A Look Back: Conway Station

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:41

When the Faulkner County Historical Society recently enlarged a picture of Conway Station to use as a backdrop for its new photo booth, it drew all sorts of reactions. Many expressed regret that the depot was torn down back in 1974. Others had no idea Conway ever had a depot. But Conway began as a railroad town as many other towns did during that era.

Conway Schools: Wampus Cat Wellness

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:41

More than two years ago a small committee of employees met together to discuss offering wellness incentives for our Conway Schools employees. Spearheaded by our Assistant Athletic Director Janet Taylor, we wanted to see what the possibilities were for a Staff Wellness Program. We began looking at programs offered by other employers. We spent time meeting together and hearing from them. We met with national-award winning Wellness Coordinator Jayme Mayo from Nabholz, who inspired us with both her results and her unending perseverance. We learned so much from her trial and error and were encouraged by her “never give up” mindset. We spent time with folks from Conway Regional Health System, who implemented their wellness program, then shared their wisdom and resources with us. We looked at state agencies and other school districts. What were they doing? What worked and what didn’t? How did they motivate employees? What were their measures of success? Then our committee spent hours and hours around a table discussing. What could we do? What would our employees like? What would they not like? What would motivate people to actually change their behavior? (or at least maintain it?) What would be our incentives? How would we pay for it? How would we keep track of all 1,200 employees? Who would do it? We came up with one plan and then encountered an obstacle. Then Plan B. That wouldn’t work either. Plan E finally seemed feasible. Then we had our last big setback. And just when it seemed that we might never get our Staff Wellness Program off the ground…it happened.

Brawner: Only Burce can prevent forest fires

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:41

Democracies require a balance between skepticism and trust. Voters must be skeptical of those they place in power, lest it be abused. But without trust, institutions can’t function democratically.

McCollum’s Column: A true Hall of Fame team of Bears

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:50

It was a big hug, back pat, hand slap type of evening.

Evening fire destroys Mayflower apartment building

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 23:20

Residents of Building A at Queens Manor Apartments in Mayflower are displaced after what authorities suspect was an act of arson destroyed the building Saturday night.

Bears pull out a last-minute victory vs. SFA

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:49

The Bears pulled out a Hall of Fame victory on Hall of Fame Weekend on Saturday night at First Security Field at Estes Stadium.

Roundabout: 10/15/17

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:47

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Clint Conque brings a rival team to Estes Stadium for the 2nd time

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:46

Clint Conque, the winningest coach in University of Central Arkansas history, will be on the opposite sideline at First Security Field at Estes Stadium for the second time in four years Saturday and will be confronted by one of his prized recruits to UCA.

Yesterdays for Oct. 15

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 20:49

October 15

‘Gone, But Not Forgotten’ event set at Oak Grove Cemetery

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 20:51

The Conway High School Drama Department, under the direction of A. J. Spiridigliozzi, and the Oak Grove Cemetery Board will present “Gone, But Not Forgotten” at the cemetery on Sunday, October 22, 3-5 p.m.