75 years ago


Sherril C. Benton of Conway has been appointed wholesale distributing agent for the Arkansas Fuel Oil Company, including Faulkner, Conway and parts of Van Buren and Perry counties, it was announced today. The company, which was formerly operated under the name of Loreco, is now a Cities Service organization. Mr. Benton, who replaced P.M. Bell, transferred to Fort Smith, will have charge of distributing all Cities Service products in this territory.

50 years ago


The Conway Lions Club’s annual broom and bulb sale last night grossed $1,617, Louise Morehouse, chairman, said.

Approximately 20 teams from the noon and evening clubs covered most of the city in about three hours. Last year’s sale was conducted in two nights and grossed $1,870. Morehouse said a few Lions would complete some areas tonight and this year’s figure could exceed last year’s.

Proceeds from the sale are used to support the club’s blind program.

25 years ago


St. Joseph’s Matt Kordsmeier will play for the Arkansas Wigs’ 19-and-under AAU basketball team against the Russian National team Monday, May 22. The game will be played in the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro.

The 6-5 Kordsmeier, who has signed to play at the University of Central Arkansas, will join players from around the state on the team.

10 years ago


Max Loyd, Vilonia High School basketball coach Alvin Riley, and Sherry Loyd watched as Rose Loyd signed a letter of intent to attend and play basketball with the University of Central Arkansas in the fall. Loyd led the Vilonia Lady Eagles to an appearance in the 2004 AAAA State Championship game.