New 501 Kids published

For more than 10 years, students have been having a ball learning the basics of basketball thanks to the St. Joseph Dribblers program founded by Laura Hiegel-Williams (back). Members of this year’s squad include Mary Katelyn Wilhite (front, from left), Jackson Strack, Isiah Stobaugh, Grady Strack; Xavier Stobaugh (middle row), JB Failla, Janet Williams and Cross Bryant. (Mike Kemp photo)

The latest edition of 501 Kids – the winter issue – is hitting the streets.

“With the mission of 501 Kids celebrating youth in Central Arkansas, it’s very fitting that this edition’s cover story would feature the wonderful Dribblers program at St. Joseph Elementary School,” said editor/co-publisher Sonja J. Keith. “What a treat to attend a St. Joseph High School basketball game and get to see the Dribblers in action. It is a great program. Hats off to Laura Hiegel-Williams who started the program and continues to lead it.”

Other articles in this edition:

EVENTS – The Main Stage EdUCAtion series at the University of Central Arkansas will host a performance of “The Diary of Anne Frank” in February, which will include a special exhibit open to the public.

NUTRITION – Sarah Money has some great tips on encouraging young people to eat fruits and vegetables.

PARENTING – Meagan Lowry has some suggestions for traveling with toddlers.

ACTIVITIES – Brittany Gilbert shares how she uses charts to encourage her children to do chores as well as develop healthy habits.

PARENTING – Kellie Bishop reminds readers about winter safety.

501 Kids is distributed through schools, daycare centers and businesses throughout Faulkner County. Copies are available at the 501 LIFE office at 701 Chestnut St. in Conway and at the following locations of advertising partners: Central Arkansas Pediatrics, Conway Regional Medical Center, First Security Bank and First Service Bank.