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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
PUBLISHERS / OWNERS
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FEATURE / FOOD WRITER / COPY EDITOR
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Welcome to Faulkner Lifestyle!
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 Strain-
Dayer and Lori Quinn have more than 15 years of invaluable
experience in the magazine, marketing, and advertising
industry that they lend to this publication.
on the cover
Leo took off two months at the beginning of the COVID crisis
and was a big help outside. We repotted and straightened our
huge sago palms. Some are almost like family, as we bought
our first two at Plant Outlet 20 years ago.
6 faulkner lifestyle | august/september 2020
BY: JENNIFER STANLEY
PHOTOS BY BRANDY STRAIN-DAYER
Lynne and Leo Crafton have
created an oasis in the backyard
of their Centennial Valley home.
Their home was built by Leo’s
brother, Hal Crafton, in 2005. Jerrell’s
Pool and Supplies installed the pool
at that time. “Over the years I’ve
changed much of the landscaping. It is
a labor of love as I’ve always enjoyed
working outdoors. I do it all myself,
and my goal now is to make it much
less labor intensive!” says Lynne.
The extra time necessitated by the
pandemic motivated Lynne and Leo
to update their backyard. “Leo took
off two months at the beginning of
the COVID crisis and was a big help
outside. We repotted and straightened
our huge sago palms. Some are almost
like family, as we bought our first
two at Plant Outlet 20 years ago. We
now have eight large ones, some of
which I harvested as baby sprouts that
grew off of the base of the palm and
have grown into beautiful palms. We
have to move them to the garage each
winter, which is getting a bit out of
hand,” laughs Lynne. “It’s about time
for some of them to go to new homes!”
In addition to her beloved palms,
Lynne has planted several varieties for
use in floral designs for wedding receptions,
such as olive trees, hydrangeas,
pittosporum, and peonies. “I use a lot
of evergreen plants in containers, as
they can stay out year-round.” The
majority of the flowers, shrubs, and
containers were purchased at Plant
Outlet, Lumber One in Mayflower,
and Haynes Ace Hardware.
Other recent changes include
updated exterior paint, done by Chuy
Mendez with Chuy’s Painting LLC
went from a darker taupe to a bright
off-white. I have always been a fan of
classic black and white, and the new
color inspired me to update some of
the outdoor decor.”
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Meet Eduard Millan. Eduard is a CBC graduate
from Spain and has made Conway his home with
his wife, Miah. He is key to First Community Bank’s
efforts to serve everyone, no matter what language
is spoken, or how much help is needed. He goes
above and beyond to make banking with us as easy
as possible. Call or drop by and let Eduard show you
what it looks like when a bank puts the community first.
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The Craftons added new umbrellas,
chair cushions, and outdoor rugs to
complement their new paint color.
“I gave a fresh coat of paint to our
outdoor containers and repurposed
some vintage tables to use on the
back porch,” adds Lynne. The outdoor
wrought iron furniture was purchased
“years ago at Hambuchen’s,” says
Lynne, and the updated light fixture
on the back porch is from Hambuchen
Lighting. The cushions and
pillows are from At Home (in Little
Rock) and Target.
As Lynne and Leo’s ingenuity proves,
adding some new touches and
sprucing up some previously owned
items can result in a refreshing,
updated backyard haven.
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I really love helping patients
correct their feet, which are the
foundation, and seeing that change
their life by avoiding knee surgery
and hip replacement. I enjoy giving
them mobility back and helping
them work without pain.
—Dr. Amanda Bledsoe
Dr. Amanda Bledsoe
Loving Patients Like Family
PHOTO BY BRANDY STRAIN-DAYER
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BY JENNIFER STANLEY
PHOTOS BY BRANDY STRAIN-DAYER
Dr. Amanda Bledsoe, owner of
Bledsoe Chiropractic, is here to
help Faulkner County be, and stay,
well. Amanda established her practice
in December 2017. Her family includes
husband Adam, who recently retired
from THV 11; daughter Audrey, 12; and
son Hunter, eight. They have two dogs,
Bo and Ruby, and a cat named Pickles.
Bledsoe Chiropractic offers standard
chiropractic care along with massage
therapy, posture and balance rehab, laser
therapy, kinesiotaping, custom orthotics,
manual adjusting, and instrument
adjusting. Dr. Caitlin Haley Corona is
also part of the Bledsoe family. “We have
a fantastic team, including four licensed
massage therapists and a complete team
of loving hearts and hands ready to
serve,” says Amanda.
Amanda is a graduate of Cleveland
Chiropractic College in Kansas City and
has a Bachelor of Science in Biology
from the University of Central Arkansas.
The practice most commonly treats
conditions such as, “Lower back pain
and radiating lower extremity pain (knee,
hip, feet) brings in 75 percent or more
of our patients. The neck keeps them
coming because it’s easily ignored but
bears more chronic stresses. We help
people with sinuses, allergies, dizziness/
vertigo, ear pain, TMJ pain, and are feet
specialists,” she says.
Bledsoe Chiropractic largely sets itself
apart through its interactions with
patients. “We love our patients like
family. We go above and beyond and
offer more bang for your buck than other
chiropractors, while also being generous
and affordable,” says Amanda.
“I really love helping patients correct
their feet, which are the foundation, and
seeing that change their life by avoiding
knee surgery and hip replacement. I
enjoy giving them mobility back and
helping them work without pain.
Most of all, I love seeing them enjoy
life - traveling, grandkids, gardening.
My associate, Caitlin, is amazing with
pregnant moms and babies. We hear
stories of better-sleeping babies and
breech babies turning in the womb to
make pregnancy smoother and labor
better, resulting in happy, healthy babies.
We hear stories of hope and healing
daily, which is the best part of our jobs!”
As for the future of Bledsoe Chiropractic,
Amanda and company plan to continue
offering the best care with the latest technology.
“We want to offer hope through
healing to more patients. We also want
to mentor new chiropractors and bring
them from school to our beautiful
Downtown Conway clinic. We strive to
support our community more each year,
finding new partner organizations to
help and creating jobs for amazing team
members to impact lives in and out of
our clinic with loving service.”
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Allison Wilson, APN
Hendrix College open
medical clinic in the village
Conway Regional Health System
has opened a family medical clinic
with expanded hours that is accessible
to the Hendrix College community,
as well as the public. A partnership of
Conway Regional and Hendrix College,
the clinic officially opened on July 6.
“The partnership with Hendrix College
is another innovative way that Conway
Regional is keeping its promise to provide
high-quality, compassionate care to the
community,” said Matt Troup, President
and CEO of Conway Regional Health
System. “Partnerships are what make our
community successful and organization
stronger. As a community-based hospital,
the partnership with Hendrix College
supports our mission, and we look
forward to serving the students and our
community through this new clinic.”
Conway Regional Hendrix Medical
Clinic provides primary care to Hendrix
students, faculty, and staff and is taking
appointments, as well as walk-ins, from
“We are excited about the opening of
the new clinic, and we are grateful to
Conway Regional for their partnership
on this critical and timely project,” said
Hendrix President Ellis Arnold. “The
new clinic will offer a higher level of
care and service for our students and
employees and will serve the health
and wellness needs of our campus and
the community for years to come.”
Previously Hendrix offered health services
to students only. “I am excited about
being able to provide expanded services
to include our faculty, students, staff, and
the community. The new clinic will allow
our faculty and staff to be able to receive
care on campus,” said Necie Reed, one
of the advanced practice nurses who is
providing care at the clinic. “In the past
we have only been able to offer health
and wellness services to the students.”
Reed served as director of student
health at Hendrix since 2008 before
joining Conway Regional. Prior to that,
she was an advanced practice registered
Necie Reed, APN
nurse with Mayflower Medical Clinic
for six years. She holds a master’s
degree in nursing from the University
of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Reed and Alison Wilson, an advanced
practice registered nurse, are currently
accepting telemedicine as well as
in-person appointments. Wilson also
holds a master’s degree from UAMS
and worked there as a register nurse
prior to becoming a nurse practitioner.
Katie Deacon, APRN, and Samantha
Primm, APRN, are expected to join the
medical staff in September. Located at
1700 Altus St., the site of the former
Hendrix College Bookstore, the
spacious office building has four exam
rooms, x-ray and laboratory services,
and a procedure room, as well as offices
and work areas for the staff.
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PHOTOS BY BRANDY STRAIN-DAYER
Dream Dining Room
We extended the area, and it’s now our dining room
with lots of windows. It’s most beautiful in the morning
when the sun shines through.
” —Angel Duncan faulknerlifestyle.com 21
Angel Duncan of Mayflower
created a beautiful dining room
in the space that formerly
served as the family’s sun room.
The Duncan family purchased their
home in 2002 and have embarked
on its full remodel in phases. “We are
working on what we consider phase
three of our remodel and hope to be
done with the finishing touches this
year,” shares Angel.
The home’s proximity to the
interstate drew them in, as well as
its surrounding land. “We live down
a one-lane road, we have nine acres,
and we are about a minute from the
interstate,” she says. “We definitely
love the space and solitude, but we
also love the easy access and sevenminute
drive to Conway. It’s been a
process and a labor of love working on
our house all these years.”
The most recent remodel is to the
family’s dining room, which was
previously the sun room. “We
extended the area, and it’s now our
dining room with lots of windows. It’s
most beautiful in the morning when
the sun shines through,” says Angel.
Angel designed the space, saying, “I
knew what I wanted, and it did take
me a hot minute to find my table
and chairs, but it all came together
at the right time. I knew I wanted a
very relaxed, inviting space. I wanted
every chair to be comfortable for every
person that sat at the table, just in case
we decided to sit and visit for a while,
which my family loves to do.”
The room has a nautical vibe. Angel
says this is intentional, as her house
“has always had a beachy cottage feel,
but now with a modern twist. We are
still in the process of adding the final
touches.” The light fixture is a wooden
beaded chandelier in turquoise. The
table and chairs are from Cantrell
Furniture Design Center, and the
turquoise armoire came from Nadeau,
both in Little Rock. “They have some
very unique pieces, and the prices
are very reasonable. I love to use this
piece to store seasonal tableware,”
She was particularly drawn to the
table’s modern design. “All the chairs
have a very comfortable feel, and
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the four side chairs have a gorgeous,
round detailed back. They have a
uniqueness I love and definitely bring
the ‘beachy’ feel to the room. The rug
completes the look. The turquoise
theme was a surprise, and not
something I planned, but it’s just what
makes me happy. The room has a
bright and happy feel and is now one
of my favorite rooms in the house.”
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How long have you been in business?
We started in 2018. We started Catering
— then we opened our Food Truck in
June 2019 and we’ve been blessed to
open our first restaurant in June of 2020
Tell us about your specialties: Our most
popular dish is our Cajun Smothered
Shrimp & Grits. We also offer Southern
Fried Catfish Sliders with our homemade
Remoulade Slaw. We also serve our
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Grab It & Go
Smoked Meats & More
278A Hwy 65N, Conway
HOURS: Tues-Sat 11-6;
Owners, Ken & Cassie Patrom
Opened January 2020
What type of food do you serve?
Smoked ribs, brisket, pork loin,
shredded pork, smoked meat loaf,
chicken breast (halves / shredded),
jalapeno sausage links. We also carry
sides. House prepared smoked baked
beans, smoky cream cheese corn and
hash brown casserole. We also carry
mustard potato salad, sour cream and
bacon potato salad and coleslaw. We
also carry Coursey’s smoked bacon,
cheese, turkey, ham and summer
sausage, as well as carrying Petit Jean
What sets you apart from other
restaurants? WE ARE A SMALL
FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS. We
wanted to provide quality smoked
meats to our community. Our meats
and house sides are cooked from start
to finish over open flames. No stoves
or ovens. Our smoked food is the
original authentic way smoked food is
supposed to be.
What was your inspiration for owning
business? I have always had the drive
to own my own business. I’ve said
many times, “I never went to college
but was in the Navy. That helped form
my work ethic—it gave me the mindset
that to fail is not an option.” In 2004
I opened K & C Power Washing and
am still currently running that business
today. In 2016 we purchased a property
storage building property and renamed
it to K & C Storage. This is where Grab
& Go is currently. Smoking meats was
something I loved to do at home, and
for Antioch, our home church.
Our Specials: We offer daily specials.
They all come with a pound of meat
(you pick), two sides and our house
sauce. All food is smoked/cooked,
packaged and ready to eat. We provide
customers with warming instructions.
294 S. Broadview (Hwy 65)
How long in business? 10 years
Just wanted to take a moment to share a
few things about our little Cafe located
in Springhill between Greenbrier and
Conway. In the past couple months I
have gained a lot of new customers.
I named my business after my DAD,
Laddie Pendergraft when an opportunity
opened up to cater for a fracking
company in 2010. Things were fabulous
for awhile. Then the gas field died down
and was no longer booming, so I decided
I would open a Cafe. I jumped right in
with both feet and hoped for the best.
The first 2 years were rough mostly due
to our not so great location. Then out of
the blue I got a call from Maree Coats
asking if I would be interested in renting
the current location I am at now, and
have been at that spot going on 5 years.
We currently make most of our bread
completely by hand until our new
dough mixer comes in. We do not have
a fryer or a microwave in the cafe, and
we cook everything to order. Mac &
Cheese is made to order every time,
along with the Alfredo and Cajun Pasta.
We make the au jus for the French
Dips and use that for making gravy
for the Salisbury Steak made to order.
We hand-cut our salad using Romaine
lettuce, iceburg and spring greens. We
smoke the chicken for the Smoked
Chicken Salad and BBQ Chicken
Sandwich. We have a full menu along
Smoked Chicken Strawberry
Spinach Salad with Homemade
Balsamic Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette
with a daily special. We make all of the
desserts, including cookies, cakes, pies,
creme brulee, etc. We are a very small
cafe with 10 tables and 3 members on
the staff — myself, my aunt and my
mom. Slowly training my 14 year old
son how to do prep work. : }
We always put or best efforts into
making our customer’s experience at
the cafe a good one. The Cafe is like my
second home and the place I express
my passion for making tasty foods
and desserts, and I’m always open to
requests. There are a lot of things I
still want to bring to the Cafe — new
desserts and new specials. I have made
a lot of upgrades the past couple of
months — getting equipment I have
been wanting for a long time to expand
our ability to bring more into the cafe.
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Smokehouse & Grill
258 Hwy 64 E
Conway, AR 72034
What Type of Food do you serve?
Southern Barbecue with a Cajun Flair,
Steaks, Gumbo, Crawfish, Catfish,
Shrimp and more! Stay tuned for
holiday season, you won’t want to miss
out on our Cajun Fried Turkeys!
How long in business? This September
will mark 10 years! We opened our
doors September 2010.
Specialty dishes featured in photos?
At Almost Famous you can expect a
variety of menu items. Featured are a
customer favorite, Gator Tacos with a
side of Boudin Balls. The Boudin Balls
paired with the house-made Raspberry
Chipotle sauce have been a staple at
Almost Famous for 10 years. The Gator
Tacos are a new runner up. Blackened
gator on a bed of spring mix, topped
with housemade pico and Cajun Aioli
wrapped in a flour tortilla. You won’t
find anything else like it.
If Gator is not your thing, try our
smoked, then grilled Badazz Brisket
Burger or one of our Cajun Ribeyes.
Our Ribeye will melt right in your
Do you offer Catering, Curbside
Pickup or Delivery: YES! We cater
events for folks from all over the state.
And even though the restaurant gets the
lion’s share of our time and attention,
we’re still ready and happy to load up
the crew and some tasty eats and head
out to wherever you are. We do corporate
events, sports games, birthday
parties, weddings, food truck parks,
festivals, and can handle just about any
size crowd you can muster.
Our foodtruck — which we nicknamed
“the Beast” — is 28 feet long, and
features a full kitchen and space for
enough food and staff to serve any
event, large or small. We also have a
self-contained, quiet generator installed
inside — no electricity needed, and no
extra noise to disturb your meal!
Give us a call today, and we’ll get your
1200 Harkrider St.
Conway, AR 72032
What kind of food do you serve?
We serve Jumbo Loaded Spuds
When did you open? June 2020.
Where are you located?
Look for the red food trailer on Harkrider
between Hog Pen BBQ and Sonic.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Tell us about your specialties: Our
most popular dish is the Carnivore Spud
— a jumbo spud topped with chicken,
steak, shrimp, bacon, broccoli and
cheese, drizzled with a homemade garlic
butter sauce. We introduced the Pulled
Pork Loaded Spud at the beginning of
July and every Friday for the month of
July that has been the daily special. We
have several Spuds that are yet to be
introduced, but once we do we know
that our customers will love them too!
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1137 Front Street
Historic Downtown Conway
We offer pastries, quiche and breakfast casserole for our early
morning customers. At lunch we serve sandwiches, salads and
soups. Our goal is to make from scratch as much as possible.
When we can’t (or it doesn’t make sense to), we purchase top
quality ingredients. We proudly use only Boar’s Head meats
and cheeses on our sandwiches and salads. All of our soups
are scratch made.
This is PattiCakes 14th year in business. We originally opened
in Russellville in 2006. PattiCakes on Robinson (behind Stoby’s)
opened November 2010. PattiCakes Downtown opened
September 2019. We sold the Russellville location in 2011.
Our menu downtown is designed around top quality items
that can be produced with a quick ticket time. We purchased a
Merry Chef oven, which allows us to offer toasted sandwiches.
We deliberately offer a limited menu for speed of service, and
will alter the menu seasonally. My current favorite sandwich is
The Downtown. Served on a hoagie roll with turkey and ham,
gruyere cheese, herbed mayo and scratch made cranberry relish.
We were delayed opening PattiCakes Downtown because
tearing out all the injustices done to this fabulous old building
over the years kept sending us down different rabbit holes.
When we finally opened, we were just hitting the 2019 holiday
season. We made the decision to open offering very few items
so that our main focus could be getting through the holiday
season at the Robinson Ave bakery. As we got into 2020, I
had several work obligations to take care of before I could
focus 100% on Downtown. And then COVID-19. The bright
spot from COVID has been the outdoor eating area we have
established. It meant moving our loading dock to the alley,
something we had wanted to do for a long time.
The Future: When we were in the planning stages for
PattiCakes Downtown, one of my goals was to offer limited
grocery items for those living close to downtown. We are
adding items daily that will save a trip to the big grocery stores.
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Dizziness is not typically associated
with sinus problems.
There are several physical findings associated
with sinusitis as well. These include
swelling or inflammation in the nasal
cavity, nasal or sinus drainage, or even nasal
polyps. Ear, Nose, and Throat physicians
will commonly use a nasal endoscope to
examine further back in the nasal cavity
and sinuses. Finally, a CT scan can be
ordered to look inside the sinuses and
will usually confirm the diagnosis or help
determine if surgery would be indicated.
How do you treat sinusitis?
The best course of action for acute
sinusitis is “watchful waiting” for the first
10 days. Most symptoms will resolve over
that time, especially if they are from a viral
infection. Medications to control symptoms
include nasal saline, over-the-counter pain
relievers, decongestants, and nasal steroid
sprays. For symptoms extending beyond 10
days, antibiotics with or without steroids
are commonly prescribed.
Chronic sinusitis is treated differently from
acute sinusitis, especially if nasal polyps are
present. This usually includes treatment of
any underlying problem such as allergies or
nasal irritants. Mainstays of therapy include
nasal steroids, antihistamines, and nasal
rinses. Antibiotics or steroids are sometimes
used for worsening symptoms. If symptoms
persist, nasal procedures such as balloon
sinuplasty or sinus surgery can be considered.
These procedures both involve opening the
sinuses, allowing them to drain and ventilate
properly. Whereas medications address the
inflammatory aspect of sinusitis, procedures
address the “plumbing” aspect.
What are Balloon Sinuplasty and
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally-invasive
procedure that dilates or stretches the openings
to the nasal sinuses. Small balloons
are placed in the sinuses and then inflated,
opening the sinuses by fracturing the bone
around the openings to provide lasting
benefits. The balloons are then removed.
Endoscopic sinus surgery also expands the
openings to the sinuses, but does so by
removing bone and soft tissue with forceps
or shavers. This is typically used for more
severe sinus problems or when nasal polyps
are present. Both balloon sinuplasty and
sinus surgery can be performed in the office
setting or operating room. It is important
to remember that neither are not a cure
for sinus problems, but only a tool to help
treat them. It is often necessary to continue
medications afterward to control nasal
inflammation, allergies, or polyps.
Galapagos—Land of Evolution
BY MARY ETTA QUALLS
Hello Faulkner Lifestyle friends,
hope you are all staying safe
and healthy. It’s summertime in
Arkansas and we are in the middle of a
pandemic. The only traveling I’ve done
for the past several months is from the
inside to the outside of my house. So, I
was more than excited about the opportunity
to share my travel experiences
from The Galápagos Islands. I hope you
enjoy the pictures and like me dream of
a day when we can travel again.
We began our journey with a flight from
Houston to Quito, Ecuador. The same
time zone so no jet lag, which was great.
From Quito, we boarded a smaller plane
for our 600 mile flight out to the islands.
We stayed on San Cristobal a couple of
nights to rest while waiting on our boat to
arrive. The only way to see the islands is
by boat, and there are many options available.
However, Galapagos is a national
park, and a marine national park, so very
protected and tourist travel is limited. We
chose our cruise based on diving and also
traveling to Darwin Arch, Darwin and
Wolfe Islands 250 miles out in the open
Pacific Ocean. There were 16 passengers
from all over the world, so it was a very
culturally enlightening trip as well.
Considering the population of the Galapagos
is approximately 25,000 people,
this gives some idea as to how small the
village is. A few restaurants, bars and gift
shops all within walking distance and
on the beautiful water. The Sea Lions
were everywhere and definitely not
afraid or shy of tourists. San Cristobal is
also home to Charles Darwin’s famous
Finches, where the beaks have evolved
over time to adapt to eating the yellow
flowers on the native cactus.
We cruised overnight to North Seymour
Island, where we were able to tour and
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Galápagos Tortoise taking a rest
Iguana resting in the street
Blue Footed Boobie with nestling
Blue Footed Boobie
get up close and personal with Blue
Footed Boobies and Red Breasted Frigate
Birds, Iguanas and Sea Lions just to
name some of the wildlife we saw on
this uninhabited island. The animals here
have no fear of humans because they
have evolved over thousands of years
with little to no contact with humans.
We had to be quiet while we were there
and walk slowly, but we were able to
take some amazing video and photos.
Seeing these animals in their natural
habitat, unchanged for thousands of
years, was definitely a highlight for me.
After our land excursion, we were back
on the boat headed out to open ocean —
destination Darwin Arch. On our overnight
cruise we sailed past Isla Isabella where a
large volcano was erupting into the ocean.
We were miles out to sea, but could still
see the light from the lava flowing into
the ocean. The photos I’ve shared don’t
do justice to just how large and massive
this rock mass is, sticking up in the middle
of the open ocean. This is one place in
the world where the three currents meet,
the Humboldt or Antarctic current, the
Southern Equatorial current, and the
Panamanian current. The weather there on
the equator was temperate — definitely
not a tropical island cruise. Jacques
Cousteau said this was the coldest place on
the equator. However, these large currents
and upwellings of cold and warm currents
bring in large schools of Hammerhead
Sharks and Whale Sharks. Again, the
pictures cannot do justice to the experience
of being in the open ocean, with these
strong currents amongst these fabulous
creatures. Our dive master, a former
Ecuadorian Navy diver said we were seeing
thousands of Hammerhead Sharks during
our multiple dives. This is one experience
I will never forget, and one I will probably
not experience again in my lifetime.
After three days at Darwin Arch, Wolfe
Island and Darwin Islands (no tourists
allowed on the islands), we traveled back
toward the main islands and stopped at
Fernandina Island to do some snorkeling
with Oceanic Iguanas that live on the
green sea grass that grows on the volcanic
rocks. This was the warmest water
because of the active volcanoes that were
bubbling all around. These Iguanas were
large and not afraid of people either, so
some got up close and personal with us.
Baby Sea Lion under water
There were also many Sea Lions with
babies. The baby Sea Lions would swim
up to your scuba mask then veer off
in another direction really fast. They
wanted to play and show out with their
underwater gymnastics. They were so
entertaining, but the big mama Sea Lions
were never far away ensuring their safety.
The next day we arrived on the island of
Santa Cruz and Darwin Station. The Galapagos
Tortoise is famous the world over.
One tortoise (see photo) was from the San
Diego zoo, and we figured out he was
at the zoo when I went there as a child!
The Galapagos brought him back to Santa
Cruz and he is single-handedly responsible
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Large schools of Hammerhead Sharks on a SCUBA dive
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Moving Beyond Regret
For all of us who look back and experience regret over a decision that
we made or an opportunity that we missed, we can learn from the life
of Peter. Jesus was willing and able to bring beauty out of the ashes of
Peter‘s life, and Jesus is willing and able to do the same for us.
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BY ANDREA LENNON
Think about a moment in your
life when you experienced
regret. You said something or
did something that turned out to
be wrong, or maybe you missed an
opportunity to do something right.
Regret — the longer we live the
more likely we are to experience it
in our lives!
The Apostle Peter dealt with his fair
share of regret. He wanted to do the
right things and say the rights things.
Often Peter got it wrong. When Jesus
offered to wash Peter’s feet the reply was
quick and to the point. “No,” said Peter,
“you shall never wash my feet.” (John
13:8, New International Version) Jesus
replied, “Unless I wash you, you have no
part with me.” (John 13:8) “’Then, Lord,”
Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet
but my hands and head as well.”
After the foot washing experience and
prior to the cross, Peter denied knowing
Jesus. The denial was clear. Peter
communicated, not once, not twice,
but three times that he did not know or
follow Jesus. The moment Jesus looked
at Peter following the denials was full
of pain. Scripture states that Peter wept
bitterly. (Matthew 26:74) Certainly, Peter
experienced regret because of his actions
and missed opportunities.
I am thankful that Peter’s story did not
end at the foot washing incident or at
the cross for that matter. Jesus did not
give up on Peter!
After Jesus’ resurrection from the grave
and before His ascension to heaven,
Jesus met Peter on the water’s edge and
cooked breakfast for him. Jesus asked a
tough question. Three times Jesus asked,
“Peter, do you truly love me?” Each time,
Peter gave an honest reply. “Lord, you
know that I love you.” (John 21:16) In
response, Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”
I love the message that Jesus conveyed
to Peter. It was a message of hope
and restoration. Jesus was letting
Peter know that his life and ministry
were not over. God still had a plan for
Peter’s life. Because of that, Peter could
look ahead, not behind.
In the book of Acts, after Jesus went
back to heaven, we see a changed Peter
who had learned from his mistakes.
Peter no longer lived for himself. Most
importantly, Peter was empowered by the
Holy Spirit. By God’s grace, Peter moved
beyond regret and lived the full, free,
abundant life God had for him. Check
out the book of Acts for the rest of the
story. Be sure and read Acts 15. We don’t
hear a lot about the Jerusalem Council,
but it was an important moment in the
development of the early church. You will
be encouraged to see who is there leading
the way. That’s right — Peter!
For all of us who look back and experience
regret over a decision that we
made or an opportunity that we missed,
we can learn from the life of Peter. Jesus
was willing and able to bring beauty out
of the ashes of Peter’s life, and Jesus is
willing and able to do the same for us.
He does not toss us to the side when
we make a mistake. He graciously
shows us that we can move beyond
regret and embrace God’s good plan.
No matter what you have done, today
can be a new day for you. God’s grace,
love, and forgiveness are available. How
about bowing your head, confessing
your sin, and watching Jesus wash away
your regret? One thing is certain, He will
replace the regret with an incredible life
lesson that will be part of your journey.
Along with that life lesson will come an
incredible sense of peace and purpose.
Right now, you can move beyond regret
and experience the love and grace of
God as He reminds you that He still has
a plan for your life!
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2020 Conway Kids Triathlon
The Conway Kids Triathlon was
set to celebrate its 23rd year on
August 8, 2020 at Hendrix College.
This annual tradition where kids and
families come together to swim, bike
and run might be the longest running
athletic event in Faulkner County! The
event emphasizes health, self-esteem,
families working together and fun in a
safe setting. Every year the Kids Tri board
and an army of local volunteers who are
dedicated to making this a premier event
where hundreds of kids toe the starting
line, splash into the pool, transition to the
bike ride, finish with a run and return to
school the following week as a triathlete.
Expanded the Reach to Include
Three years ago the event worked
with Community Connections (www.
communityconnectionsar.org) to add a
division for kids with special needs. This
partnership expanded the reach of the
event to include kids of all abilities. Each
of these participants has a “buddy” with
them throughout the race to help them
navigate the course and cross the finish
line. The cheers and tears as these kids
finished confirmed the event had taken
on new meaning in our community.
Benefiting Soul Soul Food Café Mission
Five years ago, the board changed
the beneficiary of the event to Soul
Food Café Mission (www.soulfoodcafemission.org),
a behind the scenes
organization that has been feeding and
caring for hurting families for the past
19 years. In 2019, they provided service
to almost 30,000 individuals and 38%
of these were under the age of 18.
Through the generosity of our sponsors,
the Conway Kids Triathlon has been
able to donate $12,000 from the event
each year to Soul Food, expanding
its reach beyond the healthy families
who participate in our event to hurting
families who we often don’t see.
Facing the Challenge of COVID-19
2020, the year of COVID-19, presented
unprecedented challenges to the Kids Tri
Board. As every other Kids Triathlon in
the state cancelled their event, they were
determined to find a way to keep the
tradition alive. In a series of Zoom board
meetings, the event was changed to a
duathlon (run-bike-run) with a determination
to “Just Du Something”. They worked
with the city and police department to
relocate the event to the airport where
there would be plenty of space to social
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distance and put on the race. But as the
health and safety concerns took a turn
for the worse with the rise of COVID-19
cases in Arkansas, the difficult decision
was made to cancel the event for 2020.
Canceling the event did not change the
commitment to support the hurting
families served by Soul Food Café
Mission. Rather, the increased number
of hurting kids and families because of
COVID-19 fueled their motivation to see
this commitment through regardless of
whether the race could go on. Following
the lead of Johnny Adams at First
Security Bank, the event’s title sponsor,
many of the event sponsors have agreed
to financially support the event even
though it has been cancelled in order
to support the work of Soul Food Café
Mission in our community.
”Just Du Something“
The Conway Kids Triathlon board is
proud to present $12,000 to Soul Food
and encourages all of the kids and families
who are being denied the opportunity
to race this year, to get out and “Just Du
Something”, something for your health,
your family and your community.
On behalf of Soul Food Café Mission,
Rick Harvey, Soul Food‘s founder:
“Soul Food Café Mission has been
around since 2001. For 19 years we
have been motivated to reach out to
the hurting with love, compassion, and
hope! The yearly Kids Triathlon has been
a huge part of our operation. We are so
thankful to Pete Tanguay and the board
as well as all the volunteers that work so
hard to put this on for the children of our
community and other communities, but
also to enable us to reach out to children
that are hungry and hurting right here in
About Soul Food Café Mission
BY RICK HARVEY
Soul Food Café Mission is reaching out
to the hurting with love, compassion and
hope in feeding low income and homeless
children and their families. One day
recently, SFCM gave out 254 food boxes
and 373 hot meals to feed families that
included more than 165 hungry children.
They are giving out over 50 hot meals to
the homeless of our community each and
every evening to help while the Ministry
Center is closing for remodeling. We are
working with Bethlehem House who
are cooking these meals. Soul Food Café
Mission then distributes them out into
the homeless community. For the year we
have given out more than 3,960 children’s
meal boxes, as well as over 6,182 hot
meals to those in need.
Networking and Partnering
with Other Organizations
Hope Dealers is a rehabilitation nonprofit
that is reaching out to chemically
addicted women who want a new start.
Several of these ladies are either pregnant
or have small children. The program is
proving to be very successful. The ladies
come on Tuesday to Soul Food Café
Mission and help with the preparations
for our food distribution. They have
smiles on their faces now as they give
back to those in need in our community.
We are working with “In His Footsteps
Ministry” as they reach out to those who
need showers and laundry facilities, plus
food and clothing. We are partnering with
them as they also come on Tuesdays
to help make up the food boxes with
their 25 college students. They make
and distribute around 80 food boxes
each week. James and Angela Morrison
have a perfect heart for this outreach. It
fits perfectly with what Soul Food Café
Mission’s heart is, and together our work
is clearly more effective in reaching out to
the hurting in our community.
Soul Food Café Mission is launching a
Mobile Soup Kitchen to be able to take
it out to the low-income communities as
well as to be used for crisis situations like
tornadoes, flooding, earthquakes and fires.
We will make this available to volunteers
who help in times of community crisis as
well as feed the National Guard if they are
called in to help build sandbags and the
such. We have had help building this truck
from scratch from Sam Stevenson, owner
of “Guiles Refrigeration” and Appliancem
and Danny Yancy Owner of “Integrity
Equipment Services” right here in Conway.
We are working now with Eric Bryan
and an engineer who is designing for
us the plans to convert another one of
our box trucks into a Mobile Shower/
Laundry unit. It will have four regular
shower rooms with toilet and sink, one
handicap shower stall with toilet and
sink, and two washing machines and
four dryers. This can be used for crisis
situations as well as reaching out to the
homeless community when needed.
During COVID-19 we have closed our
in-house showers and laundry area, so
this Mobile Shower/Laundry Truck will
be parked out in our parking lot for those
to use during this time of crisis.
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We have now networked with Shane
Wilbanks, an authorized USDA
representative in distributing commodity
boxes of dairy products such as milk,
butter, cream cheese and also produce
commodity boxes each week at our
facilities. Shane is using our equipment
to unload semi-truck trailer loads of food
to feed those who are in desperate need
from unemployment and poverty.
Renovations and COVID-19
We have been renovating our mission
building with plexiglass barriers when
we decide the time is right to start phase
1 opening. We are almost ready to open
for that, but are watching the curve of the
virus before we make our decision to open.
We will be ready when that time comes.
Bill Reed, a local insurance man from
Conway, has donated his time to build
us six 4’x 8’ picnic tables to re-open our
farmers market when the timing is right.
These tables take the place of staking
pallets up five high and overlaying
them with a ½’ piece of 4’x 8’ plywood.
Other volunteers are painting them
candy apple red to match the red and
white colors of the Mission.
We have a forklift that needs a new
transmission. We are able to operate it
backwards fine, but very limited to go
forward with it. We have an estimate to
fix it of $3,800 plus $300 to transport
it to the shop and back. We can get a
loaner forklift for $300. The forklift is
an integral part of what we do at the
Mission, and need it very badly.
We have a great relationship with
Kimberly Clark as they donate boxes
and clear plastic bags to help us keep up
with the demand for food boxes. Cheryl
Gilliam has been so good to help us
there. Also, the AR Food Bank and White
Harvest have been generous in helping
us with our food needs both for food
boxes and hot meals. Local merchants
have supported us with donations as
well from the local bakeries to Walmart
and Kroger. We could not do what we
do without their backing and support.
We are trying to refinance our water
sprinkler system installation loan with
First Security Bank. We owe them
approximately $135,000. This is the
only debt the Mission has. We are trying
to pay this off, so we can be debt free.
Since we are an all-volunteer organization,
we can run a very low operating
budget. This opportunity allows us
to reach out to more people than ever
before, because the donations go directly
to helping those in need. We have the
best volunteers in the world, who are
not only hard workers, but have hearts
of pure gold! They work in a non-air
conditioned environment, and in rain,
sleet and snow. They endure summer
high temperatures and winter freezing
temperatures without complaining.
Soul Food is also helping families with
children to pay rent and utilities during
the COVID-19 pandemic.
SFCM has been around since 2001.
For 19 years we have been motivated
to reach out to the hurting with love,
compassion, and hope! The yearly Kids
Triathlon has been a huge part of our
operation. We are so thankful to Pete
Tanguay and the board as well as all the
volunteers that work so hard to put this
on for the children of our community,
and to enable us to reach out to children
who are hungry and hurting right now.
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multiple feeding sites can
mental stimulation to hel
your puppy’s brain too.
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Coldwell Banker RPM Group-Conway
609 Locust Street
. Puzzle feeders or
g sites can provide
tion to help build
New pup predicament:
”What‘s for dinner?“
Your puppy is your new best friend, These diets have been shown to be adequate
and you want to give him the best for growth for an average dog. But beware,
foundation to grow and thrive. your puppy might not be average, so be sure
athryn Primm, DVM; Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
to ask your own veterinary team to weigh in
You certainly don’t want to unknowingly
about the ways your pup might be unique.
contribute to anything that might be harmful
or inadequate for him. This is where
nutrition comes in! We all know that there
are pet food brands and varieties stacked to
the ceiling at pet stores and grocery stores, so
how do you know what your puppy really
needs as he grows?
Here are some common questions and a few
important tips to help you put the perfect
portion on your pup’s plate, peppered with
advice from Dr. Joe Bartges, a board-certified
veterinary nutritionist and internist.
What‘s the most important thing
to know about feeding a puppy?
Dogs are omnivores, like people. Puppies are
trying to build heathy bones and muscles, as
well as brains and organs. The right nutrition is
critical for the building blocks for development.
A balanced diet really does matter. It’s important
that your puppy get a diet that is labeled
for “growth” or at least says “all stages of life.”
Should I give my puppy vitamins?
Since it’s especially important that puppies have
what they need while they are growing, be
aware that high-quality diets should provide all
the nutrients needed, making vitamin supplements
unnecessary. In fact, giving supplements
to growing animals can be a bad idea. Excessive
or abnormal mineral balance can impact normal
growth. Ask your veterinary team for their
favorite food brands, and keep in mind that the
best brands might not be the most expensive
and rarely are the most advertised.
How much should I feed my puppy?
It’s important that your puppy have adequate
calories during growth, but you do not want to
begin a trend toward obesity. Your veterinary
team is the best resource for telling you if
your puppy is growing appropriately or is
overweight, and they can give you an accurate
feeding guide. It’s important that you measure
the amount of food you offer and set up feeding
times so that your puppy does not overeat or
snack excessively from boredom. Puzzle feeders
or multiple feeding sites can provide mental
stimulation to help build your puppy’s brain too.
Isn‘t some vomiting and
diarrhea normal for puppies?
No. Even if your puppy feels great, he should
not be throwing up or having loose stool.
It’s critical to have puppies with these issues
evaluated right away by a veterinarian. There
are lots of causes of these issues, and only a
veterinarian can diagnose and treat them.
Should I feed my puppy
a homemade or raw diet?
Raw diets are in the news, but Dr. Bartges
thinks that raw and homemade diets are
risky for young animals. He thinks that the
risks for nutrient imbalance and infectious
disease are too high during such a critical
phase of growth.
The best advice for having your puppy’s
nutritional needs met is to take advantage
of your veterinary team’s treasure trove
of information that they’d love to share
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scene | heard
Haven — The Susan Salter House
Haven started their capital campaign
in 2017 with director Marti Jones,
Susan Salter and a 15 person steering
committee of Haven supporters and
community leaders. To be “all in” they
needed to raise $2.7 million dollars. “All
in” included construction, land, consulting
and architectural fees, and furnishings.
Between foundation grants, local donors,
and businesses and corporations, the Haven
steering committee were still shy $80,000.
Recently, Eric King with Centennial Bank
and Gene Salter reached out to Marti Jones
to pay off the remaining $80,000. There are
still $95,000 in pledges still coming in from
local donors to be fully debt free. They
surprised Susan Salter in renaming the
house: Haven — The Susan Salter House.
Susan Salter was in the original Junior
Auxiliary class of 1986 when Haven was
started, and has supported Haven all
these years. Susan was the chair of the
fundraising steering committee. Marti
said, “She was my right hand man, partner
in crime. Where I went, she went. I could
not be more proud to get to work in a
home every day named after her.” Marti
told the crowd at the dedication that when
people ask her what she is personally most
proud of in the work that she did these last
3 years, she responds, “the day I got Susan
Salter to say YES!”
50 faulkner lifestyle | august/september 2020
PHOTOS BY BRANDY STRAIN-DAYER
Our Faulkner Fam:
the Shaw Family
52 faulkner lifestyle | august/september 2020
Names: William and Sarah Shaw, and
Allison, Emile and Brandon
Where are you from? We are all
Conway Natives. We were all born at
Conway Regional and lived here all our
lives. William and I both graduated from
Conway High School and UCA.
Where do you work? William is an
Energy Auditor for Conway Corporation
Sarah is Executive Vice President and
Commercial Lender for Bank OZK in
What schools do your children
attend? Brandon graduated from
Conway Christian High School and is
currently enrolled at UCA, pursuing his
Cyber Security Degree.
Emile graduated from Conway High
School, attended UCA and graduated
from UAMS. She is currently a
Registered Nurse at UAMS.
Allison also graduated from Conway
High School. She has a degree from
University of Arkansas and UCA and is
currently an Athletic Trainer for Episcopal
Collegiate School in Little Rock.
How did you two meet? We met in
high school, he was a senior and I was a
sophomore. William was my first date.
We dated for 7 years, then we married in
1989. True high school sweetheart story.
Our first date was to Little Rock for dinner
at Bennigan’s and the State Fair. This was
my first date to Little Rock and we were
supposed to be home by 11:30, well we
were late. I was surprised my dad allowed
me to have the second date.
Describe parenting in one sentence.
Parenting is like a rollercoaster, hang on
for the ride and enjoy every second of it
because it goes by really fast.
When you get a date night where
do you go? Since COVID-19, our back
porch around the pool has been our
date night and we really enjoy it. Prior
to COVID-19 we enjoyed going to
When you shop local (for fun) what
stores are always on your list? (her)
The Kitchen Store, Plant Outlet, Bell &
Sward. (him) Tractor Supply Co., Conway
Farm & Home, Farmers Coop, and Ace
What are your favorite things to do
as a family? We enjoy traveling/vacation,
spending time on Greers Ferry Lake
with wonderful friends, snow skiing, and
4 wheel/side-by-side rides.
What activities are your children
involved in? Not so much anymore
but we have all been involved in travel
baseball, football, competitive cheer,
travel volleyball, travel soccer, and dance.
We spent many weekends on the road
supporting our kiddos.
What is a favorite inspirational quote
that is important in your family?
When our daughter died in 2005 my
go-to saying was “Just take it one day at
a time.” I later expanded that to “Be kind
and just take it one day at a time.”
What do you love most about living
here? It’s always been home. This
community has allowed us to raise our
children in a great Christian atmosphere
and provided a great education. The living
conditions in Conway are second to none
with great shopping, a wide variety of
restaurants, and a low cost of living.
make a move?
Let one of our
Realtors help you
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