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Front & CenterUpdated 12:00 a.m., Sun January 3, 2021
'We will set the vision together'
When Jeff Collum left his position at the Benton School District in 2016, he moved to Texas to help take care of his father-in-law, Walter Causey, who had become very ill. Within a month of Collum moving, Causey died. “Our goal was to help my mother-in-law in transition and take care of her,” said Collum, who was recently named the new superintendent for the Conway School District. “When this opportunity came to me, we spent a lot of t... READ MORE
CONWAY — Myong Mann immigrated to the United States more than 40 years ago. She barely spoke English, but she worked tirelessly to provide a loving and caring environment for her children.
CONWAY — Diana Ashley of Conway was the little sister who grew up tagging along with her brothers to Scouting events, never dreaming she’d join their ranks as an Eagle Scout.
Collin Cahill, one of the nine grandchildren of Brenda Cahill, describes his grandmother as someone with a big heart who “puts everybody in front of herself and always takes care of the people around her.”
Pamela Patton Jolly is the 2020 Outstanding Tree Farmer of Arkansas.
Debbie Guthrie of Conway joined the Faulkner County Master Gardeners in 2016, the year she retired.
RUSSELLVILLE — When Raul Torres moved to Arkansas from Portland, Oregon, in 2001, he was looking for a place to give back to the community. That’s when he found the Main Street Mission in Russellville.
The biggest obstacle for Rodney Partee, the new principal at Vilonia Middle School, has been the uncertainty of this school year.
When Matt Porter first went to college right out of high school, he took some bad advice, and going against his gut instinct, he was pursuing a degree in industrial electricity. However, he said, once his wife was starting to do well in her career, she encouraged him to finish his coaching degree.
About 14 years ago, Sarah Monfee was working in a bank and attending college at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, when she became pregnant with her son, Parker.
The biggest goal for Anna Henderson this year is making sure her students are as safe as possible. She said that while the goal may be kind of broad, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is on the forefront of her and her staff’s minds at Morrilton Elementary School.
One summer, when Bonny Hill was younger, she was at a camp that was hosting a deaf camp at the same time, and when the two camps shared meals in the cafeteria, the deaf campers would sign their prayers before they ate.
Adair Howell was one of the first women to be voted into the Conway Noon Rotary Club in 1989. At the time, allowing women into the club was controversial, with the vote heavily split.
Brooke Bradford found out she had been elected state president of Arkansas FFA the same day she found out she had been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar for 2020.
David Ewing went from painting a police station in Alaska to running one in Arkansas.