Announcement was made today of the appointment of H.L. Clark, former Conway grocer, to the position of revenue inspector for Faulkner County, succeeded Forrest Kessinger. Mr. Clark is expected to assume work May 1. Mr. Kessinger said he probably would work with Mr. Clark for two or three weeks after the latter assumes control of the office.

Mr. Kessinger, who has served the position under four state revenue commissioners, said today he will remain in Conway. He said he had two new positions under consideration.

Conway’s Explorer Post had too many children and too few eggs for its first Easter hunt at the YBMA Fairgrounds Sunday, but Richard Dixon, post leader, said the organization won’t be caught in similar circumstances next year.

Approximately 250 tots, many of them under six took part in the search for 1,500 eggs.

Angie Witwer of Conway finished second in the Class III all-round competition last weekend at the state gymnastics meet at Fort Smith. Witwer was third in bars and floor exercises and sixth in vault and beam. Other members of the Conway Diamonds placing were Kelli Shelton, sixth in bars, and Kerry Heird, fifth in beam.

Tony Blackman, speech and drama instructor at Vilonia High School, has been named the 2001-2002 Arkansas Speech Teacher of the Year.

Blckman has taught high school for 14 years, seven of which have been at Vilonia. While there he has developed an award-winning theater program and takes students to compete throughout the state.