Conway residents Scott Murphy and Teena Woodworth received plaques "in appreciation of dedicated service" on July 10, for having served, respectively, 18 and 13 years with exceptional records as drivers for the VanPool program, a commuter service provided by the Arkansas State Employees Association (A.S.E.A.) and its subsidiary SEBCO.

At an appreciation luncheon given in recognition of the VanPool program’s 33 years of service, A.S.E.A. executive director Danny James presented plaques to drivers with long-standing, excellent driving records. Of the VanPool’s thirty drivers, Murphy and Woodworth were among five receiving such recognition at the luncheon. Murphy, a driver since July of 1994, and Woodworth, November of 1999, operate daily routes that transport Conway residents to and from their jobs in Little Rock.

A.S.E.A. is a nonprofit organization working to improve state government and state employment. Its VanPool program operates as a community service to provide needed transportation while decreasing pollution and traffic through commuting.

Spaces are currently available in the VanPool: Interested parties should contact VanPool coordinator Kelly Welcher at 501-378-0187, or, from outside Pulaski County, 1-800-950-8139.