10 Years Ago
(2008) Leigh Counts would view art from the Renaissance masters, bargain in outdoor markets, and learn to speak Italian for a semester with Harding University’s International Program in Florence, Italy. The students would stay in the University-owned villa there.
The United Way of Faulkner County changed its name to United Way of Central Arkansas. Rick Woody was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award at the annual awards gala for his work with the Kacie Woody Internet Predator Awareness Team.
Emily A. Lock of Greenbrier was appointed to the NHSA Wrangler Division All Star Rodeo team, a corporate-sponsored youth rodeo team.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Scott Schwartz, 26, an assistant football coach at Conway High School, was named assistant football coach at the University of Central Arkansas.
The Conway School District signed a lease with the state Board of Developmental Disabilities Services for ten acres at the Conway Human Development Center for a new elementary school in east Conway.
The Conway Jaycees and Conway city employees staged the third annual “Conway Football Classic Benefit Bowl” to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Conway. The full-contact game would be played at Wampus Cat Stadium with the players dressed out in full pads.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Gerald Ward of Damascus paid his filing fee for Faulkner County judge. He had been in the dairy business for 12 years.
The Conway Country Club named a Teen-age Activity Committee to coordinate teen-age activities with regular membership activities. Committee members were Mrs. B.B. Spencer chairman, and in charge of public relations; Mrs. Cy Gray, in charge of entertainment; and Cy Gray, in charge of refreshment and food. A monthly dance with live entertainment and patio/pool parties were planned.
Austin’s Dog ‘N’ Suds advertised a Coney Dog one cent sale—buy one and get the second for a penny.
75 Years Ago
(1943) For sale: Six-room bungalow with nearly two acres, 1619 Clifton. Plastered house, water sewer, lights and gas. To close an estate, we are authorized to make a special price of $2,250. Bahner & Co, Established in 1902.
The city’s preferential primary scheduled for February 9 was cancelled because there was only one candidate for each elected position. The primary would be February 23 and the general election in April.
Fifty naval aviation cadets began intermediate flight training at ASTC. The candidates would receive a minimum of 20 hours of flight training at the Kenneth Starnes school and 72 hours of groundwork.
100 Years Ago
(1918) “Here are some don’ts that will help win the war: Don’t waste food; it will feed our armies and our allies. Don’t burn coal when you can get wood; it will move our ships. Don’t neglect to observe the meatless and wheat-less days. Don’t kill calves for veal; let them mature for beef. Don’t fail to respond to all government calls for service.”