February 9

10 Years Ago

(2008) Hayley Smith was crowned queen at the 2008 CHS Beauty Revue. Other contestants were Kiara Jaquez, Morgan Holt, Layne Hall, Laine McConnell and Jacey Stone.

The UCA Board of Trustees approved easements necessary for the construction of a roundabout at Bruce Street and Farris Road.

Alexis Hendrickson and Jennifer Pruett were pictured dipping strawberries into the chocolate fountain at the 13th annual Chocoholics Dream Night Out at the Old Gin.

Penny Gardener of Mount Vernon was pictured at the craps table during the Pete Hart Memorial Casino Night at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event benefitted Easter Seals Arkansas.

25 Years Ago

(1993) Dave Harrington, Director of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission and Greenbrier native, spoke at the Second Monday Luncheon at Bowen’s Ramada Inn Restaurant. He was pictured visiting with Elwood Smith after addressing the group.

A lawsuit contending Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. out-priced its competition in pharmaceutical items to hurt competition was postponed until August. Plaintiffs were American Drug Inc., Tim Benton of Mayflower Family Pharmacy, and Jim Hendrickson of Baker Drug Store.

Afua Amoakohene, Conway High School’s Homecoming Queen, was selected as a finalist for Arkansas’ 13th annual Homecoming Queen contest at the Excelsior Hotel in Little Rock.

50 Years Ago

(1968) Carole Wood was named 1968 Wampus Cat Queen at the Beauty Revue. First runner-up was Suzanne Dunaway.

Frank Watkins would assume the position of general manager of Conway Motor Sales when Clarence White stepped down after 20 years.

Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright spoke at the convocation at Hendrix College. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was a known critic of the Vietnam War.

Pam Halsey, a Greenbrier High School senior, was one of four 4-H Club members representing Arkansas at the 15th Junior Poultry and Egg Fact Finding Conference in Kansas City.

75 Years Ago

(1943) Police Chief Nolan Whidden warned Conway motorists that “too many of them are failing to observe stop signals.” Whidden said he planned to instruct officers to issue court orders to those persons guilty of not observing the traffic laws.

Miss Ehrline Rowden, state information officer of the state office of price administration in Little Rock spoke at the courthouse to the block leaders of Conway, giving instructions on point rationing. Women failing to attend that session could attend another session that night.

Boy Scout Troop No. 71 would celebrate the 33rd anniversary of scouting in the U.S. at the First Methodist Church.

100 Years Ago

(1918) Lt. Gus Allison, stationed at Camp Pike, spent the day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Allison.

The oldest citizen in point of continuous residence and one of the oldest in point of years would be a candidate for mayor of Conway. Col. G.W. Bruce paid his fee to Secretary V.D. Hill and announced that he was in the race. Bruce came to Conway 45 years ago.