Dr. Greg Murry, formerly of the Springdale School District, officially took over the superintendent position for Conway schools. He said he started his first morning on the job “building the bridges of communication.”
Dr. Joe Thompson, Arkansas’ chief health officer since 2005, was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to the newly created surgeon general’s position approved by the Legislature.
At age 70, Henry Hawk won the 800 and 1500 meters in the national Senior Olympics. He had been a double winner in at least 10 national Masters or Senior indoor and outdoor events.
Dr. Ken Barnes and Dr. Katherine Cole Larson would join the UCA College of Arts and Sciences faculty for the fall semester.
DeWayne Wilson, band director at Conway Junior High, and Robert and Judy Harkrider, band directors in Greenbrier schools, were elected to the American School Band Directors Association.
Local gifted students attending UCA’s “Summer of Discovery” camp were Alexandra Antoine, Lindsey Carpenter, Brooke Fiddler, Megan Kelley, Sarah Wendell, Lisa Witcher, James C. Brodman, Danielle LaFond, Darbi Mahan, Ken Woodruff, Gabriel Ellis and Trey Moore. The camp was an enrichment program for students who had completed 4th through 7th grade.
Pictured was the Conway Jaycees Buddy League team of Steve Clark, David Hawks, Hoody Moseley, Ricky Sliger, Thad Vogan, Steve Dayer, Roy Lovell, Johnnie McRae, Reed Starkey, Clyde West, William Hankins, Bob Lyford, Mike Quattlebaum and Jimmie Taylor.
Beth Burnett of Greenbrier and Ann Toal and Vickie Coker of Conway were among 27 competing in the queen contest for the Arkansas High School Championship Rodeo at Y.B.M.A. Fairgrounds.
Miss Nancy Selig, the reigning Miss Conway, cut the ribbon on the new Conway Municipal Building. Mayor Walter Dunaway presided over the 10-minute ceremony in which Rep. Wilber Mills spoke briefly.
The work on the redecoration of the First Baptist Church would not be completed so the worship services, both morning and evening, would be held in the auditorium of the high school again.
Practically all business would suspend in Conway for the observance of Independence Day. The day would be observed by stores, offices, bank, courthouse and the Log Cabin Democrat. The post office would be open until noon. No program of any kind had been planned here.
The annual youth assembly of the North Arkansas Methodist conference closed at Hendrix College at noon. Certificates were awarded delegates completing the courses.
From the Springfield news column: Sherman Hill and his wife were the proud parents of a fine girl.
Miss Blanche Moore very delightfully entertained a few of her friends last Saturday in honor of her guests, Misses Willie Chamness and Blanche Davidson of Russellville.