Angie Longing was recently named the Chief Nursing Officer, Vice-President of Patient Care Services for the Conway Regional Health System. As chief nursing officer, she oversees the patient care provided by more than 600 licensed and unlicensed nursing staff employees.

Deliver Hope, a faith-based nonprofit in Conway, provides mentoring to underserved youth. Through its mentoring program, adults from the community are matched with area youth. Deliver Hope’s mission states, “Every child should have the opportunity, confidence, character, and support needed to lead a safe, healthy, and productive life.” Her Hope is the facet of the program that matches mentors with expectant or young, single parents.
We had the opportunity to speak with three Her Hope mentors, who shared their own experiences and blessings from their involvement with Her Hope:

Conway Women’s Health Center offers a plethora of services, all of which are provided with excellence in care, respect and compassion.
Located at 2200 Ada Ave. on the Conway Regional Medical Center campus, CWHC’s doctors have created a clinic that is not only top-notch in the medical field of women’s health, but also in technology, patient wait time, and customer service.

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When time is tight on hectic weeknights, this 15 minute classic pasta with bread stix will save the day. It’s made with only a handful of ingredients and will sure be a family favorite!
This is the time of year to think “lite” when it comes to dinner. With the August heat and kids restless from summer, it’s the time of year to bring out the quick, easy meals! Here are a few ideas:
Pasta with Red Sauce (add meat for a heaver meal)
Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Burger on the grill with potato chips and sour cream dip
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches

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Sometimes it is the perspective of a young person that makes the best stories to tell. Ten-year-old Belle Irby, of Conway, thinks so.
“I like talking to people,” she says. “I like research and learning new stuff.”
Last September, Belle was invited to be one of the official “kid reporters” for the 9/11 Day of Service Commission.  As a child born after the events of 9/11, she was asked to come to New York and interview first responders, individuals at Ground Zero and those who are working to make a difference through service in honor of the events of that day.  

When I was a little girl, I learned a song. “My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there is nothing my God cannot do... for you!” Sometimes we need to be reminded of this simple, yet profound, truth. God is great and He is mighty. There is nothing that is too difficult for Him!

Summer time is a busy time of year! With scheduling activities for the kids, juggling baseball and softball tournaments, summer camps…..the list goes on and on. But usually there will always be down times with the kids will say…..”I’m Bored!”

How many of you out there played an instrument in school? As in, spent hours upon hours in band class, rehearsals, marching practice, at football games and concerts? And then, after all those hours and years investing your time, energy, and your parents’ money- well… never touched your instrument after graduation? Oh, you too?
If I had to guess, I’d say there are hundreds of people just like me here in Conway- who loved their experience in school band, but as life moved on, so did their chance to play music.

It was one of those memorable summer evenings. A dozen women from various walks of life gathered to discuss the latest assignment. Conversation flowed freely as each one offered her assessment. It’s interesting how life experiences shape perspectives. We all read the same book, and yet our thoughts and take-away lessons were as varied as our hair styles and handbags.

Do you have a “go to” passage of scripture that consistently speaks truth into your life? I remember the day that God gave a “go to” passage to me. I was speaking at a weekend event. On Friday night, I delivered a message about the holiness of God. I do not know if you have spoken to a group of people; but if you have, you know that there are times when you wonder if your words make sense. In moments like these, you can feel like Charlie Brown’s teacher.

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