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features 18 Green for Green When Charles “Chick” Evans established a scholarship for caddies, he laid the groundwork for educational opportunities for nearly 10,000 students, including several Arkansans.

22 The Heart of the Matter Organ donation in Arkansas has doubled under Boyd Ward’s tenure at ARORA. Read more about his life-saving mission.

26 Continuing the Legacy This year, the Art Porter Music Education Foundation will award its first scholarship since its revival. Meet the recipient, and get details for this year’s A Work of Art.

47 Get Healthy Our Guide to Good Health includes tips on what to — and not to — eat, weight loss stories, how martial arts and massage work wonders and helpful fitness apps.

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Editor’s Letter Reaction / What’s Happening Agenda SKINsights by Sheryl Final Thoughts

interests My Opinion Whether You Like It or Not Art Scene: ‘Summer of Cloar’ Tales From The South Murder Mystery: Danick Adams

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interests n TAL E S F R O M T HE SO U TH

Mermaids, Jellyfish & oncoming Traffic:

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really don’t remember much about the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans … except for the enormous topless mermaids gracing the entranceway as I stood in line with my dad and eight more of my sweating family members, but for a 9-year-old boy, I guess that is all you really need. It was the first leg of our family road trip that summer; it started with my immediate family leaving Malvern, Ark., in the middle of the night to meet up with other family members in Pine Bluff. There were 10 of us: my evangelist father, my mother, my 6-year-old brother Brandon; my aunt and stick-in-the mud uncle (by marriage); my denim cut-off jean-shortswearing uncle and his 7-year-old daughter; my grandmother; and my mom’s youngest sister. We all crammed into two cars: a maroon station wagon with gold and white stripes and a light blue Ford LTD. Luckily, for our safety and wellbeing, short shorts, mesh tank tops and half-shirts were popular back then. What today would certainly be really bad fashion was actually a lifesaver in the sticky summer of New Orleans as we filed into the World’s Fair. The image of the mermaids stayed with me long after driving out of New Orleans. I remember little else until we stood on the beach in Biloxi, Mississippi. The disgustingly-brown Gulf of Mexico waves hardly lapped, and I think there was even a bit of a stench. Seeing as how not many people were swimming in the Gulf, the adults decided we’d take a boat ride out to Ship Island, an incredible island that was once an old fort during the 19th century. As our boat to Ship Island took us farther and farther from the Mississippi coast, we became surrounded by beautiful, pristine water, as if we were taking a ferry out of a fecal bath and landing in the Caribbean. We docked, set up on 34 . JUly 2013

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the soft, white sand and jumped into the water. I did notice the adults were freaking out over these ugly, transparent landmines they called jellyfish that littered the luscious shoreline, but I had no time for such worries. Then, when we were nearly finished with our fabulous swimming excursion, my brother Brandon took a full-blown hit to the torso. You would have

thought it was the end of the world. Family members thrashed through the water. Adults screamed. Children cried. People gathered to witness the carnage. The horror! Oh, the horror! The absolute terror of what turned out to be a small child being grazed by a jellyfish. The Jellyfish Massacre took a close second to the Topless Mermaids, and we moved on eastward. Next stop was Mobile, Ala., and the USS Alabama Battleship. Now, I am a little fuzzy on the details of what exactly happened next. Maybe it was the distraction of the squelch from the CB or maybe it was the sheer splendor that is known as Mobile, but whatever it was, it distracted my father. We were separated from the other car in our caravan. My father knew we were supposed to go through a tunnel to get to the battleship, so we were all relieved when we saw the curve leading into the tunnel. Resting assured that we were on the right track, I noticed the brilliant lights of the tunnel that was about to engulf us in its illumination. Then, I noticed the headlights. As we were nearly through the curve leading into the tunnel — in the wrong direction — my uncle shouted, which jarred my father out of his trance, thus caused him to swerve into the correct lane and avoid a head-on collision. We sat in silence as my Uncle Denim’s swear — a word that sounds very similar to what we were on our way to see — echoed throughout the cavernous station wagon. Topless mermaids, a jellyfish massacre and now the tunnel of death ... what could possibly be next? It didn’t take long to find out. After the USS Alabama, we headed to our final destination, Pensacola, Florida. My Uncle Stick-in the-Mud was a bit of what most people consider to be a jerk. My dad had gone snorkeling on the other side of the sparkling white sand dunes with my Uncle Denim whilst my brother and I chased seagulls and picked up


shells. After I had not seen my dad for a while, I became alarmed that something bad might have happened. I panicked. I found Uncle Stick-in-the-Mud, who matter-of-factly told me that my dad was stung by an electric eel and had died. What? Surely I heard him wrong, so I asked again. “Yep, he was killed by an electric eel,” repeated Uncle Stick-in-the-Mud, as he laughed. Having witnessed the sheer devastation of a jellyfish sting just a few days

prior, I could only imagine stumbling upon the charred remains of my father. I ran around the beach with tears flowing from my face while the wind spackled the powdery sand onto my boney cheeks. Instead of concealing my emotions, the mixture of tears, sand and snot gave me the appearance of a tusked creature grieving for the loss of its father. I then saw my father emerge atop a sand dune, uncharred and very much alive. I ran to him and wrapped my frail, lanky frame

Paula Morell and Jill Conner Browne As an official sponsor, along with Argenta Arts Foundation, of "Tales from the South," a radio program taped each Tuesday at Starving Artist Café in North Little Rock, Ark., featuring southerners telling their own true stories, AY brings you this monthly feature of highlights from "Tales from the South." The program is broadcast Thursdays at 7 p.m. on KUAR (FM89.1) in central Arkansas. You can find it streaming online at kuar.org; or listen along with 140 million European listeners on World Radio Network Sundays at 9 a.m. at wrn.org. For more information, log onto talesfromthesouth.com.

around his legs. I could not have been happier to see him. Slobber, sand and pure emotion stuck to the limbs of the man who had stood with me in the shadow of giant, topless mermaids, splashed through the Gulf to save my brother from certain jellyfish slaughter and nearly driven me to my death a few days earlier, but for me, it was a very magical moment in the summer of 1984. And though I didn’t know it then, it would be one of several I would never forget.

Phillip Taylor

Phillip Taylor is a writer, musician and teacher originally from Malvern, Arkansas. He currently resides in Fukuoka, Japan, where he teaches English and writes about his experiences in his blog wonderandwanderjapan.blogspot.com.

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LANDON SHOCKEY: GUEST ROOM Landon Shockey, interior designer, founded his company The Gilded Stag early last year. Shockey’s love for classic British furnishings combined with his eye for color and attention to detail, honed while working with some of the most-recognized names in design, promise a long, successful career.

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his month, we highlight Shockey’s guest bedroom, a room built around an antique bed, which dates back to the 1890s and was given to him by his grandparents. He chose blue and its color opposite, orange, to accent the room, mixing solid furniture with accent pieces with great lines and silhouettes, lacquer finishings and expensive and bargain items as well as old and new to create synergy in the room.

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Be certain your guest bedroom is a place of comfort for your guests. Always use quality bedding — purchase the best you can afford. No one wants to sleep on scratchy or uncomfortable sheets. AESTHETICS

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WALL DECOR: Giclee Print by The Pink Pagoda

MIRROR: Folly Mirror by The Gilded Stag Lighting: Gilded Wood Pagoda Lamp

When selecting furnishings for your home, use time-honored pieces, whether antiques you recently purchased, pieces you’ve inherited from family members or new finds. Don’t be afraid to mix vintage styles with more modern items. And shop around — estate sales and online stores can be veritable treasure troves. HOSPITALITY

Attend to your guests’ tastes and preferences. Notice the pillows — they range in degree of firmness, so my guests can take their pick. I’ve also stocked a shelf in the closet with water and an assortment of gourmet snacks. COMFORT

BEDSIDE TABLE: Chinoiserie-style bedside table

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PILLOW: Handpainted trellispattern throw pillow

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Create a place for reading and relaxing, like this wingback chair, and remember to include bedside lamps as an alternative to overhead lighting.

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Fighting the Good Fight: Three Journeys in Weight Loss

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t’s not an easy fight, but it’s a battle worth winning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 66 percent of adult Arkansans are overweight, with a body mass index, or BMI, of 25 or greater, and nearly 40 percent fall into the obese category, with a BMI of 30 or greater. Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States and significantly increases a person’s risk for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, several cancers, stroke and osteoarthritis, to name a few. These Arkansans aren’t just fighting the weight-loss battle, they’re winning it. While each path taken may differ, each goal is the same: to live a healthier life.

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irgil Miller’s weight-loss journey started with a Facebook post on March 3, 2011: “Got up at 4 this morning, started walking at 5. Did three miles. My goal is to walk five miles per day. I have to do this for my mind, my body and spirit and my heart. I need your encouragement, my Facebook family.” By the end of the day he had 44 “likes” and 30 comments. “I had literally hundreds of people following my posts every day,” the now 60-year-old Miller said. “I had people walk up to me and say, ‘I read your post. Keep up the good work.’” A former track runner for Arkansas Tech University, Miller was in great shape most of his life. It wasn’t until he saw a photo of himself in AY Magazine in 2010 that he knew he had a problem. “You don’t gain weight overnight,” he said. “It sort of creeps up on you over the years.” So Miller posted on Facebook and hit the road walking. And he walked … and walked. He walked for 268 days consecutively, regardless of the weather. For more than 200 days, he walked eight miles each morning. He walked all the way down to 198 pounds. “The hard part was continuing to walk every morning,” Miller said. “But then I got into a groove and I actually looked forward to it. Once the weight started coming off, it was pretty exciting.” Through it all, Miller posted on Facebook; he calls it his “walking partner.” He also began practicing portion control, claiming “I wanted to eat what I wanted to eat. I just ate less.” As he walked, he also gained a lot of attention. Word spread, and soon everyone was talking about Miller’s Facebook walking plan. He was interviewed for print and on the radio, featured by the Minority Health Commission and gave what his daughter calls “his testimony” at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. But that was never his intention. “I wanted to be healthy, and I wanted to have less stress,” he said. “That’s really why I started. I’m not jogging anywhere. I’m not running anywhere. I’m just walking, and that’s what works for me. That’s my story. That’s my journey.”

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Most of us spend too much time leisurely basking in the glow of our smart phone. Thankfully, app designers have devised ways to use our lethargyinducing technology obsessions as springboards for fitness success. Here’s a rundown of our favorite apps that will motivate you to get off the couch and back into those skinny jeans.

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This app pulls us off the couch by our heartstrings. All you have to do is open the app, choose a charity, press start and pick up the pace. Bikers earn 10¢ a mile, and walkers and runners earn 25¢ a mile, up to Charity Miles’ initial $1,000,000 sponsorship pool.l.

Too many people set unrealistic expectations from the start. Extreme diets don’t work. You can’t sustain that kind of deprivation over the long haul, and you’re setting yourself up for failure. For sustained weight loss, you need a diet and exercise plan that you can maintain. It starts with setting realistic goals. Check with your doctor first, but for most people, losing one to two pounds weekly makes sense.

Men’s Fitness calls this the “mother of all fitness apps.” It has more than 200 workouts and the intelligence to select the best session to suit your needs. It also comes with more than 2,000 images and videos, five timers, tracking capabilities and calculators.

How should I get started and pick the right plan?

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Cost: $9.99 iFitness iFitness offers more than 230 exercises that target specific body parts and muscle groups as well as 100 instructional videos. You can customize and edit a routine or use one of 12 routines created by fitness experts. Log your workouts and weight loss as you go. Cost: $1.99 Fooducate Use this app to scan the barcode and reveal what’s really inside your food. Fooducate makes it easier to make good snacking decisions by scaring us away from unhealthy treats and steering us toward better options. Cost: Free C25k

Instead of starving yourself or risking injury by over-exercising, focus on being active throughout the day. Park your car farther away from your destination; take the stairs; make social plans within walking distance from home or work — every step adds up. When deciding on a diet plan, do your research. [Choose a plan that is convenient and that fits your lifestyle.] How can I eat healthy when I’m so busy I don’t have time to cook?

Planning ahead is a must if you’re going to avoid temptation. Spend some time on Sunday evening preparing simple, healthy meals for the week. Keep staple ingredients like fruits, vegetables, Greek yogurt, beans and whole grains like oats and quinoa at home at all times. What tips or tools should I use to keep myself on-track and motivated?

I’m a big fan of using technology to stay fit. I like mobile apps, which help track calories and exercise. They take the guesswork out of losing and make it more fun because you can get instant support. I hate to exercise, and gyms are too expensive. What can I do?

C25K is short for “Couch to 5K,” and that’s exactly where this app means to take you via its nine-week regimen. C25K guides you through three 30- to 40-minute sessions weekly, steadily helping you improve your endurance.

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he Nursing & Rehabilitation programs at Good Shepherd offer many regularly planned activities designed to meet the physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional needs of each resident. We welcome you to stop by and visit with one of our qualified staff members who will assist you with obtaining information to meet your loved one’s needs and concerns. Nursing & Rehabilitation at Good Shepherd offers a welcoming environment for visiting friends and family as well. Large visiting areas are available indoors and out with comfortable sitting rooms, patios and gazebo areas

and more. Continental breakfast and restuarant style dining are offered in the relaxed and cheerful atmosphere of one of our three spacious dining rooms. Our Rehabilitation Team offers Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Amenities Provided: State-Of-The-Art Rehab Suites Visiting Areas with a cozy atmosphere. Experience Rehab in a whole new way. Financial Considerations

Contact Us Today! Lynette Beard, Administrator 501-217-9774 Fax: 501-217-9781

We Accept: Medicaid, Medicare, Private Pay.

Experience Rehab in a whole new way... Nursing & Rehabilitation at Good Shepherd is a skilled Arkansas Facility licensed by the state for 120 beds. Certified by Medicare and Medicaid and dually certified for long term care and short term rehabilitation stays this facility offers: • • • • • • •

Daily housekeeping and laundry services Beauty/barber shop on site Physicians visits Spacious climate controlled rooms Cable television 1 courtyard, secured and therapeutic Transportation

The amenities of a luxury hotel The best in clinical care The Comfort of Home NursiNg & rehabilitatioN at

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Robinson

NursiNg Home

t Ro b i n s o n N u r s i n g a n d Rehabilitation Center we offer a home away from home for your loved one. Our tagline, “where your loved one becomes our loved one,� is so true for our facility. Robinson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a licensed, 110-bed, skilled nursing facility, conveniently located in North Little Rock. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and private pay residents. Come see our newlyremodeled facility offering three spacious dining rooms, a secured observation unit, separate Rehab entrance, and a spacious therapy

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department where our licensed therapists specialize in training acute rehab residents giving them the skills they need to return to the community.

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Fresh Seafood, Casual Dining and Excellent Service! Introducing Chef Alex Guzman, Head Sushi Chef

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Visit aymag.com to view this month’s video tips on making summer salads.

COOKING WITH

SU PERFOODS By Faith Anaya / photography by Cindy Momchilov

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Edamame Salad and Spinach Salad with Nectarines, Blueberries and Lime Balsamic Vinaigrette


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"...maintaining good health is largely a function of the quality of those calories."

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hile weight loss is largely a function of “calories-in, calories-out,” maintaining good health is largely a function of the quality of those calories. Here are some ideas for getting “superfoods,” foods that contain quality, nutrient-dense calories, into your life in a tasty way. Each of the salads combines flavors and textures in a “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts” way. The spinach quesadillas and the black bean hummus make easy sitting-on-the-deck snacks with a glass of wine. Kids love the cinnamon blueberry toast, and because it is easy to prepare, they can help. Here’s to healthy, tasty eating.

Kale Avocado Salad yIELD: four to six servings

• 2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil leaves

to taste with freshly-ground pepper. Pour over the

• 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil

greens, and toss gently. Serve immediately.

• Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste Adapted from 12 Best Foods Cookbook by Dana Jacobi

• 1 bunch kale • 1 orange, peeled and sliced, juice reserved • 1 fennel bulb, fronds removed • 2 ripe avocados • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice

Cook the edamame according to package directions, either on the stovetop or in the microwave. Drain and run under cold water to cool. Put the cooled edamame into a medium bowl, and add the remaining ingredients. Gently stir to combine. Serve chilled.

• 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil

Adapted from Fresh Market

Wash and dry the kale; strip the leaves from the stems and shred into bite-sized pieces. Discard the stems or use for compost. Put the kale in a large bowl, and add the orange pieces and reserved juice. Slice the fennel and add to the kale orange mixture. Halve the first avocado and remove the pit. Cut each half with a checkerboard pattern, then scoop out and toss with the kale. Halve the second avocado, scoop into a separate bowl and mash gently. Add the mustard, lemon juice and oil, and combine until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding a pinch of salt and a bit of fresh black pepper, if desired. Add the avocado dressing to the kale, and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Spinach Salad with Nectarines, Blueberries and Lime Balsamic Vinaigrette

Edamame Salad yIELD: four Servings

• 1 12-ounce bag frozen edamame • ½ cup dried cranberries • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

yIELD: four SERVINGS

Spinach Cheese Quesadilla yIELD: four SERVINGS

• 4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas • ½ cup crumbled Feta cheese • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese • 2 cups fresh baby spinach • 1 green onion, minced, optional • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

• 4 cups or 4 ounces baby spinach

• Black pepper, to taste

• ¼ cup fresh mint leaves

• 1 teaspoon canola oil

• 1 nectarine, halved, pitted and thinly sliced • ½ cup fresh blueberries

Place cheese, spinach and green onion on two of the

• Juice of half lime

tortillas. Sprinkle with lemon juice and pepper.

• 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Top with remaining two tortillas, and press firmly.

• 1 teaspoon chopped shallot

Heat a non-stick pan or grill over medium-high heat;

• Pinch salt

brush with canola oil.

• 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil

Cook each quesadilla until warmed through and

Put the spinach into a salad bowl. Finely shred the mint leaves, and sprinkle them over the spinach. Toss in the nectarine and blueberries. To make the dressing, combine the lime juice, vinegar, shallot and salt in a measuring cup or small bowl. Whisk in the olive oil. Season the dressing

golden, turning once, about two to three minutes on each side. Cut into wedges and serve. Adapted from Cook Smart, Eat Smart, North Carolina State University aymag.com . 81


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