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CONWAY’S TOAD SUCK DAZE CELEBRATING 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH “DECONSTRUCTED FESTIVAL”

AT HOME 12 THE ELLIS OASIS

SPORTS 20 WAMPUS CAT SPORTS HALL OF FAME

GOOD TASTE 26 MYBOHOMIE

EDUCATON 34 ST. JOSEPH TEACHERS CELEBRATE RETIREMENT

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THE LOOK 48 SHOPPING LOCAL

EDUCATON 50 CONWAY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEACHERS OF THE WEEK

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COMMUNITY 54 ROCK POND PROS AND THE WOMEN‘S LEADERSHIP NETWORK TEAM UP TO PRESENT THE 2021 CENTRAL ARKANSAS OPEN AND LAUNCH DREAM WITHOUT LIMITS INITIATIVE

BEAUTY 61 BEAUTY – INSIDE AND OUT

SCENE | HEARD 55 THE SCENE IN FAULKNER COUNTY

TRUTH ON THE GO 62 TRUSTING GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART

FAULKNER FAM 64 THE HOLMES 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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It may have been unusual, but it sure is unforgettable. It may be tough, but we hope 2021 always reminds you how far you’ve come and how far you can go. But most importantly, we hope you stop along the way to enjoy the view. Today you’re a little bit stronger, tougher, smarter and better than you ever were before. You believed you could, and you did! Be proud of all the work you’ve done, the person you’ve become, and the difference you will make. Congratulations! The Staff of Faulkner Lifestyle Magazine faulknerlifestyle.com 5


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AIRPLANE PARADE / 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

More than 25 local pilots will take to the sky over Conway. A map of the routes and designated viewing locations is available at toadsuck.org.

TASTE OF TOAD SUCK / 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Food vendors will be stationed in Rogers Plaza. Visit toadsuck.org for a list of participating concessionaires and menus.

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TOAD SUCK TINKERFEST / 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Toad Master will kick off the festivities with the V.I.T. (Very Important Toad) Race in the parking lot at the corner of Parkway and Main Streets in downtown Conway. Advance registration is recommended at toadsuck.org

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TASTE OF TOAD SUCK / 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Food vendors will be stationed in Rogers Plaza. Visit toadsuck.org for a list of participating concessionaires and menus.

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Food vendors will be stationed in Rogers Plaza. Visit toadsuck.org for a list of participating concessionaires and menus.

TASTE OF TOAD SUCK / 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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TASTE OF TOAD SUCK – 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

In partnership with Arkansas Game & Fish, Little Rock Zoo, and Museum of Discovery, the Nature and Science Exhibit will take place at the Meadows Office and Technology Park.

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Food vendors will be stationed in Rogers Plaza. Visit toadsuck.org for a list of participating concessionaires and menus.

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Providing hands-on, educational activities that incorporate the elements of the STEAM educational curriculum. Admission is free, but advance registration is recommended at toadsuck.org. Presented by Acxiom.

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BOOM ART WITH ARKANSAS PBS / 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Fun family activities and visits with Croaker, Dazey, and Clifford. Visit toadsuck.org for more information.

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Celebrating 40th Anniversary with ”Deconstructed Festival“

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A series of family-friendly events will take place over a 40-dayperiod

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ary Margaret Satterfield, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s director of Toad Suck Daze and events, spoke with the North Metro Business Journal about plans for the largest, free-admission family festival in Arkansas, which is celebrating its 40th year in 2021. This year also marks a milestone anniversary for Satterfield; it is her 20th Toad Suck Daze. “That’s just counting the festivals I’ve helped plan. It doesn’t count the ones I attended as a kid,” said the Conway native. Since Satterfield’s involvement as the festival organizer, Toad Suck Daze has taken place on the streets of downtown Conway during the first weekend of May. (Its original location was on the banks of the Arkansas River in the Toad Suck community.) Before the pandemic, more than 100,000 people would attend the three-day festival. In the age of social distancing, Toad Suck Daze organizers made the decision to hold the 40th festival at a smaller scale to keep the crowd size at a minimum.

”Everything will be in the spirit of Toad Suck Daze.“ Between the end of April and the middle of June – close to 40 days to commemorate the 40th anniversary – Toad Suck Daze will host several live events in partnership with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, the Museum of Discovery, the City of Conway, and a host of corporate sponsors. First Arkansas Bank & Trust is the presenting sponsor of the festival for the third year in a row.

Toad Suck Daze “ Ishappening? ”

It is the question on many people’s minds as vaccinations ramp-up and COVID-19 cases fall, bringing a sense of normalcy to Arkansas and the U.S.

The answer? Yes, it‘s happening. It just won‘t look the same.

All events will take place outdoors, and face masks are encouraged. can view vintage aircraft on the ground. Here’s what to expect. A food truck and sponsor booths also

Centennial Bank Airplane Parade Friday, April 30 | 4-7pm Toad Suck Daze is partnering with the City of Conway and the Lollie Bottoms Pilot Association to bring back the popular Centennial Bank Airplane Parade introduced in 2020. The second-annual event will expand to include viewing areas at the Conway Regional Airport at Cantrell Field and at TGI Friday’s. The pilots – including the Bulldog Flight Formation Team – will fly all over Conway, so many people will have the ability to view the planes from their homes. A map of the routes and designated viewing locations is available at toadsuck.org.

“We believe it’s the responsible thing to do from a public health perspective,” Satterfield said. “We have developed a ‘deconstructed’ festival that brings back some of the popular, socially distanced activities we introduced in 2020 combined At the airport, spectators will be able to watch the planes take off and land and with some traditional favorites.

will be set up on the airport grounds. Planes will take off shortly before 6 p.m., and the air show will last 45 minutes. The Conway Regional Airport is located 10.3 miles west of Interstate 40, along U.S. Highway 60 (Dave Ward Drive) to Lollie Road.

Sponsors of the Centennial Bank Airplane Parade include Centennial Bank, Rogers Group, Crain Hyundai and Crain Genesis of Conway, Wonder State Box, the US Marines, Satterfield Fuels, and Phillips 66

Taste of Toad Suck

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favorites – corn dogs, chicken-on-a-stick, funnel cakes, turkey legs, walking tacos, barbecue, and more. Every Friday, two food vendors will be set up, so the menu will change weekly. Visit toadsuck.org for a list of participating concessionaires and what they plan to serve and when. Located near the arch, Rogers Plaza is the area in front of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce at 900 Oak Street. Crain Hyundai and Crain Genesis of Conway is the sponsor of Taste of Toad Suck.

Toad Suck Tinkerfest

Saturday, May 8 | 9am–3pm Established in 2018 in partnership with Acxiom, the Museum of Discovery, and the Conductor, Toad Suck Tinkerfest provides hands-on, educational activities that incorporate the elements of the STEAM educational curriculum: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Admission is free, but advance registration is recommended, as the number of attendees will be limited to ensure adequate social distancing. Sponsors of Tinkerfest include: Acxiom Corporation, Wal-Mart, and Virco.

Toad Races

Thursday, May 13 | 4-6:30pm The parking lot at the corner of Parkway and Main Streets in downtown Conway will become the site of the 2021 toad races. The Toad Master will kick off the festivities with the V.I.T. (Very Important Toad) Race followed by races that are open to the public. The open toad races will culminate with the World Championship. Advance registration is encouraged for the open races, but walk-ups are welcome. In addition, the Jump for Education Race, which brings together the winners of toad races held at area elementary schools, will take place on May 13. Every elementary school student in Faulkner County will receive a Toad Toter from their school. Racers can bring their own toad (frogs are not allowed), or they can race a toad that is provided. During the week of May 10, toads will be accepted at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. Chamber staff will release the toads to their natural environment following the races. Sponsor of the Toad Races is Car-son Construction. 8 faulkner lifestyle | may 2021


Centennial Bank Airplane Parade, April 30th

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Nature & Science Exhibit Wednesday, May 19 | 3-7pm

The Nature and Science Exhibit will take place at the Meadows Office and Technology Park, located at 355 Ledgelawn Drive in Conway. Organized in partnership with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and the Museum of Discovery, the Nature & Science Exhibit was introduced in 2020 as a drive-thru event. This year, attendees will be able to park and walk through the exhibits, allowing more time for interaction. Admission is free. Sponsors of the Nature and Science Exhibit include: Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Moix R/V and Moix Etc., Caldwell Toyota, Crafton Tull, and T-Mobile.

Boom Art with Arkansas PBS

Saturday, June 5 | 10am-2 pm Join Croaker, Dazey, and Clifford for a day of family fun. In partnership with Arkansas PBS, the event will have family friendly activities and will feature an opportunity to color the 12X30 foot Toad Suck Daze mural. Admission is free. Sponsor of the Boom Art with Arkansas PBS is Conway Corporation.

Other Activities Other sanctioned events – those that are affiliated with the festival but are independently organized – have taken place or are planned from April through June: Toad Suck Daze pageant on Saturday, April 17; a virtual Tour de Toad bicycle ride from Saturday, May 1, until Wednesday, June 30; and an Omelets with the Toad Master fundraiser the morning of Sunday, May 2, that supports local nonprofit Milestones Services. Toad Suck Daze T-shirts will be available for purchase at every Toad Suck Daze event or at toadsuck.org. Mascots Croaker and Dazey will also be available for photo opportunities.

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The Ellis Oasis

Impressively, Sharolette does her own interior design. My style is transitional modern glam. I love for our home to have a very peaceful, inviting, and comfortable look with a little sparkle. Mission accomplished, as the monochrome whites evoke calm, while the fun pops of color, often in shades of blue and patterns of animal print, add that extra je ne sais quoi.

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he West Conway home of Sharolette and Anthony Ellis is an open, calming oasis. The couple has lived in the 2408 square foot, three bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home for two years. They enlisted Jonathan Engelkes with Jengel Custom Homes, Inc. to build the house, saying he “was wonderful to work with from beginning to end.” The brick exterior is painted Sherwin Williams China White; the effect is modern, yet inviting. The clean lines outside the home extend to its interior style. Interior paint colors include the shades Sherwin Williams Pure White and Tidewater, used throughout.

The color white is a peaceful, classic, and “clean look for me, and I never tire of it. ” —Sharolette Ellis

Impressively, Sharolette does her own interior design. “My style is transitional modern glam. I love for our home to have a very peaceful, inviting, and comfortable look with a little sparkle.” Mission accomplished, as the monochrome whites evoke calm, while the fun pops of color, often in shades of blue and patterns of animal print, add that extra je ne sais quoi. faulknerlifestyle.com 13


Sharolette has always loved design. “I knew early on, before we started this home, that white would be the main color for the interior and the exterior,” she says. She scoured the internet and print magazines for inspiration. “Also, I knew I wanted black trim for the exterior of our home to make the trim stand out. With white paint on the interior for the trim, walls, and cabinets, it gives me unlimited color options for accessories, like pillows and artwork. The color white is a peaceful, classic, and clean look for me, and I never tire of it,” she says. Sharolette is consistently drawn to her dining room. “The formal dining room is my favorite area of this home. There is much in the way of sparkle and light in the room with the furniture, accessories, and the lighting. This room has lots of natural light and glam, mirrored furniture, which makes it a happy space for me.” The gold accents and displayed crystal pieces add to the feel of the room. The Ellis family shops local as often as possible. In fact, the majority of their furniture was purchased at Cajun Brothers Furniture & Mattress in Downtown Conway. “The wonderful thing about Cajun Brothers is their great staff, who is always willing to help you find what you are looking for. And, if it is not in stock, you can order the piece and receive the furniture in a few short weeks,” says Sharolette. As for the décor, much was purchased at Classic Touch, Ye Olde Daisy Shoppe, and Tipton & Hurst. “Some of my most prized pieces in our home are the crystal collection that my husband has gifted me over the years. In addition, there is a small, light blue-with-gold trim Avon bottle in my bathroom that my mother owned for years and passed on to me. It coordinates with the bathroom, and I think of my mom each time I see the bottle,” she says. 14 faulkner lifestyle | may 2021


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The back yard features a pool, installed by H2O Pools, which also incorporates the color white. The pool is 12 feet by 28 feet, which is perfect for floating or swimming laps. “Conway Remodeling built the lovely pavilion and provided the best customer experience. We added a couple of things last minute, and they were great to accommodate us,” she says.

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As for the gorgeous light fixtures, “Most all the lighting in our home came from Hambuchen Electric here in Conway. Gina helped us find the perfect light fixtures for the look I wanted to achieve. They have a great selection with great prices and one-onone customer service,” says Sharolette.

The Ellis family is thrilled with the overall effect of their home, saying, “This home has a calm and inviting feel for us, and we hope all who enter here can feel that too.”


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Wampus Cat Sports Hall of Fame the first time, a team will be inducted into the “ For WCSHOF. The inaugural squad selected is the 1964 Conway High School football team. That group went 11-0 and captured the state championship, becoming the first Class AA team in the state to ever do so.

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he Wampus Cat Sports Hall of Fame recently announced its latest round of honorees. The Class of 2021 inductees are Hal Crafton, Tom Mabry, Wilbur Owen, Reuel Shepherd, Ken Stephens, and Janet Taylor. Also, for the first time, a team will be inducted into the WCSHOF. The inaugural squad selected is the 1964 Conway High School football team. That group went 11-0 and captured the state championship, becoming the first Class AA team in the state to ever do so.

Hal Crafton Crafton played junior high basketball at St. Joseph but moved across town to play for Conway High School. He also played football, but it was on the hardwood where Crafton really shined. The Wampus Cats went 82-13 during his three-year career and he was named all-state in 1973 and 1974. A 6’1” guard, Crafton was a great passer and playmaker. He helped the Cats win the 1973 and 1974 AAA state championship, scoring 30 points in the title game as a senior. He went on to play basketball at UCA.

Tom Mabry Mabry won the discus at the AA state meet as a senior in 1968. A lineman, he was also a key part of the Wampus Cat’s 1967 football team that finished 10-1 and with the state No. 1 ranking in class AA. He was named all-state

football in 1967 and played in the 1968 all-star game. Mabry was a three-year letterman at University of Arkansas from 1969-71 on the offensive line. Following his senior season, he played in the 1972 Hula Bowl and the Coaches All-American Game. Mabry was an 8th round NFL draft pick by New York Giants in 1972.

Wilbur Owen Owen won the Frank E. Robins Award denoting the top senior athlete in 1960. He was all-state football in 1959 and played in in the 1960 all-star game. Owen also helped the Wampus Cats capture the 1960 state track championship, winning three individual races and anchoring three winning relay teams. Running track at UCA, he was four-times named All-AIC as he helped the Bears win four conference titles. Owen has been inducted into the UCA Sports Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame.

Hal Crafton

Reuel Shepherd Shepherd was a three-sport standout at Conway High, winning the Frank E. Robins Award as a senior in 1993. He played quarterback for the Wampus Cats and was named all-state in 1992 and played in the 1993 all-star game. He also played basketball and was a high jumper in track. Shepherd played football at Murray State, where he switched to linebacker. He was named second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference in 1995 and helped the Racers win the OVC championship in 1995 and 1996, qualifying for NCAA Division I-AA playoffs both years.

Tom Mabry

Ken Stephens Stephens excelled at football at CHS and was high point man at the 1948

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Reuel Shepherd state track meet. He played football and track at UCA, where he was an NAIA All-American on the oval. He served as football coach of the Wampus Cats from 1958-59 before moving to NLR High School where he won three state titles. Stephens coached football at UCA from 197281, earning four AIC titles and was national runner-up in 1976. Stephens has been inducted into the UCA Sports Hall of Fame, the Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame, and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.

Ken Stephens

Janet Taylor Taylor coached in Conway from 1986-2020. She also served as assistant athletic director. Taylor won eight state championships in four sports: volleyball in 1998, girls basketball in 2008, girls golf in 2012 and 2016, and boys golf in 2002, 2008, 2011 and 2012. She also had eight state runnerup finishes. Taylor won 38 conference championships: 20 golf, 11 volleyball, and seven basketball. She led Conway Junior High basketball to a remarkable

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Janet Taylor 140-game winning streak from 1990 to 1996. Taylor has been inducted into the Henderson State Hall of Fame.

The WCSHOF induction banquet will be held at a date still to be determined. Proceeds raised from the banquet will be used by the Wampus Cat Booster Club to support Conway High School athletic programs.

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BY LEAH ASHBY PHOTOS BY GRACE MARTIN AND SUBMITTED

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avannah Case, originally from Conway, recently started a food blog on Instagram and has quickly become a favorite source for recipes. She loves cooking for her husband, Jordan, and their daughter, Hazel. Her fun style and mix of no-nonsense recipes your family will love can be found on Instagram under the account Mybohomie. We’ve already made several of her recipes in our own kitchens, and they were all a hit. Follow her on Instagram. You and the mouths you feed will be happy you did!

Why did you decide to start blogging? I started my Instagram page

Mybohomie

I started my Instagram page because I was “getting asked often to share a recipe when I posted things I cooked onto my personal page. ” —Savannah Case

because I was getting asked often to share a recipe when I posted things I cooked onto my personal page. I had many people ask me to either create a cookbook, which I hope someday I can, or to start an account strictly for cooking and sharing recipes. So, this January I did just that. It has been so fun cooking and creating tasty foods for everyone to try themselves.

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down to a home cooked meal with your family. I also want to empower you. You can do this! And I hope my recipes make it easier.

What is your ideal breakfast menu?

Breakfast is ever changing in our home. I love cooking breakfast foods and my family loves to eat them! My little girl loves my pancakes. I think she would How did you come up with the name eat them daily if I would make them. Mybohomie? I came up with the name The same for my husband, but he loves Mybohomie because I’m inviting you a good omelet even more. I’m a bread into just that. My style is very bohemian, girl, too, but I’d rather have a cinnamon our home reflects that, but I wanted it to coffee cake with a fresh brewed cup of be welcoming so I used a pun on words. coffee to go with it. How can you just Homie as in your friend, but also as a choose a couple things, though? Let’s feeling you get when you’re somewhere cook quiche, scrambled cheesy eggs, comfortable. I hoped my recipes from French toast, hashbrown casserole, our home would bring all the feel goods muffins, apple fritters, fried egg sandwiches, breakfast casseroles, bacon, ham, to yours, and you would consider me and sausage balls. Are y’all hungry yet your friend along the way.

because I am! A lot of these wonderful dishes have already been shared on my Instagram page, and if they aren’t there yet…don’t worry! It’s all coming.

What is a kitchen gadget you can‘t live without? There are many, but I do love my food processor. A good baking sheet is so important. And also, a hamburger meat chopper! I know it might sound odd but Google it. They are sold almost anywhere, and it makes chopping ground beef in the skillet a breeze.

How would you describe your blog to new followers? An easy way to plan meals with helpful hints to make it happen.

I came up with the name Mybohomie because I‘m inviting you into just that. My style “is very bohemian, our home reflects that, but I wanted it to be welcoming so I used

a pun on words. Homie as in your friend, but also as a feeling you get when you‘re somewhere comfortable. I hoped my recipes from our home would bring all the feel —Savannah goods to yours, and you would consider me your friend along the way..

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Here are a few of Savannah‘s most liked recipes on Instagram.

The Boho Bacon Burger INGREDIENTS 1 lb. ground beef 1 egg 1 tsp. Cavender’s seasoning 2 tbsp. Italian salad dressing 1 tbsp. Worcestershire 1 tbsp. grape jelly 1/2 sleeve Ritz crackers, crumbled Sliced cheese  Bacon (Petit Jean always) Brioche Buns Butter

INSTRUCTIONS

Melt 2 tbsp of butter or oil if you didn’t fry bacon first (but OMG—bacon grease is so good to cook your burger in).

Fry the bacon and set aside.

Medium heat, 4 minutes per side if you want it cooked through but still so juicy.

Mix everything together and separate into patties (I made 5).

Add cheese the last minute and a half and cover so it melts (if you don’t

have a lid use a sheet pan it works just as good). Butter the buns and fry ‘em so they get that good texture that makes a burger perfect.

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Spinach Cheese Dip INGREDIENTS 1/2 lb of Velveeta, cubed 16 oz Spinach Dip (I use Market Fresh brand from Walmart) 1/2 c. milk 1 can Rotel Tomatoes 1 tsp. chili powder 1/4 tsp. onion powder 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. cayenne (optional)

NOTE: I also like to add a scoop of Harry & David’s Pepper and Onion Relish to my bowl! It’s a game changer! If y’all haven’t started buying that yet, you are missing out. We buy it by the case, but they also sell it at our local Walmart.

INSTRUCTIONS Turn Crock-Pot on high, add cubed Velveeta cheese, milk & Rotel. Add spinach dip. Add rest of spices. Cook on high for 30 minutes and stir, cook another 20-30 (watch so the sides don’t start to burn). Then turn to warm. If you add a full pound of Velveeta then just double the spices and milk. You don’t have to add more spinach dip. You can also do this in the microwave or on the stove top.

I think it‘s important to sit down to a home cooked “meal with your family. I want to empower you. You can do this! And I hope my recipes make it easier. ”

—Savannah Case, Mybohomie

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Chocolate Chip Cookies INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 c. flour 3/4 c. sugar 1/2 c. brown sugar 1 egg 2 sticks of butter, melted 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 2 cups chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS Using a hand mixer or stand mixer to cream together butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients slowly until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Put in the fridge for 20 minutes so the dough is ready to be formed into balls. Make about 2 tbsp. size dough balls.

Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

This recipe makes a little over two dozen cookies.

Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and EAT because they are so good right out of the oven!

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St. Joseph Teachers Celebrate Retirement Charlotte Moix and Lois Coney

BY: JENNIFER STANLEY PHOTOS BRANDY STRAIN-DAYER AND SUBMITTED

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t. Joseph Elementary School is celebrating two special kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Lois Coney and Mrs. Charlotte Moix. Together, they have a combined teaching experience of over 60 years, and both will retire at the end of this school year. Of their tenure, St. Joseph Elementary School Principal Courtney Pope, Ed. S says, “This says so much about them and their dedication to education, especially Catholic education…I am truly appreciative of their dedication and service to St. Joseph School.”

It has truly been an honor to work alongside and learn from these two “amazing women and educators. They both truly embody all that a kindergarten teacher should be. They have been a treasure to St. Joseph School faculty, staff and most importantly the students lives they’ve shaped.

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When asked what she will miss most about working at St. Joseph, Lois says, Now come the tears. I will miss seeing all of those sweet, smiling faces each day as I enter my school. St. Joseph has been a family to me for so long. I will miss going to Mass with my students.

—Lois Coney

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summer. Those little faces gave me a good idea about what I wanted to do!”

has been so different with the Coronavirus. One day, my class was watching Lois Coney has been married to Steve one of the many videos we do for our for 45 years. They have three children, She went on to earn her Bachelors in online students; when I was on the Elementary Education from the Univer- screen, a sweet student said, ‘There’s two Shannon Foster, married to Travis; sity of Central Arkansas, where she was Mrs. Coneys,’ which melted my heart!” Amanda Fowlkes; and son Jon Paul, a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. who passed away in 2016. They have When asked what she will miss most five “precious grandchildren,” including “I am so thrilled my granddaughter about working at St. Joseph, Lois says, Alexis followed me and is a member Alexis, 20; Noah, 16; Ally, 14; Anna “Now come the tears. I will miss seeing now,” she says of her alma mater. Klaire, 14; and Ava, 12. all of those sweet, smiling faces each Lois has many fond memories of her day as I enter my school. St. Joseph has Lois has taught for 31 total years, 24 teaching years. “On my first day of my been a family to me for so long. I will of those at St. Joseph. “I taught third first year, I started off by peeling apples miss going to Mass with my students. grade, fifth grade, and kindergarten at and cooking applesauce, not a normal I have been so blessed to work with Oak Grove Elementary in North Little our wonderful staff, principal, and my Rock for seven years and kindergarten first day for a new teacher,” she laughs. “Walking to Downtown Conway for special co-worker, Charlotte Moix. I at St. Joseph for the past 24 years.” field trips was always fun. Also, our was so honored to receive the Honorary When asked why she choose teaching entire school painted part of the mural Alumni Award in 2018.” that is downtown. For many years, as a profession, Lois says, “Being a Though she will miss the school, staff, teenager in the late 60s and 70s (telling we had field trips at Lollie’s Schaefer’s and students terribly, Lois looks forward Pumpkin Patch at Angie Rawls’ family my age), I babysat quite a bit in my to retirement. “I have always wanted farm, making this a great adventure for neighborhood, and I taught little ones to volunteer at a hospital after losing so our students and especially having the how to swim at the YMCA in the many members of my family. I want to greatest bus driver, Mr. Lum! This year faulknerlifestyle.com 35 faulknerlifestyle.com 35


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give back, and I remember how kind and caring the volunteers were when we needed them. Steve and I plan to do a little traveling as well, and I plan to continue to watch my grandkids in all of their sports and activities.”

Charlotte Moix Charlotte Moix is married to Greg, and their family includes daughter and son-in-law Catherine and Mike Brunetti, granddaughter Piper Brunetti, and daughter Rebecca Moix. Charlotte has been a teacher for 37 years, all at St. Joseph. “I taught second grade for a year, then moved to kindergarten where I’ve remained for 36 years,” she says. She

always wanted to be a teacher. “I loved children and from a young age enjoyed watching them learn. I spent time with my mother’s friend in her kindergarten classroom when I was in high school and knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children by teaching. My grandmother was a teacher, and I grew up hearing her stories as well. I think all of those experiences led me to teaching.” She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education - Elementary and Early Childhood from the University of Central Arkansas. As for a favorite memory from her years of teaching, Charlotte says, “My favorite memories are those of the Easter play we put on each Lenten season. There is something about working with the

children to tell the story of Jesus’ journey from Holy Thursday through His resurrection on Easter Sunday.” When asked what she would miss most upon retirement, she says, “The people! St. Joseph School is a family – faculty, staff, students, and parents. I will greatly miss them all. I have had the privilege of teaching so very many wonderful students and ‘grand-students,’ which is what I call the students whose parents I also taught, and with so many amazing teachers and staff.” As for retirement plans, Charlotte says, “I plan on spending time with our granddaughter, as well as reading, volunteering, and traveling.”

I loved children and from a young age enjoyed watching them learn. I spent time with my “mother ‘s friend in her kindergarten classroom when I was in high school and knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children by teaching. My grandmother was a teacher, and I grew up hearing her stories as well. I think all of those experiences led me to teaching. —Charlotte Moix ” 36 faulkner lifestyle | may 2021


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As for her advice to aspiring DIYers, she says , Talk to people who know what they are doing , and just go for it. Also, buy extra product just in case you make too many mistakes!

—Shonda Smith

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BY: JENNIFER STANLEY PHOTOS BY BRANDY STRAIN-DAYER

S BEFORE

honda Smith of Conway is a proverbial “Do-It-Yourself (DIY)” expert. Her West Conway home is a virtual Pinterest board in how-to home improvements. Her family, including Monty, Carter, and Mary Claire Smith and Diane Jefferson, also enjoys the fruits of Shonda’s fun “home work.”

By day, Shonda serves as the gifted and talented teacher at Ellen Smith Elementary School in Conway. They purchased their home nearly five years ago, saying, “The size made it possible for my mom and sister to move in with us.”

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Since that time, Shonda has transformed many areas of the home, including the laundry room, adding a bedroom accent wall, painting most areas, and revamping a staircase. She is no stranger to DIY, however. “Before this house, I tiled all the floors in wet areas and the bathroom counters, as well as the backsplash in the kitchen. I also built an arbor and two beds,” says Shonda. 40 faulkner lifestyle | may 2021

She has always had an interest in design. “As a kid, I dreamed of renovating my bedroom and was so happy when my parents replaced the red shag carpet with brown shag carpet and the couch with big red roses all over it with the velour-ish cream couch that had brown landscapes all over it. Both were very trendy at the time,” she says. “My DIY nature started when we bought our first

house. I painted the kitchen purple the same day we closed on it.” Shonda cites the staircase as the most challenging project in their current home. “It was originally covered in carpet. We had to add treads and risers. We also added board and batten to the walls. It was a tough place to reach, and there were lots of angles,”


My DIY nature started when we bought our first house. I painted the kitchen purple the same day we closed on it. —Shonda Smith

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she says. The bedroom accent wall resulted in her favorite DIY project outcome to date. Shonda calls her personal aesthetic “traditional sentiment. I like to use sentimental, everyday-type pieces in my house. The strawberry carrier my grandfather made holds cutting boards and wooden spoons in the kitchen. I have dough rollers that belonged to both my grandmothers, my mom, and a few of my own in a basket in the kitchen. In my living room, I have framed a locket that belonged to my grandmother and a watch of my grandfather’s. I also hung a marble board my grandfather made me when I was a child. A cuckoo clock I bought when I went to Switzerland also hangs in a frame above my couch.” Shonda’s future DIY roadmap includes her kitchen and bathrooms. As for her advice to aspiring DIYers, she says, “Talk to people who know what they are doing, and just go for it. Also, buy extra product just in case you make too many mistakes!” 42 faulkner lifestyle | may 2021


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BEFORE

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Shonda cites the staircase as the most challenging It was originally project in their current home. covered in carpet. We had to add treads and risers. We also added board and batten to the walls. It was a tough place to reach, and there were lots of angles.

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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

Shannon Bramlett | April 2, 2021 School: Ruth Doyle Middle School Position: GT and ESL Nominator : Fellow Teachers and Students Mrs. Bramlett was nominated by numerous teachers and students. Here are just a few of the things that some of her students said about her... *Mrs. Bramlett is super nice and has a good sense of humor! *Mrs. Bramlett challenges us in a very fun way! *She is an amazing teacher. She makes school so much more fun! She deserves it very much! *She explains things in ways you can understand. *Mrs. Bramlett is a great teacher and she works very hard. She teaches us very well and also shares jokes with us. 50 faulkner lifestyle | may 2021


Tanner Williams | April 9, 2021 School: Ellen Smith Elementary Position: Kindergarten Nominator : Parent This is what a parent had to say about Mr. Williams… Mr. Williams has been such a wonderful teacher for my child. He comes home every telling what he has learned in class. He loves to share songs that Mr. Williams has taught to help them learn new things like months of the year. My son even has to take a hat to school so that he can wear it in the car rider pick up just like Mr. Williams. Thanks for being such an awesome teacher and keeping my son engaged in learning.

Andrew Sills | April 16, 2021 School: Bob Courtway Middle School Position: 7th Grade Science Nominator : Administrator This is what an administrator had to say about Mr. Sills... Mr. Sills has taken a very helpful lead role in regard to our use of Schoology. As a previous user in another district, he came in with background knowledge that none of the rest of us had. He also attended Training of Trainers this summer and has become a go-to teacher on our campus to assist others with this platform. Additionally, he helps every day after school with duty even though he doesn’t have to. He goes above and beyond in a year that is extremely challenging. He makes a big difference at Courtway and we are so proud to have him. #TogetherWeCan

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Rock Pond Pros and The Women‘s Leadership Network Team up to present the 2021 Central Arkansas Open and Launch their Dream Without Limits Initiative

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he 2nd annual Central Arkansas Open Professional Women’s golf tournament is scheduled to be played May 12-14 at Centennial Valley Country Club. It is the 5th tournament in the 11 tournament Women’s All Pro Tour organized by K&G Sports. The tournament is presented by Rock Pond Pros.

“It was exciting to experience the successful first Central Arkansas Open tournament in 2020, despite all of the COVID-19 challenges,” Pete Tanguay, Tournament Chair and President of Rock Pond Pros said after last year’s event. “I learned that what we were doing had more to do with providing an opportunity and venue for 80+ committed young women to pursue their dreams than it did about golf. Families in Conway opened their homes and hosted all of the golfers who asked for housing, an army of volunteers took care of the details and we enjoyed a week of golf and making friendships, some of which will last a lifetime.” Planning for 2021 began with the decision to add a tagline to the event that communicated what was really happening. We were providing opportunities and support for women, encouraging them to DREAM WITHOUT LIMITS. Pete Tanguay met with Shelley Mehl and Amy Gilstrap of the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) on March 8, International Woman’s Day. The decision was made to rename the tournament to the WLN Central Arkansas Open. According to Amy, who will lead the effort, “The Women’s Leadership Network has been looking for an event to get behind that shared our vision to empower and support all women, especially one that would help us reach into 54 faulkner lifestyle | may 2021

the younger generation of future women leaders. We look forward to working with the Central Arkansas Open team to take this tournament to the next level in 2021, for golf and sports, for our community, and to empower women to DREAM WITHOUT LIMITS.” The 2021 WLN Central Arkansas Open will include a luncheon for high school and college ladies who are interested in pursuing professional athletics. They will get to hear from some of the touring pros on what it takes and what the day in the life of a pro athlete looks like. There will be a family oriented Meet the Pros event on Sunday evening (Mother’s Day) before the tournament as well as a Pro/Am tournament on Monday that will give local amateur golfers the opportunity to play with the pros. All this will be capped off with three days of competitive golf with $50,000 in prize money and serious dreams on the line.

organization, housed at UCA’s Outreach and Community Engagement, created for women, by women, to support women who are seasoned or aspirant leaders in the home, at work or in the community. The purpose of the network is to provide opportunities for women to connect from various backgrounds in Conway and surrounding areas. [Facebook: @ WomensLeadershipNetworkConway] K&G Sports launched the Women’s All-Pro Tour (WAPT) in 2019 to provide a pathway for women professional golfers to the LPGA Tour with the same tournament model used on the Men’s All Pro Tour (APT) to provide a pathway to the PGA since 1994. The WAPT is the official qualifying tour for the LPGA’s Symetra Tour. [www.WAPT.golf]

For more information, visit our website or contact us if you have questions, would like to volunteer or are able to financially support this event to help women DREAM WITHOUT LIMITS. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. For more information visit www.CentralArkansasOpen.com. Most of all, save the dates and join us for the 2nd Annual WLN Central Arkansas Open. Rock Pond Pros is a Conway based company with a mission to build products and execute projects that impact people locally ... globally. [www.RockPondPros.com] Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) is a Conway based non-profit

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Matthew Stephens to Join Golf Hendrix College Warriors Golf Team Matthew Stephens, a senior in the Class of 2021 at Conway High School, will Attend Hendrix College in the Fall and will Sign a Letter of Intent to Play Golf for the Hendrix Warriors. A college signing Matthew Stephens, Senior, Conway High School event for the Senior Wampus Cat to join the Hendrix College Warriors Golf Team will be held for Mr. Stephens on Friday, April 30 at 1pm at Centennial Valley Country Club, 1600 Centennial Club Drive in Conway. Hendrix College named Matthew a Provost’s Scholar in January following his admission in December, a scholarship award providing full tuition. In March, he received the Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholar Award.

A legacy at Hendrix College, Matthew will follow in his grandfather’s footsteps to play a varsity sport. He is the grandson of Dr. Paul McChristian of Conway, a 1969 graduate of Hendrix and 6' 4" Center for the Warriors basketball team from 1965-1969. Stephens, a three-year letterman for the Wampus Cat’s Golf Team, appeared in over 30 tournaments for Conway and competed in the Arkansas 6A State Golf Tournament in 2018, 2019, and 2020 earning All-Conference honors in 2019. He will graduate with Distinguished High Honors from Conway High School on May 22nd and is currently ranked 6th in his class of 647 with a GPA of 4.33. Conway’s golf team is coached by Kent Manion. Matthew is the son of Douglas and Stacey Stephens of Conway.

It is so encouraging when CBC alumni, and “former employees, give back to the College

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Calhoun Endowed Scholarship Established at Central Baptist College Central Baptist College President Terry Kimbrow is pleased to announce the establishment of the Calhoun Endowed Scholarship. The Calhoun Endowed Scholarship was established by Cory and Cari Calhoun and will give first priority to residents of Benton County and Saline County. Second priority will be given to graduates of the Baptist Preparatory School in Little Rock. “It is so encouraging when CBC alumni, and former employees, give back to the College in such a meaningful way,” said President Kimbrow. “I am so thankful to Cory and Cari for sharing God’s blessings in their lives with CBC.” Cory and Cari (O’Dell) Calhoun are both Central Baptist College alumni who were raised in Bryant (Saline County), and Cari graduated from Baptist Prep. Cory received his Associates degree in General Education and then transferred to UCA where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics before returning to CBC to serve as the Director of Admissions. Cari received her Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Counseling and then went on to UCA and earned her Master’s degree in School Psychology. Cory and Cari currently reside in Rogers with their children Lincoln and Emery. Cory is the Senior Manufacturing Recruiter at Management Recruiters of Rogers. Cari is a School Psychologist with Bentonville Schools. Cory and Cari hope that by establishing this endowed

scholarship fund, it encourages others to support scholarships at Central Baptist College. Central Baptist College has over 70 endowed scholarships representing over $3.6 million in contributions. Endowed scholarships serve as a lasting tribute, as contributions are placed in the permanent endowment and only a portion of the interest is awarded as scholarships. Endowed scholarships are awarded by vote of the CBC Scholarship Committee, taking into account the qualifications and eligibility of the applicants as detailed in the scholarship agreement. Additional contributions to the Calhoun Endowed Scholarship fund can be sent to Central Baptist College, 1501 College Avenue, Conway, AR 72034. Checks should be made payable to Central Baptist College with “Calhoun Endowed Scholarship” indicated on the memo line. Gifts can also be made online at www.cbc.edu/endowed. Include “Calhoun Endowed Scholarship” in the comments box on the online donation form. For questions or need additional information please contact Sancy Faulk, Vice President for Advancement, at 501.205.8799 or sfaulk@cbc.edu.

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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.

Vibradermabrasion | $135 (70 min)

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

Hydrodermabrasion | $175 (75 min)

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

Angela Jackson | Studio Skin 1315 North Street | Conway

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Trusting God with All Your Heart

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What does trusting God look like in the midst of your daily life? The simple answer to the question is found in the concept of confidence. When we are confident in God and His ability and willingness to care for us, we trust Him. BY ANDREA LENNON

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ur heart is a prized possession. Sometimes we go to great lengths to make sure our heart is not hurt by the people around us or the circumstances we face. King David knew what it was like to be mistreated by others and to face challenging circumstances. He also knew what it was like to turn to God and cry out for help. Psalm 28:6-7 states, “Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.” (NIV) Have you ever wondered how you can trust God with all of your heart? I mean really trust God! What does trusting God look like in the midst of your daily life? The simple answer to the question is found in the concept of confidence. When we are confident in God and His ability and willingness to care for us, we trust Him. In order to have confidence in God, we must recognize and accept God’s character, ability, strength, and truth.

• The character of God describes who God is! The Bible teaches that God is our creator, sustainer, provider, and protector. Psalm 100:3 speaks of the character of God. “Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people the sheep of his pasture.”

• The ability of God describes what God can do! God’s power is limitless. Nothing is too difficult for Him! When we are facing hardships it is important to remember the words recorded in Psalm 68:19. “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” Aren’t you glad that God is willing to daily bear your burden? This means that whatever hardship is going on in your life, God wants to bear it on your behalf. • The strength of God describes how God works! “O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.” (Isaiah 25:1) How does God work in our lives? He works in perfect faithfulness! This means that God does not make a mistake. He is never late. He is always right on time. It is not possible for Him to forget about us or the situation we face. • The truth of God describes God’s pure intentions towards us! We must know and believe that God is with us and that God is for us. God has no hidden agenda when it comes to our lives. He loves us and has a plan for us. “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion

on all he has made. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.” (Psalm 145:8-9.) As you think about your heart, think about your level of trust in God. You can know that God provides a place for you to experience unconditional love and unwavering acceptance especially during times of trouble. If you long to trust God more, focus on the verses listed above. Ask God to show you His character, ability, strength, and truth. As you do, you will fuel an understanding in your heart and mind allowing you to place your daily confidence in Him. The result of this confidence will be tangible in your life. Instead of pulling back from God, you will find yourself running to God. When this occurs, you will experience the very meaning of trusting God with all of your heart. Your life will become a picture of Isaiah 32:17, “The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.” Is trusting God hard for you? If so, I invite you to download my free eBook Trusting God with Anything and Everything. Access it online today at www.AndreaLennonMinistry.org!

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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Jeremy, Elaine, Cody (not pictured), Tigist and Caleb Holmes Where are you from? Jeremy, Conway AR Elaine, Salt Lake City, UT

Where do you work? Jeremy is CFO of Fureigh, Inc. Elaine is Owner/Stylist of Studio 1030 Salon.

What schools do your children attend? All three children attended Greenbrier Public Schools. Cody (not pictured) graduated in 2015. Caleb & Tig are seniors this year.

How did you two meet? We grew up in the same neighborhood. Became High School sweethearts and have been married now for 26 years

How long have you lived in Faulkner County? Jeremy for 44 years Elaine for 34 years PHOTOS BY BRANDY STRAIN-DAYER

Describe parenting in one sentence. The most important, hardest and most rewarding work you will ever do!

When you get a date night where do you go? We like to mix it up to a few places in Conway. A few of our favorites are Walk Ons, Pasta Grill, Mike’s Place, Los 3 Potrillos.

When you shop local (for fun) what stores are always on your list? Jeremy, Bell & Sward, Conway Farm & Home, Toad Suck Gun Shop Elaine, all the downtown boutiques in Conway. In Greenbrier I like Southern Savvy, and Lacey Smith just opened a

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small shop in my salon called Studio 1030 Boutique that has the cutest clothes and accessories.

for Central Baptist College next year. Caleb was an all-conference football player for Greenbrier. The guys play golf all the time. We all stay active.

What are your favorite things to do as a family? We spend our summers What is a favorite inspiration at the lake and make it a priority to be quote/scripture that is important in your family? “Jesus replied, “The together as much as possible. What activities are your children involved in? Our kids enjoy the outdoors and each played sports in school. Cody played baseball for Greenbrier and in college. Tigist plays soccer for Greenbrier and will play

most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only LORD. And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love

your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”” —Mark 12:29-31 NLT

What do you love most about living in this community? We have enjoyed watching our children grow up in the Faulkner County community. We are blessed to have grandparents and other family members who also live in our community. We have made lasting friendships and have many memories that we will have forever. We will always consider the Faulkner County area our home.

When asked about their favorite things to do as a family, Elaine responded, We spend our summers at the lake and make it a priority to be together as much as possible.

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