Yesterdays Jan. 29

75 years ago

 

(1939)

Miss Carolyn Steen and Carl Coxsey entertained the children in the junior department of the Presbyterian Sunday school at a party Friday evening in the Sunday school building. Games were played and refreshments served.

50 years ago

(1964)

Sophomore entries in Conway High Schools’ annual beauty revue Feb. 13 include Ann Young, 15, daughter of Mrs. Betty Young; Margo Gibson, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hays Gibson; Carol Ann Conner, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Conner; and Nancy Selig, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Selig. Winner of the pageant will be featured as queen of the Wampus Cat, the school’s yearbook.

25 years ago

(1989)

Nabholz Construction Corp., the state’s largest Arkansas-owned building contractor, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 1989.

Founded by Robert D. “Bob” Nabholz in 1949, the company was rated 282nd in the 1986 Engineering news Record’s “Top 400” survey of the largest U.S. building contractors. In 1988, Bob Nabholz was named “Construction Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Southwest Region by Venture magazine and Arthur Young International. This year, he received the Arkansas Business “Executive of the Year” award.

10 years ago

(2004)

State Rep. Preston Scroggin, D-Vilonia, received the Jack Evans Regional Leadership Award from Metroplan at the group’s board meeting Wednesday in Little Rock.

The award has been given since 1993 to an organization or citizen who has provided “outstanding public service in advancing sound planning and intergovernmental cooperation in Central Arkansas,” said Jim McKenzie, executive director of Metroplan.

 

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