75 years ago
Court of honor was held or Conway Boy Scouts at the courthouse last night. Albert Enderlin passed his first class requirements; Martin Dickerson passed the requirements for star rank; J.C. Thessing and Leo Hiegel passed woodcarving merit badge requirements; John Walters passed woodwork requirements; Joseph Enderlin passed civics and physical development requirements; Leo Hiegel passed mechanical drawing requirements; and Billy Cole passed farm home and its planning and agriculture requirements.
50 years ago
Eleven Conway High School seniors today were named as outstanding student in an assembly program at the school.
Most of the honored students’ parents attended the program. Hal Robbins, principal, introduced the students.
Approximately 48 students were nominated for the honor, Robbins said.
The selection is sponsored by the school’s yearbook, the “Wampus Cat.”
The honored students included Barbara Cornell, Scott Darwin, Margo Dunaway, Julian Ethridge, John Grigsby, Charles Howard, Garry Nutter, Diane Ott, George Reddin, Gail Robbins Jr., and Sarah Scott.
Nutter was also named an outstanding student last year.
25 years ago
Leigh Ann Roper and Sean Michael Hollender, both of St. Joseph High School students, have been accepted as Congressional Scholars by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council.
Miss Roper, a junior and daughter of James and Sylvia Roper of Conway, and Hollender a sophomore and a son of John and Terri Hollender, also of Conway, will attend the National Young Leaders Conference Tuesday through Sunday, March 22-27, in Washington, D.C.
10 years ago
Darrell Spigner is the new associate pastor of worship at Central Baptist Church.
He, his wife, Calleen, and his youngest daughter Charla, a high school sophomore, recently moved to Conway from Calvary Baptist Church at Horn Lake, Miss., where he had a similar ministry. His oldest daughter, Beth, is a sophomore at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge.
Spigner will direct a 60-plus voice adult choir, develop an ensemble, praise singers, expand the present “praise band,” help to develop a youth choir, and serve in other ministry areas as the Central Church family moves into its new church home, 3333 Dave Ward Dr., in mid-spring of this year.