50 years ago


The first crate of strawberries produced in Faulkner County this year was sold for $36 today. The strawberries were grown by L.G. Gatewood, who lives six miles south of Conway.

The berries were purchased by J.A. Hogan of Hogan’s Grocery at 1364 Mitchell St.

Gatewood said last summer’s drouth and last winter’s severe cold damaged this year’s crop. He hopes to pick 100 crates from a three-fourth acre patch. Gatewood got 200 crates from the same area last year.

The first crate of strawberries in 1963 was brought to Conway by Gatewood on April 20.

25 years ago


Thelma Shock and Mac’ie Patterson fired a 39 to win the women’s Golf Association’s two-woman scramble Tuesday at the Conway Country Club.

Kaye Lord and Janet Kordsmeier shot a 40 to finish second.

Grace Thompson and Lorene Shock had a 41 and placed third.

10 years ago


Conway High School seniors Adrienne Lamar, Blake Wright and Michael Gerard signed letters of intent to play college soccer during a ceremony Wednesday at CHS. Lamar and Gerard signed letters with the University of Central Arkansas, while Wright signed to play with Missouri Southern University. Present at the signing were Adrian’s parents Van and Jackie Lamar; Blake’s parents Darryl and Mary Gatewood, Blake’s grandfather George McCray; and Michael’s parents Theresa and Tom Gerard.