75 years ago
Advertisement: Clark’s "Cash and Carry" Specials: blackeyed peas – 5¢ lb.,; lettuce – firm heads 6¢; cabbage – 3 1/2¢ lb., full quart peanut butter – 25¢.
Miss Geraldine Ethridge, who won the Malco Theatres Inc., popularity contest at the Conway theatre, returned from Hollywood, Calif., where the entire group of state winners were entertained for 10 days as guests of Paramount Productions Inc.
Hopes were revived for an early end to the drought and heat wave now in its 10th week, when a shower of a third of an inch fell at Conway this morning. The mercury, however hit the 102 mark after two days of 96 and 94 degree temperatures.
50 years ago
Mrs. Richard M. Pence and daughter, Miss Catherine Pence, left for Malvern to visit Mrs. Pence’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Young.
Conway Memorial Hospital Auxiliary workers were announced. Sunday workers were Mrs. Maggie Griffith, Mrs. Gay Newberry, Mrs. J.A. Dickens and Mrs. Dennis Cantrell. Monday workers were Mrs. O’Neal Sims, Mrs. Allen Meachum, Mrs. B.H. Alsip, Mrs. Norman Griggs, Mrs. Francis I. Gwaltney and Mrs. F.E. Fraser. Tuesday workers were Mrs. Roger Meador, Mrs. Jim Hefley, Mrs. Robert Ott, Mrs. Roy Brown, Mrs. Bob Starr and Mrs. Lee Shock.
25 years ago
Green Grove Masonic Lodge No. 107 served Louisiana Cajun gumbo to more than 150 Master Masons, their wives and other guests. The gumbo dinner was prepared by Louisiana degree team members who were in Conway as guests of the Tri-County Masonic Association. The following evening, 350 masons from Arkansas and Louisiana attended an annual fish fry and open air lodge meeting near Toad Suck Park. Faulkner Lodge No. 738 of Holland was the host of the Toad Suck event.
10 years ago
The Arkansas Angels, a 12-and-under AAU baseball team finished second in the USSSA World Series in Baton Rouge, La. Team members were Cody Rowlett, Casey Wright, Brad Sanders, Dale Money, Drew Massey, Blake Gaither, Ryan McCabe, Josh McEntire, Cole Vann, Jordan Moix, Dusty Railey and Dustin Hoofman. Coaches were Mark Rowlett, Randy Sanders and Kenny Hoofman.
Three Faulkner County students took part in a Civil War re-enactment program. Civil Way Army Recruitment in the Ozarks were re-enacted in a 14-day camp sponsored by the Ozark Unlimited Resources Education Cooperative and the Arkansas Department of Education. Local students included Kinsey B. Stewart, Jessica Brown and Candace Coffman. They were selected from 204 applicants to attend this Academic Enrichment for Gifted in Summer program.