10 Years Ago
(2008) Conway Regional donated 17 defibrillators to Conway schools and city-owned activity centers.
Pat Otto was pictured greeting Louise Simon at the Conway Symphony Designer House at the Ward Mansion.
Jamie Gates, assistant to Mayor Tab Townsell, would be working with Conway Development Corp. to focus on the city’s economic development projects.
Greenbrier High School seniors Rachel Meredith and Justin Covington, named the January 2008 Optimist Teens of the Month, were honored at the club luncheon.
The third annual Chase Race was scheduled to raise money for Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research on Brain Trauma and the Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Donna Anderson Hambuchen was pictured hugging Beth Turner after a ribbon cutting for Anderson House, a residential-care facility at 704 Fourth Street.
Phil Dayer, Jeff Hannie and Mitch Hart were elected directors of Century 21, Dunaway and Hart.
Miss Arkansas Shannon Boy was pictured crowning Melinda Peterson, 23, as Miss Conway 1993. Runner-up was Sonya Dionne Sinclair, 22, a history major at UCA.
Todd Fulmer, Jimmy Pierce, Genie Davis, Emily Caudle, Jeannie Powell, Sandra Juric, Lee Lockhart, Lars Riethmollier, David Robertson, McLane Simpson, Craig Barton, Mike Dunaway, Laura Crow, Kim Howard, Amy Dearing and Kerrie Fleming qualified for the AAA state meet.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Doreatha Wright and Eddie Marie Wardlow were the first applicants from Faulkner County to be selected to attend the Job Corps Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Kay Fronabarger, a Conway High School senior, was pictured as a Miss Conway contestant. A member of DBS, her hobbies were dancing, cooking and playing the piano.
Nearly 200 new library books were processed at Sallie Cone Elementary for the new library area in the cafetorium. Miss Gladys Sachse, Miss Lavonne Blackmon, Miss Frieda Cummings, Mrs. Jerry Bartley, Mrs. Frank Bean, Mrs. Winton Mattison, Mrs. Jesse Clark and Mrs. Charles Clawson were pictured processing the books.
75 Years Ago
(1943) Approximately 250 girls from over the state were at Central College for the 20th annual Girls’ Auxiliary conference.
The agriculture department removed restrictions on bakers’ slicing of bread for home use. The previous restrictions were made because sliced bread required more wax paper to keep it from drying out. The paper and wax situation had improved so the ban was lifted.
Lee Mode and Son’s 156 white-face heifers and bulls brought an total price of approximately $16,000 at auction, an average of over $100 a head. Faulkner County farmers and stockmen purchased 130 of them to be used as breeding stock.
100 Years Ago
(1918) Efforts were made to induce women who did not pay a poll tax last year to do so and thereby qualify themselves to vote in both the municipal primary and the general primary. A long list of women who were qualified to vote was listed in the newspaper.