10 Years Ago
(2008) The Conway School District Board of Education named Tammy Woosley, assistant principal at Ida Burns Elementary, the new principal at Theodore Jones Elementary.
Tim Ester celebrated 20 years at Stoby’s Restaurant. Ester came to Stoby’s from Bowen’s Restaurant in the old Ramada Inn.
Conway’s Renee Flynn and Jordan Orvin were pictured competing for the ball at the annual Blue-White soccer game at John McConnell stadium.
Bradley Phillips, vice president of the Conway Jaycees and vice president of the Arkansas Jaycees, traveled to Tokyo, Japan on a “twinning” mission for the Arkansas Junior Chamber.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Conway Community Chorus and the Conway Community Orchestra presented the Biblical story of Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn at the Conway Public Schools Auditorium. The dramatic musical was conducted by Janet Gingerich and featured solists Richard Hobson, Virginia Driggers, Shirley Hankins, Martha Antolik, Neil Jones and Daniel Williams. The orchestra was directed by Alan Burdick, guest conductor.
Greg Nabholz was elected vice president of Nabholz Properties, a commercial land development company formed in 1983.
Ruth Garrett, a merchandising assistant of J.C. Penney in the Conway Towne Centre, was honored as a winner of the company’s Merchandising Assistant Awards competition.
50 Years Ago
(1968) George Rountree returned from a week-long sales training school at Dorsey Laboratories in Lincoln, Nebraska. He formerly was with Olsen Music & Photo Center.
John Ryel, 37, was the new manager of Wal-Mart Discount City in the Mid-Town Shopping Center, succeeding Larry Woods who was transferred to Springdale.
Members of the City Planning Commission were pictured: Sam M. Clark, David Dawson, James H. Brewer, John H. McNutt, Sam R. Adkisson, John P. McConnell, Herman Winters, Paul Hiegel and Dr. Audie J. Lynch.
Robert L. Ott Insurance announced that it purchased the Lee Shock Insurance Agency.
75 Years Ago
(1943) Two generals and the governor of Arkansas were on the program for the formal opening of the WAAC branch No. 3 army administration school at ASTC.
Faulkner County topped the state in the number and quality of Jersey cows according to the president of the Arkansas Jersey Cattle Club. Faulkner County had 161 owners of registered Jerseys.
Faulkner county motorists who have “B” or “C” mileage ration books were reminded that they have to have their initial tire inspection done by February 28.
A six-room residence at the corner of Harkrider and 5th streets was destroyed by fire.
100 Years Ago
(1918) From the Greenbrier column:
The play presented at the school auditorium by the pupils of the high school was well attended and netted $64.50.
We could see the effect of the leak in the bone-dry law, found by our honorable Supreme Court, when a “tin Lizzy” glided into town and shortly afterward some of our boys began to walk as if their heads were heavier than their feet.