Greg Hunt: Pray, Fight, Win. Greg is a husband, father, business man and friend to many. He is also fighting stage-four colon cancer. Check out our cover story on page 6 of this issue and see how Greg Hunt is courageously fighting and raising awareness for colon cancer. His story is one of hope and inspiration to us all.
Kordsmeier Remodeling Service has been in business in Conway 50 years. Bob Kordsmeier started the company, and his son, Ronnie, and grandson, Michael, are both now running this company. Three generations of quality and success.
The story of Greg and Kendra Hunt began when both moved to Conway to attend the University of Central Arkansas, he from Lonoke and she from Monticello. Kendra earned her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and her Master of Arts in School Counseling, and Greg earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications. The college sweethearts married and had two children, Caleb, 8, and Hannah, 6. Greg is an executive broker/owner at Sandstone Real Estate Group. Kendra works as a counselor at Maumelle Middle School.
With 50th anniversary window decals displayed prominently across its building front, a Kordsmeier family business reflects this year on its legacy and continued significance.
Kordsmeier Remodeling Service Inc., founded by Robert “Bob” Kordsmeier in 1965 shortly before an EF4 tornado struck Conway that year, maintains three generations of family leadership.
A family business, the remodeling company began with humble beginnings — a two-man crew and one other employee. Bob said the company started with no dump trucks and was willing to take on any project that came its way.
When he and his brother, Chad, were teenagers working on cars with their father, Todd Beene knew they would work together one day as adults.
At Conway Collision, they do just that, and they’ve created a team they say is unrivaled.
“We’ve been blessed with some of the best guys,” Todd said of the staff of about 15, twice the number of employees the business had when they purchased it in 2004.
Summer is the time to brighten up! Sweet and tangy, this season’s brights look mouth-watering good...so dive in and get your fix!
Conway resident Carter Rook desired to create a comfortable, masculine space when he purchased his home. The Vice President of Institutional Sales at Crews and Associates moved into his Eric Priester-built Centennial Valley home three years ago. It is approximately 3,000 square feet and has four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.
By Andrea Lennon
The barley harvest took place during the spring, marking a time of renewal. It is not a coincidence that Naomi and Ruth returned to Bethlehem at the beginning of the harvest. Even though Naomi and Ruth were at a low point in life, God was at work. He was positioning them for healing and restoration. Life-changing hope was never out of reach.
Matt Sweere, son of Daniel and Kathi Sweere, and a Junior at Conway High School, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2014, only 1,407 of nearly 1.85 million students earned a composite score of 36.
The Conway High School Quiz Bowl Team is the 7A High School State Tournament Champions.
The team beat Fort Smith Southside in the State Tournament Saturday.
Pictured are Bethany Starr, Zelda Engeler-Young, Jillian Tang, Monica Choquette, Matt Sweere, Blaine Booher, Tim Ablondi, Ben Coney, and Coach Paula McKee
Others who were on the team but had to be at Footloose: Megan Haase, Joe Coker, Peter Grant, Savannah Raup, Kiersten and Kaelin Taylor, and Tarek Esaw.
Quiz Bowl Team Coach Paula McKee was also selected as the 2015 7A Quiz Bowl “Coach of the Year” by her fellow coaches.