10 Years Ago
(2008) UCA President Lu Hardin was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
Clay Parker, Cameron Packard, Tab Townsell, Ronnie Williams and other Sigma Tau Gamma alumni were pictured during the groundbreaking ceremony for the fraternity’s new house on UCA’s Greek Row.
Ann Thompson, who won the National Crowing Championship last fall, turned down an invitation to be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, not wanting to appear with a comic known for off-color jokes.
Bruce Dicus, an Elvis impersonator, was pictured singing at St. Andrews Place during the nursing home’s Valentine’s Day celebration.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Brenda Patrick completed her 25th year of service at Conway Human Development Center.
Classic Realty of Conway changed its name to Henry Hawk and Associates. The real-estate firm owners were Jerry Kimbrough and Henry Hawk.
Dr. Kevin Wright and Garry Clements were pictured erecting a sign for the Greenbrier Animal Clinic which opened at 41 N. Broadview. Dr. Wright and his wife, Dr. Leslie Wright, were partners in the clinic.
Robbie Lankford, Megan Reynolds and Clay Graham won the most unusual, prettiest and most creative prizes, respectively, for their valentine boxes in Lisa Dillard’s fourth grade at Greenbrier Intermediate School.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Thomas G. Wilson, First State Bank president, and Edwin H. Floyd, vice president, were pictured holding a king-sized BankAmericard, symbolizing the bank’s inauguration of a new credit card plan. BankAmericard differed radically from other established credit cards in that it wasn’t limited to upper income people and didn’t concentrate only on restaurants, motels or hotels. It would be accepted throughout the nation and would not charge an annual fee.
Tommy Clements, Melvin White and Russell Williams, three Conway High School seniors, were certified as finalists in the 1967-68 National Merit Scholarship program.
75 Years Ago
(1943) Captains Cecil H. Dickerson and Harley O. Weatherly were listed as officers of the medical detachment, Second Battalion, Conway, of the Arkansas State Guard United, formed to replace the Arkansas National Guard which was on active duty with the nation’s armed forces.
Kenneth C. Ketcheside, associate price specialist of the office of price administration, would conduct a special meeting for the retail grocers at the courthouse. He would explain the different regulations as they applied to the grocers’ business, especially on the new food rationing program that was coming soon.
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 while these 12 were members of the church: Joseph Day, L.E. Dowd, Ben Stephens, Lt. William R. James, Leslie Crafton, Lt. Dan Estes, Elmer Wray, Orlon Wray, W.W. Boyce, Hamilton Conger and Leigh Rotton.