10 Years Ago
(2008) For the second time in a week, snow fell in Conway adding one to three inches around the area. Logan Reed, Austin Reed, Kelsie Kehler, Rachel Prall and Mississippi Sherrod were all pictured building snowmen.
Stephen B. Whiting was pictured receiving the Presidential Award from Dr. Ann Robinson, President of AGATE at the recent AGATE Conference in Hot Springs. He was presented the award for volunteering his time to provide advice and analysis on the impact of proposed and current legislation on students, teachers and administrators involved in Gifted and Talented education in Arkansas.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Derrick Heslep, 16, received the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a member of Troop 434. His Eagle project was assisting in the repair and renovation of Sunny Gap Baptist Church.
Ellen Smith Elementary School kindergartener Paul Zarlingo was pictured making his own pizza while classmate Edward Ball pondered his next choice of toppings at Pizza Inn Restaurant on Oak Street. The class toured the restaurant with their teachers, Becky Ellis and Sonya Smith, as part of their study on nutrition.
Pat Jernigan was named business unit executive of the Enterprise Systems group of Acxiom Corporation.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Wampus Cat basketball players who would represent Conway at the Class AAA basketball tournament at Barton Coliseum were Cecil Ward, Stan Dickerson, Gene Salter, David Wilcox, Mike New, Steve Fulmer, Richard Hammonds, Robert Balenton, Wayne Boone, David Mitchell, Clay Lamey and Jack Hendrickson.
Bill Abernathy, principal at Conway Junior High School, was named superintendent of Greenbrier Public Schools after the resignation of Hershell R. Lee.
Nancy Crary, a freshman at SCA, was pictured as a Miss Conway contestant. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau and her talent would be a dramatic reading.
75 Years Ago
(1943) It was estimated that Faulkner County would receive $2,500 and Conway $1,800 per year from the first $8 million sales tax collected under the new turnback bill which was passed by the legislature.
Walter McCarville, assistant manager of the Oklahoma City branch of Swift and Company, would be the new manager of the ice cream, butter, cream, poultry and egg plant in Conway after Paul L. Grange, manager for four and a half years, was transferred to LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
Senator John L. McClellan was notified that his eldest son, Max, had died of spinal meningitis in north Africa.
100 Years Ago
(1918) With excellent weather for practice, the Hendrix College Bulldog squad under Coach “Tiny” Watson was showing indications of strength. “Mut” Wahl, Clyde McDonald and Henderson were expected to be cornerstones, but Coker, a right-hander who “tossed ‘em over” for the Monticello Aggies last year, looked good in practice. Another good man is Wollard, a tall, slender boy with an arm capable of sending a ball to either of the bases with the speed and accuracy of a bullet. In the outfield, the coach was satisfied with the performance of Andrews and Schisler.