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Markus Pearson

Markus Pearson: From Dwight to Alternative Country Rock

By Todd E Jones | October 17, 2021

Markus Pearson was born to be a musician. Music was there at the beginning of his life. Pearson was hooked when he learned how to play “Fast as You” by Dwight Yoakum. “My mom sang and played the piano for church and my dad was always playing on one of his guitars. He’d play music from every genre, from Aerosmith to Kenny Chesney and Sheryl Crow to Bob Welch. My sister sings as well.” he said on his bio page. “One of my earliest memories is of me playing Dwight Yoakam’s ‘Fast as You’ when I was three on a …

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New UCA clinic offers no-cost services to local community

By News | October 12, 2021

Health care services provided through new Interprofessional Teaching Center (CONWAY, AR) – The University of Central Arkansas has launched a health care clinic providing no-cost services to the local community through its new Interprofessional Teaching Center (ITC). The ITC is housed in the newly constructed Integrated Health Sciences Building located at Western Avenue and Bruce Street. The no-cost services currently provided in the clinic are primary care with advanced practice registered nurses, nutrition services, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Patients do not need a referral from their health care provider to make an appointment at the ITC. Speech therapy is …

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Pella Gooch

Meet your Barista: Pella Gooch

By Todd E Jones | October 11, 2021

Pella Gooch slings coffee but she used to sling opponents on the map. That’s one thing I learned about her, she was a wrestler at Conway High School. She accepted a scholarship to wrestle at Central Christian College. She’s a competitor and has been working for Zeteo Coffee for 6-7 months, but has been making coffee for almost 2 1/2 years. She loves to hear her customers tell their stories. This month, Pella Gooch is the Meet your Barista. Name:Pella Gooch Coffee Shop: Zetěo Age:21 School/Status:UCA Hometown:Conway What is one thing about you people would be surprised to know? I collect …

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Barham's Ozark Beef

Farm-raised beef from Barham’s Ozark Beef

By Todd E Jones | October 6, 2021

I’m not sure about you, but I’m sort of a beef snob. I like my beef, love my steak. Chili? Heck yeah! Fajitas? Bring them on! I can tell you, if you are like me and consider yourself a beef snob, you need a beef hookup. You need a beef guy like Ed Linck of Barham’s Ozark Beef. For 40 years, farmer Charles Barham has been raising cattle and producing some of the best beef from the Ozarks. Recently, Conway’s Ed Linck teamed with his step-father to create a farm-to-table beef company for Central Arkansas, Barham’s Ozark Beef. Over 500 …

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Grace Rains

Grace Rains named Executive Director of the Conductor

By News | October 4, 2021

Rains steps into new role to further the Conductor’s mission CONWAY (ARK) – Effective October 1st, the Conductor has named Grace Rains as Executive Director. Rains has served as Director of Operations since joining the organization in August of 2019. This new role comes as the Conductor is finalizing plans to move into the Arnold Innovation Center, expanding its impact on Conway and the State of Arkansas. “I can’t say enough good things about Grace and her leadership. She has done a fabulous job executing with excellence and growing the impact of the Conductor, despite the ramifications of the global …

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Conway Farmer's Market

Conway Farmer’s Market To Remain Open Through October

By News | September 26, 2021

Conway, AR — September 24, 2021 — The Conway Farmer’s Market announces their market will extend through October. The market hours will change to 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The location will remain at 150 Amity Road, Conway, AR 72032. The final market date for 2021 will be Saturday, October 30. Overwhelming Community Support The motivation for the Board of Directors and the vendors to continue the market through October comes from the overwhelming community support the market has received this year. Each Saturday, hundreds of residents from Faulkner County and surrounding communities shopped at the market for vegetables, meats, …

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The Studio Coworking Space

Expansive Coworking Space Opens in Downtown Conway

By News | September 22, 2021

Expansive space and amenities made available for remote workers, small businesses, and gig workers in Downtown Conway. THE NEWLY RENOVATED 10,000 SQUARE FOOT EM BUILDING IS NOW OPEN FOR CO-WORKING The corner doors at 1100 Oak Street are swinging with foot traffic again in downtown Conway. Once the home of a one-of-a-kind retail business, EM Jeans, this iconic building drew shoppers from across the region to peruse sleek European jeans, custom-tailored clothes, and prom attire. Now home to the Studio Downtown, a co-working space for more than 30 businesses, the building is alive again with graphic designers, consultants, and remote …

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Arkansas Medicare Resource Center, LLC and Davis Insurance Resource, LLC

Arkansas Medicare Resource Center, LLC and Davis Insurance Resource, LLC treats clients like family

By Todd E Jones | September 17, 2021

Arkansas Medicare Resource and Davis Insurance Group have been serving their clients for five years now. During the pandemic, they have found a way to overcome social distancing to maintain relationships with their clients. Today we learn more about this business in our business profile. Name / Business Arkansas Medicare Resource Center, LLC and Davis Insurance Resource, LLC How long has your business been in operation? 5 years in operation but we have 15 years of experience in Insurance What have been some of your biggest challenges and how did you overcome those? Covid has been a challenge with not …

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