75 years ago  

(1934)  

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hobbs and Jane Hobbs delightfully entertained members of the Four-Way girls’ class of the First Methodist Church and a group of junior high school boys at a Halloween frolic at their home on Tyler Street. Guests gathered around a bonfire and were greeted by Mrs. Hobbs and Jane Hobbs, who were in gypsy costumes. The guest enjoyed guessing the identity of the masquerading young people. The guests were incited into the house where they worked through mazes of string to be rewarded by weird fortunes. Bobbing for apples and other games were played. Spooks appeared outside at the windows, and were chased by courageous boys and girls. Attending the party were Nell Rose Simmons, Mildred carter, Carolyn Brooke, Helen Hall, Emma Carolyn Calhoun, Dale Cox, Eloise Rhode, Nancy Harton, Violet Sibley, Margaret Hess, Joyce Biggs, Pete Wood, Doug Shelton, Bill Harton, Berman Maxey, Roy Ott, Judy Wilkins, W.T. Boyce, Wiley Gregory, Eldon Webb, Buddy Farris, and Billy Cole.

  

50 years ago 

(1959)

The Eager Beaver and Lilac Junior Garden Clubs met together at Fairside Elementary School. Mrs. C.S. Bensberg spoke on African violets and how to grow them. Each child was given an African violet leaf to root for a plant. Officers of the Eager Beaver Club wre Janis Montgomery, Charlotte Freeman, Wayne Baldridge and Pam Avra. Lilac Club officers were Dale Nutter, Mary Owen, Nancy Crary, Danny Ratliff, Johnny Tyler and Bob Fraser. Mrs. Rupert Sims and Mrs. Louis Logan of the Green Thumb Garden Club were sponsors of the junior clubs. 

Capt. and Mrs. Hurlis Graham and children, Vonnie, Susan and Steve, of Aberdeen, Miss., who had been the guests of Capt. Graham’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Graham, left for Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., where he had been transferred.

    

25 years ago

(1984)

A "Musical Autumn Feast" was held at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Harrison and Willow streets. The musical honored the pastor, the Rev. L.B. Davis. The Jubleairs, Gospel Wonders, Golden Stars and other groups in the Arkansas Choir and Quartet Union participated.

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated outside her home, mortally wounded in a barrage of bullets fired by her own Kikh bodyguards. Unlike her predecessors, Mrs. Ganhdi, prime minister for 15 of the past 18 years, had not designated a deputy prime minister or a Cabinet minister to succeed her. It had been expected that her son would be sworn in as her temporary successor. 

10 years ago 

(1999)

For Sale: Three-bedroom, log cabin on 2 acres, open floor plan. 3185 Donnell Ridge, $145,900. Prudential Hawks Realty, Inc. 

Conway Civic League met at Howard Johnson Inn. Hostesses were Sue Alread, Polly Bumpers, Elizabeth Benton, Lib Carter, Bobbie Clark and Marian Baker. Mina Hoskins, a woodcarver from Fairfield Bay, presented the program. Gay Moore conducted a short business meeting after the program.