75 years ago


Mrs. James W. Byrd, Jr., was hostess to the Wednesday Duplicate Club at her home on Locust Avenue Wednesday afternoon. Vases and baskets of roses and other garden flowers were attractively placed in the entrance hall and library. Mrs. Frank E. Robins won the high score prize. At the conclusion of the games Mrs. Byrd served a salad plate with raspberry ice cream and cake.

50 years ago


Troop 201, Boy Scouts of America, will leave tomorrow to spend a week at Camp Quapaw near Benton. The troop is sponsored by the First Baptist Church. Warren E. Oliver is scoutmaster.

The boys include Terry Bishop, Jimmy Case, Jerry Crane, John and Bill Ferguson, Ronnie Fulmer, Bill, Steve and Tom Lane, Don Lesslie, Bill Milburn, Jimmy Montgomery, Mike New, Johnny Ray, Jimmy Sawrie, David Wilcox, Mike Martin, Steve Patrick, Tom Perry and Bobby Reynolds.

Randy Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Ray, Jr., has been serving on the Camp Quapaw staff before joining his parents in Washington, D.C.

25 years ago


Mike Shock, president of the Conway Kiwanis Club; Lou Green, director of HAVEN; and Randy Sims, a Kiwanian and co-director of the Toad Suck 10K Race, chatted before a Kiwanis meeting yestserday at which Mrs. Green was presented a check for $905.58 for HAVEN raised at this year’s race. HAVEN (Home for Abuse Victims in Emergency Need) shares proceeds from the race with Kiwanis projects for the hearing impaired. The race is sponsored as part of Toad Suck Daze by the club, First National Bank and Wendy’s.

10 years ago


The new assistant dean for student development at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is Conway attorney Rhonda Wood.

In addition to practicing law in Conway, Wood began teaching health law at the Bowen School of Law in 2002. Now, as the assistant dean, she will continue to teach and handle all recruiting of students, work with admissions and take part in other administrative duties.