75 years ago
Dr. and Mrs. H.C. Brooke, Mr. and Ms. H.L. Minton and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Adkisson entertained a group of friends at the Brooke home with a squirrel supper, prepared on a grill and served on a long table in the back yard. Conversation was an enjoyable feature of the occasion. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Denney, Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Flanagin, Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Fred Newport, Mr. Coffin, Mrs. G.G. Mitchell, Mrs. Floy Owen Gregory and Miss Zona Ellen Smith.
E.D. Hahn, for several years associated with the dry cleaning department of the Model Laundry, opened a new cleaning and pressing plant at 817 Railroad Ave. Mr. Hahn would specialize in women’s wear, he said, but would do all types of cleaning and pressing.
50 years ago
Charles Nabholz was the top man in September sales of new memberships in the Chamber of Commerce, Guy Murphy, manager, disclosed. Mr. Nabholz sold three new memberships during September, boosting his 1959-point accumulation to 198. Points were figured on the number of new members and the money they subscribed. E.N. Anthony, who sold two memberships during last month, was still leading the year with a total of 216 points.
LaFay Bishop celebrated her eighth birthday with a party at her home, 705 Donaghey Ave. Cactus Vick and his Merry-Go-Round provided entertainment. Attending the party were Judith Koon, Catherine Henze, Phillis Gilmore, Cynthia Hukill, Sharon and Karen Clements.
25 years ago
CCX Network Inc. in Conway held an open house. CCX’s management and service staff had occupied a new 32,000 square foot, three-story building on Industrial Boulevard. CCX was a high technology operation that provided a computer communication network for the direct marketing industry. CCX had more than 150 work stations installed in more than 50 client offices around the country.
Robert W. Meriwether, professor of education, political science and American history at Hendrix College, was presented the Educators Award by the Arkansas Education Association at the seventh annual Human Relations Award banquet. Meriwether, who had taught at Hendrix since 1959, was honored for promoting human relation examples and instructions. Eileen Hammond and Linda Poindexter escorted him to the podium. Both women were Hendrix graduates.
10 years ago
Members of Conway’s Phi Delta Chapter of Delta Beta Sigma attended the sorority’s 70th national convention in New Orleans. Attending were Kristen Crow, Lauren Lundy, Katie Boone, Jessica Clay, Whitney Wilson, Nicole Engelkes, Melia Tate, Mandy Goudeau, Jessica Furrer, Holly Hemme, Lindsey Bell, Lauren Choate, Courtney Huff, Amy Duncan and Katie Bailey.
Winners of the "Color me Safe" back to school coloring contest were announced. The winners were Andy Jones, Quint Tabor, Kiplin Tabor, Cindy Grissom, Avery Williams, Leslie Anderson, Anne Rook and Kristen Linder.