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Portion Control for Diabetics

Those with diabetes know just how important managing what they eat and portion control is. Eating too much or too little can throw your blood glucose levels out of whack. It’s a careful balance that is individual to each person, depending on the severity of the disease. If you’re diabetic and have been eating healthily but have still been dealing with fluxes in your blood sugar, maybe your port...

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Bryant Hometown Hero: Pat Baker

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Pat Baker!      Pat is the co-owner of Baker’s Fine Jewelry with her daughter, Carla Baggett. She’s owned and operated this business for 39 years! Pat is also a member of the Bryant Rotary Club and both the Bryant and Benton Chamber of Commerce. She served on the board of the Bryant Boys and Girls Club for ten years and is now an honor...

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Paris Hometown Hero: Pastor Gary Savage

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Pastor Gary Savage! Pastor Savage is proud to have accepted his calling to join the ministry and how he has helped bring people in the Paris community into faith. He loves Paris for how small its community is, yet how full it is of job opportunities, entertainment, and opportunities for people to become better. Pastor Savage spends tim...

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Longview Hometown Hero: Nona Snoddy

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Nona Snoddy.  Nona is a local educator. She has the awesome opportunity and responsibility of teaching the future. “There is nothing better than a former student coming back to say, ‘Thank you and I love you,’ or when you see them in the community and they introduce you to their family and explain how you impacted their life,” Nona sai...

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Sherwood Hometown Hero: Tracy Allen

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Tracy Allen! Tracy has been the principal at Sylvan Hills High School for ten years. He is proud to serve as the principal of the best high school in Central Arkansas and his alma mater. Tracy is also a member of AAEA, NASSP, and Arkansas Leadership Academy.   During the Christmas season, Tracy’s favorite volunteer opportunity is the ...

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Choctaw Hometown Hero: Jenny Cooper

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Jenny Cooper!     Jenny is the owner of J. Lilly’s Boutique, which be celebrating its 10th year being open this November! “My greatest professional accomplishment is building my company to what it is today,” she said. She started her company with no retail experience but a ton of drive, wanting to learn the in's and out's of the retail...

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Fridge Storage Hacks

Not all foods are created equal!  You may not think about it when putting your groceries away, but each food you buy has a place it should go in the fridge to preserve its freshness for as long as possible— especially animal products, such as milk, eggs, and meat!  Milk Don't store your milk in the fridge door, since temperatures in that area can fluctuate! This causes dairy to spoil faster....

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Sherwood Hometown Hero: Shelby Thomas

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Shelby Thomas!                         During the day, Shelby works as an account manager for Seyller Electric, but on Wednesday nights and Sundays he is a student pastor at First NLR. Shelby has been with Seyller for three months, but he’s been in the electrical distribution sales industry for eight years. Recently, Shelby was elected...

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Paris Hometown Hero: Bishop Connice Mayes

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Bishop Connice Mayes!                                          Bishop Mayes is the pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, where he has served for 23 years. Bishop Mayes has been in the ministry for 38 years, and he recently received an Associate Degree in Theology in June 2020. Bishop Mayes loves the strong roots he has in Par...

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Longview Hometown Hero: Amanda Veasy

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Amanda Veasy!                                      Amanda Veasy is the co-leader of One Love Longview, a local volunteer organization. She has never been prouder of anything than she is of this organization. Amanda loves that her community is on the brink of a cultural shift, and she is proud to be part of it. Longview is a kind, generou...

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