Wampus Cat uniform and hitting the court with his teammates was truly a bright spot after supporting the basketball program for many years. Not only did JD hit the court, he finished the game with four points and one rebound.

John David’s contribution to this game was highlighted on ESPN, as well as several local sports news outlets. Eric King, who works for Centennial Bank and is also a longtime friend and local radio personality, summed up the experience. “I have known JD his entire life. I love that kid and his family. I was so excited when I saw him dressed out that night but was overwhelmed with joy when he hit the floor. A tear came to my eye when he scored. I was so proud of him!”

has always been his outlet, whether “it isSports playing or watching,” describes David.

“Coach Longing told Laura and me earlier that day that he would dress out for the game, but we did not know whether he would play.

Tuberous Sclerosis, a rare, multi-system genetic disease, causes benign tumors

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Funding Faulkner Forever Pilot Program The Faulkner County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation, is pleased to announce a $35,000 matching program generously funded by the affiliate, Nabholz Charitable Foundation, Central Arkansas Open and Shelley and Peter Mehl. The pilot program, “Funding Faulkner Forever,” is part of the yearlong celebration of the 20th anniversary of our affiliate. It will match funds donated to seven local nonprofits in Faulkner County for up to $5,000 per nonprofit. The initiative was designed to assist local nonprofits and other partner organizations to be more sustainable and to develop ongoing policies to continue to increase endowments. The following organizations will benefit: Boys and Girls Club, Bethlehem House,

CAPCA, Deliver Hope, Faulkner County Council on Aging, United Way of Central Arkansas, and Rise House. All gifts made to the endowments for these five organizations in 2021 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5000 per charity—doubling their ability to have impact in the communities where they serve.

Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that fosters smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community

Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps. Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $179 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state.

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“We hope to not only strengthen the future operations for these organizations but to also better showcase what the Community Foundation does and how we can help grow philanthropy in our backyard,” said Bobby Riggs, Board Chair of the Faulkner County Community Foundation board.

CAPCA is honored to be a part of this pilot program! The match provided through the Faulkner County Affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation will make it possible for our agency to see the vision of an endowment come to fruition. Knowing that our Agency will be supported in providing our vital programs for years to come is a blessing.

—Jennifer Welter, Executive Director of CAPCA Opening their doors in 2001, the Faulkner County affiliate office has returned over $4.35 million in grants to nonprofits. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 29 affiliates are fully tax deductible.


Adena White Named Editor of Conway Publications, Lee Hogan Named Director of Communications “A lot of times, the big, social changes happen at home and, right now, there are so many opportunities to tell stories and make a difference in the community,” White said. “In the decade I have spent at the Chamber, I have always seen the potential we have to uplift and empower these communities that play such a vital role in a city like Conway.”

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he Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has named Adena White its editor of Conway Publications and Lee Hogan its director of communications. White had served as director of communications since 2011. Hogan began in the position Feb. 1. In her new part-time role, White will oversee the production of the Chamber’s publications. That includes the North Metro Business Journal, a monthly update on the local business community, and Conway+, an annual, comprehensive guide to the Conway area that provides information and updates on the local economy, education, health care, real estate, arts and culture, annual events, outreach and more. The new role also includes a partnership between the Chamber and Blackbelt Media, a company White created to highlight the stories and rich culture of Black southerners. Through the partnership, Blackbelt Media will help the Chamber focus more on Conway’s diverse business community.

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As director of communications, Hogan will manage communications and public relations for the Chamber and its partner organizations, serving as the Chamber’s primary writer and managing its social media presence. Hogan also will provide marketing and communications support for Chamber events and work with members to tell the story of Conway and its business community. Jamie Gates, executive vice president of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Development Corporation, said Hogan’s background in writing and social media management made him a clear choice for this position. “Lee loves telling stories, and he loves Conway,” Gates said. “When we had the opportunity to add a new member to our communications team, he was the first person to come to mind because of the work he has done at the College of Business and his volunteer involvement with the Conway strategic planning process over the past few months.”

Since its inception in 2017, Blackbelt Media has established a successful blog and a nationally recognized podcast, Blackbelt Voices, that focuses on topics like census canvassing, Jim Crow and current racial tensions in the U.S. The podcast has garnered more than 175,000 downloads and recognition from O, The Oprah Magazine and Vanity Fair for being one of the top podcasts in the country for Black stories and history.

Hogan is a Conway native and earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to his role at the Chamber, Hogan worked for the College of Business at UCA as communications coordinator. He spent nearly four years at the UAMS as a communication specialist. Prior to working in public relations, Hogan was a reporter at many outlets in central Arkansas with stints at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Log Cabin Democrat and Arkansas Business.

White said she wants Blackbelt Media to help show the significant role minorityowned businesses play in Conway and tell the stories of community leaders who are people of color.

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YGFBFKitchen is moving! YGFBFKitchen is moving to 800 4th

Avenue in Conway (formerly Oak St. Bistro, next to Tipton Hurst) They will officially be open March 15th from 11:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m. for curbside and take-out only. On April 1st they will open for dine-in but will be operating under the Phase 2 Guidelines of 50% capacity until they feel comfortable with the decline in COVID-19 cases. YGFBFKitchen will also have some new menu items like Roasted Chicken & Dressing, Momma’s Meatloaf, and Pasta Tasting Box, plus their famous Pasta Egg Rolls.

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Reeling Them In! Ryan Huselton and Drew Freyaldenhoven won the first 2021 Arkansas Young Guns Bass Trail tournament on Lake Ouachita representing Conway High School with 14.6 pounds combined. Their parents are John and Michelle Freyanldenhoven , and Chris and Angie Huselton .

We want to wish a happy Stoby‘s anniversary to Debbie Emery! She‘s been with Stoby‘s for 25 years! From Owner David Stobaugh: Debbie is an institution within institutions. She worked at Frank Brannon Drive-In for 10 years and now Stoby’s for 25 years. She was Stoby’s head server at night for 10 years before moving to day shift. She worked two full-time jobs (80 hours a week) for 20 years. The entire time she was at Frank Brannon’s and the first 10 years at Stoby’s she also worked a full 40 hour week at the shoe factory. She worked the shoe factory from 7am-3:30pm, then Stoby’s from 5-11:30pm, and then Stoby’s for Saturday breakfast. I tell Debbie and Betty they are more responsible for my success than I am. They are family. “We have customers who say their parents brought them to Stoby’s for “date night” breakfast and now they bring their children to Stoby’s, and Debbie and Betty are still their servers!”

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A Whirlwind Resistant Life

When life is coming at you so fast that you find yourself spinning in different directions emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. If we are not prepared, a whirlwind can cause us to spin out of control. disciples would be at a loss for direction once He was arrested and crucified. As ave you experienced a whirlwind a result, Jesus reminded the disciples in your life? A time when you to trust no matter what. Trusting God didn’t know right from left, front allows us to remain calm during the from back, or up from down? You know, wildest storm as we know and believe when life was coming at you so fast that that God is in control and that He is you found yourself spinning in different faithful to all His promises found in directions emotionally, mentally, spiritu- the Bible. It always calms my heart to ally, and physically? Whirlwinds are remember that God is love, God loves hard! If we are not prepared, a whirlwind us, and God has a plan for our lives. can cause us to spin out of control. BY ANDREA LENNON

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Jesus knew about whirlwinds. He experienced people shouting, “Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna!” Before long, the shouts of “hosanna” were replaced with, “crucify, crucify, crucify!” In the days leading up to this experience, Jesus took the disciples aside and gave them a dose of truth that would help them navigate the whirlwinds of life. Thankfully, the same truths apply to us today. John 14 records Jesus’ words. When I read this passage, I imagine Jesus looking the disciples in the eyes and tenderly, yet boldly, expressing these truths.

1. When a whirlwind hits you must trust God! “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me” (John 14:1, New International Version) Trusting God occurs when we know that God is at work in us even when we don’t understand the circumstances going on around us. Jesus knew the

2. When a whirlwind hits you must have an eternal perspective! “In

my Father’s house are many rooms... and I am going there to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2, New International Version) An eternal perspective requires that we look up in order to gain our bearings. Looking up reminds us that this world is not our home. Heaven is our real home. When we know and believe this truth, we are drawn to God. Freedom results from an upward focus on God.

3. When a whirlwind hits you must walk a clear path! Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6, New International Version) Ultimately, the way we make it through a whirlwind is by focusing

on Jesus. As we focus on Jesus, we discover that no matter how hard our life may be, Jesus has the answer because He is the answer! Putting our eyes on Jesus provides a step-by-step path to navigating the whirlwind. As we look to Jesus, we begin to think His thoughts and demonstrate actions that reflect His work in and through our lives. Whirlwinds are hard, but scripture teaches we can biblically respond to them. What an amazing truth! We can live a whirlwind resistant life! As we do, our hearts will be strengthened to purposefully walk a clear path that trusts God and lives with His eternal perspective. The outcome will be that we are no longer whipped or whirled around by the circumstances of life. Instead, our hearts will be centered and strong in Jesus! Do you want to learn more about trusting God? I invite you to visit AndreaLennonMinistry.org. Download my new eBook titled Trusting God with Anything & Everything. Enjoy a deep dive into Philippians 4:6-7 as you learn how to say goodbye to worry, anxiety, and issues of control! Subscribe to Andrea Lennon Ministry and receive your free copy today.

Andrea Lennon: An “on the go” kind of girl who loves Jesus, Andrea’s life calling is to teach women to know the truth, live the truth, and share the truth. Her passion is honest conversation about the topics that drive our lives and how we can weather the storms through the love and power of our Lord and His Word. Connect with Andrea at AndreaLennonMinistry.org.

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Emily and Dr. Adam Harrell, children Bryan and Cora Where are you from? Adam: El Dorado Emily: all over! Born in TX, moved around a lot as a kid. Graduated HS in Topeka, KS

Where do you work? Adam: Central Arkansas Pediatrics Emily: full-time Mom

What schools do your children attend? Bryan: Ellen Smith Elementary Cora: Smart Start Academy

How did you two meet? We first met when I (Emily) was a senior in college, performing a choir concert at a church in Little Rock. Adam noticed me but didn’t think he’d ever run into me again. Years later, I moved to Little Rock and started going to that same church, where we officially met. We didn’t like each other at first! Took a few months before we got to talking and realized we had a lot in common.

How long have you lived in Faulkner County? We moved here together 6 PHOTOS BY BRANDY STRAIN-DAYER

Our Faulkner Fam: The Harrell Family

months after we married, which will be 11 years in June.

Describe parenting in one sentence: The challenge that stretches you to the limits of your endurance, but shows you how you’re actually capable of so much more than you thought.

When you get a date night where do you go? We love local theater and arts. Usually the Arkansas Repertory Theater or Reynolds Performance Hall (with dinner beforehand at one of Central Arkansas’ excellent locally owned eateries!) faulknerlifestyle.com 61


When you shop local (for fun) what stores are always on your list? Adam: America Jane Vintage, Jennifer’s Antiques Emily: The Kitchen Store, Copper Peacock Boutique

What are your favorite things to do as a family? We love hiking and traveling together.

What activities are your children involved in? Bryan is enrolled in piano lessons at Palmer Music

What do you love most about living in this community? We enjoy the friends we have made, the arts/theater scene, and the excellent schools.

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What is a favorite inspirational quote/scripture that is important in your family? “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” –1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

The challenge that stretches you to the limits of “ your endurance, but shows you how you‘re actually capable of so much more than you thought. ” —Emily Harrell


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A Growing Health System for a Growing Community

Left to Right: J. Tod Ghormley, MD, James T. Howell, MD, James L. Head, MD, H. Scott Smith, MD, Grant W. Bennett, MD, Robert F. McCarron, MD, and Tom Roberts, MD

New Medical Offices

More Specialists

Expanded Access

Innovative Services

Orthopedic Excellence At Conway Regional, our team of talented orthopedic surgeons and specialists are dedicated to helping you regain mobility and recover from injury and disease. We are honored to have been voted "Best Sports Medicine Clinic” in the state by the readers of AY Magazine and “Best Orthopedic Care” by readers of Log Cabin Democrat. 2020

We’re not just growing—we’re growing together.

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