75 years ago
The annual Conway High School Hi-Day was set for Oct. 26, when the Wampus Cats would meet Carlisle for a football game. The Peppers club was planning an assembly program for the morning in which the queen would be crowned. Nominees were Dorothy Reeves, Mary Frances Durham, Letitia Neal, Wana Wood and Sarah Allison. Each vote cost one cent and the ballot would close on Oct. 25.
The Rev. J.W. Workman had charge of the devotional service at the regular assembly period at Conway High School. He emphasized the value of work in securing both material and personal gains. He said that high school was the place where one usually decided what he would do in his life. It was extremely necessary to choose a profession that rendered service and only those who worked would succeed.
50 years ago
Complete automotive machine shop service was available to garages and mechanics in the Conway area through Early Rogers Auto Parts. For the general automotive trade, the auto parts store was fully equipped. New equipment had gone into the machine shop service department of the auto parts store. J.V. Padget was in charge of shop work. Automotive machine shop service was available to the automotive trade in the area, Mr. Rogers said, and not to the general public.
Mrs. Fern Mack, showing Crump’s Bow Tie, placed fifth in the quarter horse junior reining class at the Arkansas Livestock Show in Little Rock.
25 years ago
Conway Middle School’s Blue team defeated Mayflower, 14-8 at Wampus Cat Stadium. Kenny Clark scored on touchdown for Conway on a 20-yard sweep. Quarterback Jay Crosson passed to split end Blake James, who passed 35 yards to tight end Troy Bogard for another Conway touchdown. Dickie Hamilton booted two extra points. Tackle Thomas Bounds and linebackers Robin Gray and Joe Harrison were outstanding on defense.
Thirty-two Hendrix Aquakids swam and all 32 scored. In the boys 13-14 age group, Jay Greiner had four firsts (100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley). John Hargis had firsts in the 9-10 aged 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke and 200 IM, as did Clifford Hoyt in the 50 butterfly. In the 13-14, Bryan Pickett won the 100 breaststroke. In the senior division, David Behrens, won the 100 breaststroke and the 200 IM, and Bryan Benafield won the 100 backstroke. Heidi Hattlestad placed fifth in the 100 backstroke.
10 years ago
Almost 1,000 books were donated to the Twin Groves Library. The 1999 class of the leadership institute collected books on their own and from sources such as Conway High School to give to Twin Groves as a community service in conjunction with this year’s Make a Difference Day.
Members of the Conway High School freshman Blue cheerleaders included Anne Antoine, Krista Haertle, Sara Smith, Serena Parish, Erin Kneese, Margot Armstrong, Chanley Painter and Nikki Williams. Sponsor of the squad was Tanya Delph.