75 years ago
George W. Dalton, 90-year-old veteran of the Union Army, today was acclaimed by state revenue agents in Faulkner County to be the oldest man in Arkansas holding an automobile driver’s license.
The spry veteran, a resident of the Enola community since 1854, called at the sheriff’s office yesterday in person and obtained his 1939 driving permit.
He answered "no" when asked whether he wore glasses while driving. This is one of several questions asked all applicants for driver’s licenses.
50 years ago
Five juniors will vie for the Wampus Cat yearbook queen’s title Feb. 13 in the Conway High School Beauty Revue. They are Nancy Herring, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Herring; Peggy Moore, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Motley; Janette Lea, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Lea; Lou Ann Curtis, 16, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Myers B. Curtis; and Sandra Fulmer, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Fulmer. Misses Fulmer and Moore have been in the contest previously. Ten other girls from the sophomore and senior classes will be judged in the contest.
25 years ago
Traci Williams took her triumphant walk down the runway after being named the 1989 yearbook queen at the Conway High School "Queen of Hearts" Beauty Revue last night at the CHS gymnasium. Miss Williams, a junior at CHS, is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams of Conway. Reggie Engelkes, a junior and daughter of Jack Engelkes and Suzanne Engelkes, was named first runner-up and Amanda Pendergraft, a junior and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Pendergraft, was named second runner-up.
10 years ago
Alderman Sandy Brewer, 49, recently announced that he will be a candidate for re-election to the Conway City Council, Ward 2, Position 2, a citywide, at-large position, in the November general election.
Brewer is manager of materials and property at Conway Corp.
His family includes his parents, Jim and Bobbye Brewer; his wife, Cheryl; three children; and three grandchildren.