March 2

10 Years Ago

(2008) Kyle Matheny, Mattie Goad, Kobie Hartman and Kory Westerlan of Greenbrier Eastside Elementary were pictured presenting a skit for “Chorific” during the regional Destination Imagination competition.

Student’s from music teacher Sally Stuart’s after-school bluegrass program at Mayflower Elementary School were pictured playing “Amazing Grace” together: Drake Brown, Chase Lute, Devin Mathis, Kennedy Whillock and Sabrina Morgan.

Ag Pro opened on Tilk Avenue. The company sold a full line of John Deere products, carrying parts and providing service for John Deere equipment.

Brett Battle marked his tenth anniversary at The Plant Outlet and opened Fountains, Pots, Plants and More at 1120 Hogan Lane.

 25 Years go

(1993) Sen. Dale Bumpers would be the featured speaker for the April investiture of Dr. Ann Die as the ninth president of Hendrix College.

Mayflower Superintendent Philip Bell announced that drivers’ education, industrial arts and general cooperative education were being dropped from the curriculum while advanced placement classes, pre-algebra for 8th grade, and tech prep classes, like Applied Mathematics II, business law, and speedwriting, were being added.

Tracy Marie Lesley and Danny Dillon, both seniors at Mayflower High School, were named February Teens of the Month by the Conway Noon Optimist Club.

50 Years Ago

(1968) The political cartoons of George Fisher, whose editorial cartoons appeared in several local newspapers, would be on exhibit at Hendrix College. Fisher had published “All Around the Farkleberry Bush” so Farkleberry juice would be served at the reception.

The congregation of First Baptist Church was considering the purchase of the Mr. and Mrs. Hal Robbins home at 616 Davis. It adjoined the church’s parking lot. The church had recently purchased Mrs. Thad Vogan’s’ home on Ash Street, east of the parking lot.

Toran Pate, 18, was pictured as a Miss Conway contestant. Pate was a freshman elementary education student at SCA.

 75 Years Ago

(1943) John Henry Firestone, 16, employed at Pence Funeral Home, reported to Police Chief Nolan Whiddon that he was struck across the head and face with an empty fruit jar as he accompanied a young girl friend to her home on Front Street. The officer said he believed a “jealous suitor” was responsible for the attack.

Lee Mode announced he would sell 150 white-faced Hereford heifers and six bulls that he purchased in west Texas. The sale would be held at his barn on Front Street. Roy Chaney, Morrilton auctioneer, would be in charge of the sale.

100 Years Ago

(1918) Local food administrator C.E. Durham notified the meat markets and grocery stores selling meat that no meat could be sold in this city on Saturdays, unless the meat was purchased for Sunday use. This meant that housewives who desired to serve pork roast on Sundays would have to order the meat Saturday afternoon. “Meatless Tuesday” would continue to be observed, which meant that the butcher cannot sell meat on that day without making himself liable to a fine.