Tina MacNamara’s story is one filled with heartbreak, hope, uncertainty, faith, discouragement, triumph and so much more.
In August of 2014, Tina received shocking news that no one wants to hear. She was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, a breast cancer so rare, it only accounts for 1 to 3 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the United States.

Justin and Deirdra Kervin truly received “the call” when they made the decision to add to their family through adoption. The couple met in 1999 while attending Henderson State University. Deirdra said it was “typical love at first sight,” and they married on April 14, 2001.

Celiac disease is triggered by ingesting certain proteins, commonly referred to as “gluten,” which are naturally present in some cereal grains. While celiac disease can’t be cured, its symptoms can be controlled through diet.
Celiac disease is a genetic disorder and may occur in children as well as adults. Approximately 1 in 133 people may have celiac disease, the majority of these individuals have not been diagnosed.
Though gluten is commonly associated with wheat, foods made with barley and rye may also be avoided.

It stuck with me for several days. I wondered if Henry and Leah ever had kids. I wondered if Miri lived with regret that she abandoned her first love, her hero, Mason, the one who pulled survivors from the burning plane. Did the Foster’s child eventually leave the burn unit, return to elementary school and grow up to lead a productive life? Even thirty-five years later, the scars were still evident. They were the kind of scars that burn on the inside, outside, and even a bit in between.

Sitting in a small room on the other side of the world, I looked into her eyes and saw no hope. Let me tell you the story.
I went on an overseas mission trip with a group of people from my church. I cannot disclose our location; but I can tell you that this country and its people are dear to my heart. Our group conducted medical clinics. Our purpose was to treat physical needs as well as help meet spiritual needs.

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May 2016 Arts Events – Please check out the event website for more information and pricing.

May 5: CHS Choir presents “Night” A Spring Concert @ James H. Clark Auditorium; 6:30 p.m. huskeys@conwayschools.net (G)

May 7: Journey to Auriolus presented by Blackbird Academy of Arts @ Reynolds Performance Hall; 6:30 p.m. www.blackbirdacademy.org (G)

May 7: The Clantons in Concert @ the Faulkner County Library @ 2:00 p.m. Nancy@fcl.org (G)

The Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) held its Third Annual Conway Arts Awards on April 5 to recognize a variety of citizens for their contributions to the arts. Dozens of nominations from the community were received in seven categories, with the following individuals selected as the 2016 winners.

Over 12,400 food items were collected from contestants in the 2016 Strain photography/Simply Sweet Kids boutique supermodel contest. The child who collected and donated the most cans was the winner. Jolie Kate Garrison of Greenbrier was this year’s winner.
Items collected went to stock the food pantries at these locations:
Last Chance Ministry
Bethlehem House
Carl Stuart Middle School Pantry
Woodrow Cummins Elementary School Pantry
Theodore Jones Back Packs
Leslie Food Pantry
Frank Mitchell Vilonia Pantry
Salvation Army

The Faulkner County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 14th, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Conway Expo Center, 2505 E Oak St. (Hwy 64 East). A wide variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs and grasses will be available, along with containers and hanging baskets, house plants, succulents, and garden art. Some special varieties of hostas, ferns and day lilies will be on sale. Complimentary tool sharpening will be offered and a handmade garden bench will be raffled.

Kindergarten registration has three important steps.
1. Go to our website—conwayschools.org/registration. Use our address search/zone map to find your child’s zoned school building.
2. Register your child online at www.conwayschools.org/new-student-registration. At the end of the online registration, parents will schedule an appointment at the school during Kindergarten Registration week. The hours for registration appointments are as follows:
Monday May 2- 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Capstone is a semester class designed to prepare high school seniors for life after graduation — whatever their chosen path (military service, college, tech training or immediately entering the work force).
The program had a modest start 10 years ago and has now grown to 7 classes, 2 instructors and approximately 200 students. Teachers are Coach Johnny Kennedy and Coach Noel Boucher.

In 2014, Rik and Lynne Sowell were ready to downsize. Putting together a “wants” list for their new home brought them to a crossroads — she wanted to move to Old Town Conway, and he wanted a brand new house. Their solution? Buy an empty lot in Old Town and build a new home that looks like it has been there forever.

Conway OB/GYN was established in 1980 by Dr. Paul McChristian. It was the first OB/GYN office in Conway and focuses on providing excellence in women’s health care and wellness for each and every patient. It has always incorporated the newest research and best treatment options for each individual. Some of the technology used are daVinci robotic surgery and in-office endometrial ablation. Now it is the first to purchase and provide the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment therapy for their patients. So what is the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment? We met with Dr.