501 LIFE hits streets with ‘Home and garden’ issue

501 LIFE is celebrating “Home and garden” with its April edition, which is hitting the streets. In light of the COVID-19 health crisis, there will not be a 501 LIFE segment on KARK Channel 4 this month. For locations on where to pick up a copy of this edition, visit the 501 LIFE page on Facebook. To see the entire issue online, go to https://issuu.com/501adsandmags/docs/april_2020 (Mike Kemp photo/Styling by Donna Benton)

501 LIFE is hitting the streets with its April “Home and garden” issue.

“While the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted every aspect of life in the 501 and beyond, the 501 LIFE Team is still hard at work on telling the stories and sharing photos that ‘Celebrate Greater Central Arkansas,’” said 501 LIFE Editor Sonja J. Keith.

“We are distributing copies throughout our communities, while maintaining safety precautions, and work has already begun on our next edition and beyond. When weather permits during weekdays, we have an outside rack at the 501 office at 701 Chestnut St. in Downtown Conway for those looking for a copy. We’d also be happy to start a mail subscription for those who would like to have the magazine delivered to their home or business. (Email [email protected].)

“During this difficult and challenging time, we want to recognize and thank our government, healthcare and school officials for their leadership. Also, we are extremely thankful for our public servants for their continued hard work as well as the talented and skilled healthcare workers at the 501’s top-notch medical facilities who are on the front lines.

“We know this is a tough time but we will get through this together!”

Features from this month’s edition include:

COUPLE OF THE MONTH – Dot and Kent Welch are loving life in Conway with their son, Hudson. Dot is the foundation executive for the Conway Regional Health Foundation and Kent is the chief data officer at First Orion.

YOUTH – Searcy High’s Mason Putman is surrounded by family members with deeply rooted ties in the Searcy School District and the University of Central Arkansas. 

NEIGHBORS – Meet Betty Baxter, Faulkner County’s “Butterfly Lady.” 

ENTERTAINING – Nearly all occasions call for, or would be improved with, a little cupcake. Why should Easter be any different?  

PERSON OF THE MONTH – Salem Place Administrator Tina To has alwayshad a desire to help people, especially those in a health care setting.

Visit 501lifemag.com for more information and to see other stories in the current issue. You can also find 501 LIFE on Facebook and Twitter.