special to the log cabin

75 years ago  

(1935)  

A new exclusive hat shop would be open in about two weeks in the Vogue Beauty Salon on the ground floor of the old Faulkner County Bank Building, Miss Margie Baker announced. Miss Baker, who was well known to Conway shoppers, would leave for eastern markets this week to purchase a stock for her shop.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Speaker and children moved to a cottage at 610 Donaghey Ave.

50 years ago 

(1960)

A girls trio entertained the Conway Kiwanis Club at their weekly luncheon meeting. The group included Bill Lou Mabry, Frances Naylor and Tommy Sue Cardin. The girls attended Conway High School. The club had only two of its members absent. Bill Price was received as a new member. Key clubbers Joe Fred Young and Freddy Pike were guests.

Robert W. Henry, Conway attorney, succeeded George Shaw as executive secretary of the Conway Housing Authority. Mr. Shaw had directed the affairs of the Authority since it was set up in 1942.

25 years ago

(1985)

15 Conway Brownie Girl Scouts were awarded the Brownie “B” patch and the Pet badge. All were members of Brownie Troop 617. The girls were second- and third-graders from Julia Lee Moore Elementary School and the Conway Christian Academy. Earning the awards were Erin Balogh, Jennifer Cheek, Kelley Davis, Missy Earls, Wendy Graddy, Gray Griffith, Rebekah Hall, Jennifer Harness, Jamie Holmes, Melissa Moix, Jennifer Paul, Sandy Sharp, Meredith Simon, Brandy Snipan and Holli Taylor. Troop leaders were Rosemary Graddy and Nancy Moix.

10 years ago 

(2000)

Five students enrolled in the Greenbrier High School EAST Environmental and Spatial — Lab course were working on an impressive and challenging task. Armed with a pair of Global Positioning System devices the students were in the process of double-checking the placement of 100 quail feeders in the 4,200 acre tract at Camp Robinson that the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission had designated for hunting and dog training. Former Greenbrier educator Calvin Robinette, now a wildlife biologist for Game and Fish, set in motion this unusual project for seniors Justin Tosh, David Gates and Elise Markenstrana and sophomores Jonathan Jones and Will Roberts. Mike Walker of Game and Fish said the commission purchased 2,000 quail from private firms each year and set up 100 feeder sites. Knowing that a convey needed to have a certain area to supplement itself, the students have used their GPS to find and note the feeder sites on a map. Biologist Michelle Hunt has assisted the students with the project. Rhonda Hall was the EAST advisor. “Kids are our future,” Robinette said. “If we can work with them and show them that we’re more than a hunting and fishing organization, that we have different types of job positions, they may want to work for us. And this shows us how we can use technology to our benefit.”