10 Years Ago
(2008) The Greenbrier Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Scott Spainhour as superintendent of schools.
Reserve Deputy Don Fulmer was named Reserve Deputy of the Year while Sgt. Melinda Mickels was awarded a certificate of valor by Sheriff Karl Byrd. Taryn Middleton and Misty Young, county dispatchers, were also commended by Chief Deputy Jerry Gross and Maj. Andy Shock.
The Conway Ministerial Alliance would hold a special time of prayer at the Faulkner County Courthouse. Dr. Quentin Washispack, organizer, would be joined by Senator Stanley Russ, the Conway Christian Choir, Sen. Gilbert Baker, and local area pastors.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Angie Webber, a senior at CHS, was named a finalist in the 1993 Presidential Scholars program.
Lee Edward “Cheeze” White, a retired supervisor for Nabholz Construction, would receive the 1993 James E. Major Service Award at the Hendrix College Alumni Weekend luncheon. White joined Nabholz in 1949 and served as job superintendent for the construction or renovation of every building on the Hendrix College campus, including the renovation of the administration building that was destroyed by fire in 1982.
A new elementary school on College Avenue extended, south of Highway 60, would result in attendance zones changing for the district.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Mike Strain, a Conway junior, ran his best hundred in 10 flat, equaled his best quarter and won three first places at a Searcy track meet.
Brownie Troop #341 at Ellen Smith was pictured all dressed up for Easter: Laura Beene, Dixie Sims, Janice Beene, Eileen Morris, Teresa Satterfield, Lisa Veasley, Deborah Acklin, Ann Berryhill, Tina Satterfield, Lonna Benne, Donna Spotts, Vicky Norman, Jeannie Bartley, Karen Mathis, Joan Langford, Terri Doggett, Paula Hatfield and Betty McDaniels. Troop Leader was Mrs. Travis Sims.
Dr. Foy Lisenby, SCA history professor, presented a paper at the Southwestern Social Science Association in Dallas.
75 Years Ago
(1943) William D. Cole, veteran Conway appliance and farm implement dealer, was elected president of the Chamber of Commerce for 1943-44. Other officers elected were Kenner L. Estes, vice-president; V.D. Hill, secretary; and Guy A. Camp, treasurer.
Two courses in radio fundamentals would be taught in Conway. James Clayton would teach course I while E.E. Cordrey would teach course II.
A man, reported to be insane by his son in Hannibal, Missouri, was arrested after alighting from a Missouri Pacific train. He was removed to the state hospital for nervous diseases. From Clarksville, he had escaped twice from a Missouri institution.
100 Years Ago
(1918) Mayor G.W. Bruce announced the appointment of the following committees: W.H. Gist, J.I. McClurkin and W.W. Westmoreland, light and water; J.I. McClurkin, Opie Hartje and Fred Gordy, finance; and W.H. Gist, W.W. Westmoreland and V.G. Craig, fire. The new mayor said that he had no friends to reward or enemies to punish and urged that every member of the council unselfishly devote himself to the good of the town.
Chester C. Courtney was commissioned second lieutenant in the Army, after having attended an officers’ training school in Tennessee. Courtney had served six years in the regular army. He was with the forces of Gen. Pershing in the Mexican expedition.