75 years ago


The Cub Scouts held their annual program in the basement of the First Methodist Church last night, with 100 cubs, scouts and friends present. T.M. Boyd, cub master, presided.

The ninth annual charter of the Rev. Sam B. Wiggins to Mr. Boyd, who was given high praise for his work with the boys. Registration cards for the members of the six dens were presented to the boys by Mr. Boyd, who also gave out advancement badges.

50 years ago


A planning and operating committee for the annual Red Cross fund campaign in Faulkner County was named at a meeting yesterday in the Faulkner Courthouse.

Cleddie W. Harper, fund campaign chairman, made the announcement.

On the committee are Harper, Hubert L. Ferguson, Frank Koon, Harold Eidson, Ivan H. Grove, Al Hiegel, Ed Halter Sr., David B. Ray, the Rev. A.R. Reddin, Raymond Price, Elmer Fiddler and Mrs. E.O. Christopher.

25 years ago


Brittany Lea Whitmore, 3-year-old daughter of Jerry and Shelia Whitmore of Conway, recently won titles in several divisions of the Southern Sweetheart Pageant held at the University of Central Arkansas.

Miss Whitmore won titles in the prettiest hair, prettiest smile and prettiest face divisions and was also named first runner-up in overall beauty. She received trophies in all divisions and will be eligible to compete in the state pageant in May.

She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Bunting of Conway.

10 years ago


University of Central Arkansas athletic director Vance Strange, president Lu Hardin and women’s head basketball coach Ron Marvell presented Sandra Thomas, mother of Dandra Thomas, her sister Bridget Thomas, father Danny Thomas and her son Breylin Thomas with a jersey during halftime against Arkansas Tech University. Dandra was a standout at UCA as well as Conway High School and recently died in an automobile accident.