75 years ago
Alton (“Shep”) Biggs of Greenbrier, who played shortstop last season for the Savannah (Ga.) club of the South Atlantic league, has been optioned to Knoxville of the Southern league by the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 1938 season. Biggs was sold to the National league club last fall after the close of the Sally loop season. He played with Hutchison in the Western association three seasons before joining Savannah.
Biggs is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom R. Biggs of Conway.
50 years ago
Sixteen Girl Scouts of Troops Nos. 207 and 312 of St. Joseph Catholic Church were recently awarded the Marian medal.
Troop 312 became the first unit in Arkansas to receive this award.
Receiving the award were Nancy Colquit, Connie Curran, Angela Grummer, Sharon Hambuchen, Carol Jarolim, Marilyn Nabholz, Kay Mary Simon and Theresa Simon, of Troop No. 207; Evelyn Arendall, Patricia Daugherty, Meriel Ferrel, Catherine Grummer, Mary Ann Hiegel, Dee Anita Kordsmeier, Mary Alice O’Dell and Mary Joe Simon of Troop No. 312.
25 years ago
The Conway Middle School White team girls ran their record to 15-1 last night with a 28-13 victory over Beebe at Beebe.
Katrina Maltbia had seven points and four steals for the White team. Lee Smith had six points and four steals. Amy Ross added six points and two steals.
10 years ago
George Baker has joined First Community Bank as senior vice president and lending officer. Baker has more than 20 years of banking experience in the local market.
He is a graduate of Conway High School and the University of Central Arkansas. He is vice-president of the Faulkner County YBMA Board and County Fair Committee. He and his wife Susan have three children and attend the First Church of the Nazarene, where he serves as a board member.