Just Bug Off

Did you ever wish you were a frog? No? Well, neither have I to be honest. But if we were frogs at least we could “eat what bugs us” to quote some lyrics from a children’s musical at our church that my wife directed a number of years ago.

Hearing vs. Understanding

Our ability to hear is not the same as our ability to understand. Hearing sensitivity is a function of the ear. Speech understanding is a function of the brain. The outer ear, ear drum, ossicles, cochlea etc. function to collect sound and transmit it to the auditory cortex of the brain.

Flower Power

“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” Miranda Priestley’s famed remark from The Devil Wears Prada may live on in infamy. That said, each year we get a better reoccurrence of this oldie-but-goodie, and there are new ways to make this old look seem cool again.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

• 2 – 3 pounds chuck roast
• 1 ½ pounds baby red potatoes
• 1 pound baby carrots, cut and peeled
• 1 package Lipton Onion Soup mix
• 1 white onion, roughly chopped
• 3 cups beef stock (may substitute 1 cup with red wine)

Slow Cooker Lasagna

• 1 pound ground beef
• 1 jar (26 ounce) spaghetti sauce
• 1 cup water
• 1 container (15 ounce) Ricotta cheese
• 1 pkg. (7 ounce) Mozzarella cheese, divided
• 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese, divided
• 1 egg

God's Best

My family moved to a new home. We are still in Conway, Arkansas and we are slowly settling in to our new space. We love it! I walk around my house every day and thank God for it.

Ask Detra

Question: “Do you have any tips for balancing work, children, and community service duties? I often feel like “I’m robbing Peter to pay Paul” to balance all of my commitments in life!”

Candace Meeks

Business Name: Simmons Bank
Job Title: Mortgage Loan Officer
Description of your business or job title: I’ve been in banking at Simmons for 17 years this month. Started as a drive thru teller and worked my way here.

Natural Harmony

Faulkner County residents who are also art enthusiasts have likely heard of local artists V. Noe and Steve Griffith. Not only can their work can be seen throughout Conway and the surrounding areas, it can be found throughout the country in businesses and private residences.


Twenty-one years ago, Jeff and Lori Standridge bought a piece of land in what was then far-west Conway, built a house in which to raise their two daughters, and invested themselves in creating a safe and happy place to live.

The Perfect Brunch

Lisa Gamble recently celebrated her 50th birthday at a brunch in her honor. Hosted by her mother, Donna Hambuchen, sister, Kimberly Hambuchen, and sister-in-law, Lorri Hambuchen, friends gathered at Donna’s home to honor Lisa on her special day.