75 years ago

(1937)

Conway today mourned the death of George W. Donaghey — the only man this city ever sent to the governor’s office.

Although he had been away from Conway nearly 30 years, Mr. Donaghey always called this city "home" and hardly a month ever passed that he did not visit friends and relatives here.

It was only two weeks ago last Sunday that the genial "governor" paid his last visit to Conway.

Mr. Donaghey’s only living relatives in Arkansas are two residents on Conway. They are Mrs. J.H. Hartje and H.B. Ingram, cousins. Mrs. Donaghey’s sister-in-law, Mrs. Nannie Wallace, resides here also.

His father and mother, the late Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Donaghey, and several brothers and sisters, are buried in Oak Grove cemetery.

Mr. Donaghey was a member of the committee that secured the location of the Arkansas State Teachers College here.

50 years ago

(1962)

Hager’s Jewelry presented Mrs. Joe Walthall with a Lady Elgin 14-carat solid gold watch, valued at $87.50, last night following drawing. Another watch will be given away tonight.

25 years ago

(1987)

During a performance yesterday by students at the Punkin Patch child care center, Elliott Isom, Nicole Sanders and Jennifer Irby, all age 3, sung as they portrayed "three French hens" in "The Twelve Days of Christmas." The children entertained residents of the Faulkner Nursing Center with a program, then distributed gifts and joined the nursing home residents in singing "Joy to the World." Elliott is a son of Jim and Patrice Isom, Nicole is a daughter of Mike and Patty Sanders and Jennifer is a daughter of Gary and Karen Irby, all of Conway.