75 years ago

(1938)

A party was given at the home of Nora Ellen and Lily Craig south of the Teachers College last Thursday evening. A number of games were played, both inside and on the lawn. Prizes were awarded to Marie Enderlin, Dale Ingram, Dorothy Brown and Ethel Seay. Among the out-of-town guests were Frances stone, teacher at Mayflower, and Undine and Redath Houston of Mt. Vernon, who are attending business college here. Delicious refreshments of hot chocolate and cookies were served.

50 years ago

(1963)

A 2 1/2-year-old girl took a 135-yard joy ride last night in her parents’ car and was found about 30 minutes later after a frantic search by some 25 law officers and volunteers.

How Kimberly Sellers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sellers, started the automobile and how the car wound through its wacky path is still a mystery.

Mrs. Sellers had left Kim in the car about 5:40 p.m., while she went for her purse in the Sellers apartment at the McNutt Funeral Home.

When she returned, the car was gone.

Kim went through the ordeal without a scratch. There were no marks on the car, either, her father said.

25 years ago

(1988)

Bob Berry, 31, of Conway has joined the patrol division of the Conway Police Department. His employment was effective Nov. 7. A 1975 graduate of Greenbrier High School, Berry formerly was employed at Newberry Parts Co. in Conway. He and his wife, the former Sheila Leslie, have two children. Berry is scheduled to attend the Arkansas Law Enforcement and Training Academy in February. He is a son of Patrolman Chuck Berry at the police department.

10 years ago

(2003)

The Twilight Optimist Club of Conway recently donated three Radio Flyer wagons with wooden side rails to Camp Quality. The camp is held at Camp Powderfork in Bald Knob and is a camp for children with cancer. Jack Willis and his wife, Betty, are camp coordinators for Camp Quality. Barbara Perrigo is president of the Twilight Optimist Club.