75 years ago
Conway High School’s football 11 triumphed over a scrappy Pottsville team, 26-0. Pottsville offered stubborn resistance but was not able to cope with the hard running Conway team. Big Tom Mabry and George Gragson scored the four touchdowns between them. Conway opened up with a new line, showing Frank Jones, at tackle and David Lively at center.
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50 years ago
Mrs. Amma Harrison Durham, 89, a resident of Conway for all but one year of her life, died at her home, 1605 Robinson Ave. She was the widow of Charles E. Durham, former Conway insurance executive, who died in 1952. She was survived by a son, a daughter, four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
William Meriwether of Paragould was a guest of his son, Bob Meriwether and family. David Meriwether accompanied his grandfather home for a visit.
25 years ago
Mrs. Jessie Mae Reece died at Conway Memorial Hospital. She was born in Winder, Ga. She came to Arkansas State Teachers College to teach home economics in 1941. She married George W. Reece, now deceased, a former Conway businessman and owner of the Fair Stores Corp.
Peggy Sturgis was installed as president of the Faulkner County Democratic Women’s Club. Other officers were Arlee Pearson, Pam Lowery, Jennifer Schumaker, Fritzie Vammen, Bessie McFarland and Joyce Graddy. Guest speakers for the event were Jeff Ledbetter of the Mondale-Ferraro presidential campaign, Mary Beth Sudduth of the U.S. Sen. David Pryor campaign and Ella Reese, Faulkner County coordinator for Gov. Bill Clinton. New members of the club were Mary Moseley, Sudduth and Janet Burks.
10 years ago
Rebecca Spooner was guest speaker of the Twentieth Century Club at Conway Country Club. Following the program there for the year, "The Millennium – Looking Back- Looking Forward," Mrs. Spooner quoted scripture verses from the third chapter of Ecclesiastes and said God’s timing was always perfect, not always our timing but His own timing because there was a plan for all of us as long as we live. She also emphasized the power of prayer and gave examples. Mary Catherine Maxey presided and Imogene Holt, secretary, read the minutes of the previous meeting. Nadia Bass gave the treasurer’s report and Bernadine Price reported for the Sunshine Committee. Hostesses for the luncheon were Mary Louise Jumper, Oga Brannan, Lois Blackburn, Roberta Kunsman and Sharon Lessenberry.