May issue hits the streets

The May edition of 501 LIFE – which includes a special section devoted to the COVID-19 health crisis – 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. For more locations on where to pick up a copy of this edition, visit the 501 LIFE page on Facebook. To see the entire issue online, click on the Current Issue tab on (Jeremy Higginbotham design)

501 LIFE is hitting the streets with its May issue, which includes a special section featuring the COVID-19 health crisis and how it has impacted those living in the area.

“Things have sure changed in our community, state, nation and world in a relatively short period of time, all thanks to an invisible enemy called the COVID-19 coronavirus,” said 501 LIFE Editor Sonja J. Keith. “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!”

The stories in the special section include a feature on Frank Ross, who was among the first to lose his life to the coronavirus; and a feature on Linda and Danny Linn, who share their story of surviving COVID-19.

Other features from this month’s edition include:

COUPLE OF THE MONTH – Perry County’s Courtney McKendree and Chase Chism said “I do” on March 21 with a small group in attendance — and hundreds who tuned in via Facebook — thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak.

NEIGHBORS – Maumelle Fire Department’s John Payne will soon retire after 40 years of public service.

SPORTS – She’s finally reached her goal, but Wooster’s Kayle Browning will have to wait a while to actually experience it.

TRAVEL –Linda Henderson shares the story of the “Sisters of the Traveling Snake Boots” and a trip of a lifetime to Yellowstone National Park in the winter.

PERSON OF THE MONTH – White County’s George Friedrich is a fifth generation farmer but he didn’t immediately go into farming.

For more information and to see other stories in the current issue, visit and 501 LIFE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.