June issue hits the streets

The June “Celebrating seniors” edition of 501 LIFE is hitting the streets. Pick up a copy from one of the new 501 LIFE racks at the 501 office in Downtown Conway, the Morrilton chamber office, the Melton Cotton Event Center in Greenbrier and at the Unity Health – White County Medical Center in Searcy. To see the entire issue online, click on the Current Issue tab on 501lifemag.com. (Jeremy Higginbotham design)

501 LIFE is “Celebrating seniors” with its June edition, which includes a special “Loving LIFE” section with photos of students from across Central Arkansas and congratulatory messages from area businesses.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has turned everyone’s world upside down,” said 501 LIFE Editor Sonja J. Keith. “So many have been impacted by the state mandated directives and safety precautions, including high school and college seniors who unfortunately have seen their semester cut short and special activities/events associated with their final year in school either postponed or cancelled.

“In light of the challenges and disappointments seniors have faced, 501 LIFE is honoring them with this edition. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Class of 2020 and wish all of the graduates the very best!”

501 LIFE contacted area schools and asked that a special invitation be sent to seniors requesting the “Loving LIFE” photos. More than 100 were submitted.

Businesses expressing their congratulations in the special section are First Security Bank, Central Baptist College, Centennial Bank, the City of Morrilton, the South Conway County School District, Crow Construction, the Greenbrier School District, the Quitman School District and state Rep. Spencer Hawks.

501 LIFE is still accepting “Celebrating seniors” photos for inclusion in an upcoming edition.

“We invite seniors to take a photograph in their cap and gown, school spirit shirt, with their musical instrument or in their ball uniform with a copy of 501 LIFE to email to [email protected] We will need the student’s name, parents’ names, school and their plans after graduation.”

Other features from this month’s edition include:

COUPLE OF THE MONTH – Morrilton natives Kristy and Robert Hogan are loving life in Conway County.

NEIGHBORS – As one look at Dr. David Myers’ orthodontics clinic in Conway tells you, he’s not your run-of-the-mill dental professional.  

SPORTS – Before the world as we knew it changed, Conway High Wampus Cat swimmers won the Class 6A state championship.

PERSON OF THE MONTH – 501 LIFE celebrates Julie Goodnight, a successful business woman with a big heart for her community.

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