10 Years Ago
(2008) John Michael Denham, Tanner Rivers and Emma Bibbs were pictured helping teacher Jami Springer set up the simple machines purchased with grant money given to Ruth Doyle Intermediate School’s science teachers.
Susan Eggert and Mary Ann Freyaldenhoven were pictured unloading boxes of Girl Scout cookies at the Selby-Ross National Guard Armory.
As a result of the second phase of budget cuts at Conway Public Schools, 14 teaching positions would be eliminated effective July 1. A total of 29.4 certified and 30 classified employees would be displaced as part of the anticipated budget cuts, retirements and resignations.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Main Street Conway held a recognition ceremony at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce office to honor five individuals—David Kordsmeier, Marty Lefler, Janet Gathright, Ken Ingram and Fletcher Smith—for three years of service to Main Street Conway.
Larry Cole of Cole Training Corp. conducted “Total Quality Management Begins with Me,” a seminar, for chief executive officers in El Dorado.
Phyllis S. Loftin opened PR Plus in the Conway Printing Company building at 1316 Oak. The company specialized in professionally writing and producing camera-ready originals for various kinds of print products.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Two students at Greenbrier High School were elected Outstanding Teenagers of America for 1967. They were Deborah Leigh Doggett and Russ Benton. Both would compete for an award honoring the outstanding teenager in Arkansas. The teenager awards were sponsored by the Outstanding Americans Foundation.
Robinette’s Jewelry, 1006 Front St. was burglarized, and a tray of rings was reported missing by George Robinette, the owner. A show window in the front of the store was knocked out. A few rings were recovered from the curb. It was the second burglary in recent months.
75 Years Ago
(1943) The annual Conway High School Peppers Club banquet was held at the Bachelor Hotel for the members, pledges and dates. A valentine motif was carried out, using red and white place cards and programs. Bob Ott, president, gave the invocation. Others appearing on the program were Octavia Lee Donnell, Patsy Camp, Walter Ed Scales, Jean Edwards and Miss Fay Sneed, ASTC student who gave several piano selections. Following the banquet, the group attended the Conway theatre.
Madam Zandorra, world famous mystic, would appear in person at the Conway theatre for seven days.
100 Years Ago
(1918) An interesting feature of the morning service of the First Baptist Church was the presentation by Mrs. Henry S. Traylor’s Berean class of a service flag bearing 32 stars, honoring the 32 members of the church and Sunday school who were in the service of their nation. Twenty of the men were members of the Berean class: They were Lt. Russell Brown, Edgar B. Parker, Percy Stephens, Sol Glenn, Faber Spires, Jack Stevens, Henry Lea, Robert Dodson, Paul Teas, Paul Holt, Troy Hill, Marcus Kuykendall, Esby Rogers, Henry Higgins, Dan Taylor, Byron Shaw, Quitman Rotton, Allen Reid, Lodie Biggs and Shappard Hanner.