April 7

10 Years Ago

(2008) Ariana Meriwether and Sehr Shaikh, both Conway High School seniors, would have drawings included in the Junior Auxiliary Cookbook “Simply Irresistible…Too.” Both girls received $100 Target gift certificates and thank you scrapbooks for their drawings which were unveiled at Conway Regional Medical Center.

The Faulkner County HIPPY program was awarded the Stellar award at the state HIPPY conference because it scored 90 percent or higher during its annual site visit from HIPPY USA. Pictured were Deanna Penrod, Judi Brunson, Peggy Kilpatrick, Tammy Westerman, Carie Campbell, Jennifer Reams, April Motley, and Elizabeth Langrell.

25 Years Ago

(1993) Second District Rep. Ray Thornton spoke to the Conway Noon Optimist Club. Thornton discussed his position on topics of current interest.

Tracy Lesley, Robyn Dietsch and John Bales were pictured designing the Mayflower High School senior class shirts.

Nathan Swaffer, 12, was pictured with his first turkey that he bagged while hunting in Perry County. It weighed 18 pounds and had an 8 ½ inch beard. Don Green was also pictured with the 15 ¾ pound gobbler he killed outside of Greenbrier.

Place kicker Lance Ellison of Conway booted a 60-yard field goal in the final spring scrimmage of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

50 Years Ago

(1968) W. Kimbrough Manning, superintendent of Mount Vernon schools for four years, was hired as superintendent of Vilonia schools.

Betty Patterson was chosen the Roman Goddess of the 1968 Junior Classical League convention held at SCA. Other students representing the Conway Latin Club were Ellen Hefley, Debbie Hunter and Debbie Coffman.

The faculty of Ida Burns Elementary hosted the Conway Faculty Club at Conway Junior High School. Elementary music students of Mrs. Arthur Havens presented a musical program.

Gary Greene, an SCA junior business and economics major, was pictured receiving a scholarship from the District II Arkansas Bankers Association.

75 Years Ago

(1943) Fred W. Halter, who lived east of Conway on Highway 64, was earning a nice profit from the egg production of his 56 hens. During the first three months of 1943, his hens produced 3,560 eggs. He sold 223 dozen for $77.60.

Sheriff Clarence O. Woodruff received a check for $16,012.17 from Guy A. Thompson of St. Louis, trustee of the Missouri Pacific railway, covering all the company’s state, county, school, city and municipal improvement district taxes due for 1942. Faulkner County’s biggest taxpayer, the company paid the lump sum three days before their usual first quarter payment was due.

100 Years Ago

(1918) Members who had enlisted in the home guard met at the Conway Commercial Club room to perfect the organization. Officers elected were A.L. Jones, captain; Professor K.L. Holloway, first lieutenant; and Dr. J.Z. Bailey, second lieutenant. Sixty-five members took the oath of service. Captain Jones said anyone interested in serving should go before H.T. Whidden at S.G. Smith’s to take the oath of allegiance.

Episode ten of the thrilling serial, “The Purple Mask,” was offered at the Grand Theatre. Miss Grace Cunnard played the leading role. Her dare-devil stunts made the serial one of the most exciting ever shown in the city.