75 years ago
Earl Few Rogers entertained members of his Sunday school class and other friends with a party at the home of his parents on Clifton St. After playing a number of games, a delicious Halloween menu was served.
The board of stewards of the First Methodist Church unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the return of the Rev. James W. Workman, pastor here since 1929, when assignments are made by the North Arkansas conference at its annual meeting at Fayetteville. Preachers formerly were changed after holding a pastorate for years. Mr. Workman, who came to Conway from Pine Bluff, where he served as a presiding elder a short time after giving up the presidency of Henderson-Brown College at Arkadelphia, had been prominently mentioned for the First Methodist Church at Fort Smith. The Methodist church in Conway had a membership of 1,347.
50 years ago
Dr. Sam V. Daniel said his offices in the Smith building, over the Bake Drug Store, 622 Front St., would open next week. Dr. Daniel had recently moved here from Marshall after his discharge from the Air Force. He was a 1956 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. Mrs. Otis New, formerly a nurse at Memorial Hospital, would be in charge of Dr. Daniel’s office.
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Johnson, 1318 Front St., were parents of a daughter, born at Conway Memorial Hospital.
25 years ago
Heavy rains fell in Faulkner County and left as many as 1,000 Conway Corp. customers without power. Several stores in the downtown area were flooded. Apparently, the hardest hit store was Zellner Appliance and TV, 925 Oak St. Water was coming in from Court Street. Water in the warehouse was six inches deep and caused "in the neighborhood" of $9,000 damage, mostly to television sets, Bill Zellner said. Casey Jones, whose mother, Elizabeth, owned Jones Beauty School, 1007 Oak St., spent hours vacuuming water off the store’s floor. Clements Do-Nut Shot, 1016 Oak St., had about six inches of water in the store, but suffered no damage. Police blocked Oak Street between Chestnut and Van Ronkle streets because vehicles were causing waves of water to sweep into the businesses.
10 years ago
Frank and Oga Brannon celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family get-together at Petit Jean Mountain. The Brannans were married Oct. 21, 1939, in the home of the Rev. J.W. Sparkman in Indianola, Okla. The Brannans had three sons, Bobby, Frank Jr. and Billy. They had give grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The Brannans were retired from Frank Brannan and Sons Drive-In.
The St. Joseph Lady Bulldogs improved to 2-5 for the season with a victory over Clinton. Megan Kelley and Heather Halter served well in leading St. Joseph. Kelley served all 15 points in the second game with three aces, and Halter had four aces on her own. In junior varsity action, Sarah Mallett served four aces to lead St. Joseph to a 15-3, 15-7 victory.