75 years ago

(1938)

Mr. and Mrs. O.N. Harkey delightfully entertained a group of friends Monday evening at their home on Clifton Street at a dinner-bridge party. Many vases of iris, lilacs and spirea brightened the interior, and a dainty menu in courses was served on especially decorated small tables. Games of bridge were played during the evening and prizes were won by Col. and Mrs. H.L. McAlister.

50 years ago

(1963)

E. Boyd Allen, manager of Baldwin Piano Co. here since its opening four years ago, has been transferred to a Baldwin plant in Greenwood, Miss., it was announced today.

Jack Cornwell, assistant to Allen for more than two years, was named to manager of the Conway plant.

Allen will assume his duties Mississippi Monday, but he said his wife and son, Robert Allen, a senior at Conway High School, will not move until school ends in May. The Allens have one other son, Donald, student at the University of Arkansas, now temporarily employed in Little Rock.

Cornwell and his wife live in Conway and have three children, Jackie, 18, Jerry, 16, and Diane, 12. The family has been in Conway five years.

25 years ago

(1988)

Leslie Phillips of Greenbrier has been chosen as the Conway area recipient of the 1988 Walmart Foundation Community Scholarship, according to Ron Fairchild, store manager of Walmart Discount City in Conway Towne Center.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded each spring to a college-bound student from the Conway area and distributed over a two-year period.

Miss Phillips, a senior at Greenbrier High School, plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas in the fall.

The first and second alternates for the award are Julie Anderson of Conway High School and Lacey Perna of Mount Vernon High School, respectively.

10 years ago

(2003)

Susan McDougal will make a second appearance in Conway on Friday at That Bookstore at Mountebanq Place. She will discuss and sign copies of her book, "The Woman Who Wouldn’t Talk," at 7 p.m.

Reservations are not required and the bookstore is prepared to host more than the 150 people who attended McDougal’s previous appearance. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.