10 Years Ago
(2008) Dawn Rivers, Mike Maggio, Susan Dilbeck and Joe Pruett were pictured proudly wearing the Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and Goofy medals they received for completing the “Goofy Challenge,” a half-marathon and marathon through the parks at Walt Disney World. Not pictured but also completing was Suzi Wilcox.
Justin Murdock, an eighth-grade home school student, won the Faulkner County Spelling Bee by correctly spelling “hypocrisy.”
Greenbrier nine-year-olds Lane Smith and Blake Herndon won awards for competing in the Arkansas State Series dirt bike races.
CHS-West’s David Langston was named the West-Central Arkansas Choral Directors Association Senior High Director of the Year.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Maurice Moix Jr., 55, senior vice president of project development and marketing would retire in March after serving Nabholz Construction for more than 35 years. Bobby Nutter, 65, senior vice president of production, planned to retire in March or April after 20 years with the firm.
State Rep. Bill Stephens of Conway introduced a bill that would provide elementary school children with a 30-minute physical fitness and activity program taught by a certified physical education teacher.
A 31-member group would visit Conway’s sister city, Quakenbruck, Germany, in July. The Germans came to Conway last year.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Dr. and Mrs. Bob Banister and children, Brad, Brian and Barbara, moved from 10 Rebecca Lane to their new home at 16 Williamsburg Court.
A new florist business, Ye Olde Daisy Shoppe, was opened at 819 Parkway by Mr. and Mrs. Manny Joe Hahn. The shop building, which was owned by Mr. Hahn’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hahn, was the former location of Hahn’s Cleaners. Hahn Cleaners opened in 1934. The younger Hahn worked at Idlehour Florist while he was in high school and returned to work there after he attended college. He had about 12 years in the florist industry.
75 Years Ago
(1943) The first contingent of WAACs to be trained at ASTC arrived. Nine officers and 40 enlisted women were included in the group. The first arrivals composed the instructional staff for the school. Two hundred and fifty women were expected February 26 and 300 about the middle of March.
All institutional users of rationed canned and processed foods had to register with the Faulkner County war price and rationing board to obtain war ration book No. 2. Boarding houses, institutions of involuntary confinement (prisons, mental hospitals) as well as cafes, restaurants, cafeterias, hotels and hospitals had to register.
100 Years Ago
(1918) The senior class at Central College held a successful benefit at the Ideal Theatre to raise money to buy a large electric sign with the words, “Central College” to be hung between the massive columns of the college. Forty dollars was realized.
L.S. Dunaway went to Little Rock this morning after spending the day at his coon dog training camp at Plumerville.