May 28

(2009) A retirement reception was held for Odie Phillips who retired his position as director of the Bob Nabholz unit of the Boys and Girls Club. He was the director for 17 years. Tyler Bowman, Conway Christian graduate and an electrical engineering student at UA, was named Freshman of the Year while Abigail Washispack, Conway High graduate and a biomedical engineering student was given an honorable mention. Master Gardener Mary Wells was rewarded with a gardening hat, clogs and gloves for sharing her gardening talents with VAST students at Vilonia Middle School.

(1994)Curtis Dunham and Jasmine Linton, seventh graders at Carl Stuart Middle School, were honored for scoring high enough on the ACT to be two of the 26 Arkansas 7th graders honored at Duke University. Pleasant Grove Baptist Church held a Centennial Celebration, “1894-1994: Exalting Christ Through the Ages,” with a fish fry on Saturday and a breakfast buffet and potluck lunch on Sunday. St. Joseph Parish honored its associate pastor, the Rev. Anton Morgenroth, at a retirement reception. Before coming to Conway in 1992, he taught high school and adult religion classes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

(1969) Jim Don Rollins was awarded a graduate fellowship from the University of Arkansas Graduate School. Leading to a master of science degree in radiological health, the program was primarily stationed at UAMS. Valedictorian of the St. Joseph Class of o 1969 was Pamela Marie Henson. Salutatorian was Carol Ann Stoltz. Other honor graduates with a GPA of 3.5 or better were Sarah Ann Daugherty, Edgar Tyler, Ralph Claflin, Nancy Ann Moix and Robert Daniel Nabholz. Winners of the Youth Fitness Achievement Award at Pine Street School were Betty Wright, Jerry Clemmons, Lawson Pilgrim, Stephen Jackson and Glenette Matthew.

(1944) The management of the Conway and Grand theatres announced the resumption of selling tickets for round-trip bus rides and theater admission for those living in rural communities. Lee Mode, Conway trucker who annually bought and sold thousands of bushels of Irish potatoes, said he had received a shipment of 35,000 sacks to handle the 1944 potato crop in Faulkner County. Mayor George D. Muse declared Saturday, May 27 as Poppy Day, honoring the men who had given their lives in the nation’s defense. The mayor called on all citizens to wear memorial poppies.

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