75 years ago
About 100 members and friends of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the auxiliary assembled for their annual tacky party. The hall was decorated with field flowers and Halloween colors and symbols. Many games and contests were enjoyed. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. W.R. Hairston, Mrs. C.J. Tanner, W.B. Hatley and E.S. Hahn for the most unique costumes. Stick candy and crackers were served.
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50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Oliver arrived from Haddonfield, N.J. and have purchased a two-bedroom home at 950 Watkins. St. Mr. Oliver would become test technician for the Arkansas Merit Council. The Watkins St. home was formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Milner, who moved to Searcy.
Herman Winters announced the sale of the W.A. Gibson home, 1725 Bruce St., to Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Perry Jr. Mr. Perry was employed as a special agent of Insurance Investment Inc. in Conway. Mrs. Perry was secretary at First Baptist Church. The Gibsons moved to Tampa, Fla.
25 years ago
Dixie Harrison, a country music singer from Conway, would perform in the Arts and Crafts Tent at the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock this weekend. She has performed in several states in the past few years.
For once the critics and public saw eye-to-eye on the best new shows of the television season. NBC’s "The Cosby Show" and CBS’ "Murder She Wrote" were near unanimous choices among the critics as the best new comedy show and best new drama series. NBC’s "Highway to Heaven" was the only other fall series that had shown any staying power. It opened in third place, then fell to 21st place the following week and was in the 18th place the next week.
10 years ago
Led by Michael Shrekenhoffer’s 10th place finish, the Conway Wampus Cats took second place in their own Bob Courtway Wampus Cat Invitational held at Hendrix. Shrekenhoffer ran the 3.1-mile course in 16:51. Daniel Friant finished just behind Shrekenhoffer. Josh Spradlin, Ben Hoyt and Joseph Spradlin followed closely. Sarah Catherine Wilcox led the Lady Cats, finishing fifth in 14:59. Caryn Hapner, Michelle Maguire, Bethany Belote and Nicole Sanders also had good times.