10 Years Ago
(2008) Third graders Will LaRue and Zach Ward were pictured listening to Sen. Gilbert Baker read Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” during the Conway Christian Schools’ Dr. Seuss birthday celebration.
Dr. Theman Taylor, UCA history professor, was pictured being sworn in by Circuit Judge David Clark as a member of the Daisy Bates Holiday Committee.
Over 45 runners from Faulkner County ran in the Little Rock Marathon and Half Marathon to raise money and awareness for Neurofibromatosis (NF).
Conway’s Erick Abbate had a three-game total of 720 to earn individual medalist honors at the recent 7A-6A state bowling championship in Hot Springs.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Anna Dellinger, 3, and Brooks Ann Lefler, 3, were pictured riding in a patriotic parade held at Woodland Heights Christian Preschool.
UCA and AETN were seeking a $7.1 million appropriation for a joint facility to be used by AETN and UCA’s radio, television and print journalism students. Senator Stanley Russ filed the bill with the legislature.
Lisa Renee James, Shauna R. Martin, Alison Renee Nail, Melinda Peterson, Sonya Dionne Sinclair and Janna Leigh Southerland would vie for the title of Miss Conway 1993 at the Conway Public Schools Auditorium. Shannon Boy, Miss Arkansas 1992, would perform with Julia Lee Moore Elementary students.
50 Years Ago
(1968) The Junior Civic League was planning its annual benefit bridge game at Hendrix College. Chairmen for the event were Mrs. Neil Floyd, Mrs. Sherbert Benton, Mrs. Robert Benafield, Mrs. John McConnell, Mrs. Ferris Baker, Mrs. Warren Oliver, Mrs. Roger Meadow, Mrs. E.E. Fraser, and Mrs. Edward Halter, Jr.
Starkey Construction of Conway was building the new 750-seat dome-type theater in the Village Shopping Center at Asher and University in Little Rock. Jack and Verlon Starkey flew to San Francisco to view two theaters there which were similar to the one under way in Little Rock.
75 Years Ago
(1943) Rev. J. Russell Cross, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, was elected president of the Conway Ministerial Alliance at an organization meeting held at the First Methodist Church.
The reorganized Conway Country Club would hold an “Open House” at the clubhouse beginning at 8:30 p.m. The club recently conducted a new member campaign which resulted in 65 new members. Richard M. Pence was president of the club.
The legislature demoted some legal holidays to “memorial days” after Secretary of State C.G. Hall pointed out that the state’s business was handicapped by too many legal holidays.
100 Years Ago
(1918) While running about 35 miles an hour, it was said ten tank cars loaded with gasoline and four box cars attached to southbound No. 1810 went into a ditch, nine miles south of Conway at 4 a.m. Traffic was delayed for over 12 hours as a result of the derailment.
A telegram was received from Washington, D.C. saying that William Frank Woodhouse, 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.S. Woodhouse of near Conway, had been severely wounded in action in France. Woodhouse was the first Faulkner County soldier to have been reported wounded in the war.