10 Years Ago
(2008) Corey Oliver, a teacher at Bob Courtway Middle School, was pictured receiving $25,000 from Milken Family Foundation chairman Lowell Milken at the 2008 Milken Family Foundation National Education Conference in Los Angeles.
Conway Christian seniors Leslie Jones and Sarah Conine were pictured rehearsing lines for the upcoming CCS Drama production, “Robin Hood.”
Jay Bernard, State Farm agent, was named to the President’s Club which consisted of the top 50 of 17,000 agents throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Bill Hannah, CEO of Nabholz Construction, would be the featured speaker at the 4th Annual Junior Achievement Business Luncheon at Hendrix’s Hulen Hall.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Main Street Conway was working on installing flag poles downtown so that all Chamber members could fly a flag for Toad Suck Daze.
Conway residents Irma Gale Hatcher, Jaynette Huff and Linda M. Roy were selected as finalists in the ninth annual American Quilter’s Society Show and Contest in Paducah, Kentucky.
Conway High School swimmers Lars Riethmoller, Jimmy Pierce, David Robertson and McLane Simpson teamed to set a school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay of 1:38:54. The old record was 1:41:86 set in 1991. The CHS swimmers received several awards at a recognition banquet at Hendrix’s Hulen Hall.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Five-year-old Janet Nunn was pictured with the Easter Bunny (Larry Ross) as he invited her to the Jaycee and Jaycette Easter egg hunt at YBMA Fairgrounds.
Curtis Flower Shop, located 18 years at 1204 Oak Street, moved to the Bahner Building at Front and Oak streets where Hager Jewelry Store formerly was located. Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Curtis purchased the flower shop from Mrs. Robert A. McNutt and the late Mr. McNutt in 1960. Mrs. Carl Karber had been with the firm for four years. Part-time employees were John Robert Ward, Mrs. Joe Willbanks, Mrs. Stephen B. Hays and Peggy Miller.
75 Years Ago
(1943) Aviation Cadet John E. Takaes of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was bruised and shaken up when the plane he piloted crashed into the fence on the south side of the Conway municipal airport.
Mayor James J. Kane and Jesse Dempsey, partners in K-D Candy Company, a wholesale firm, left for Chicago on business.
An all-time Monday attendance record was set at the Conway theatre for the second day’s showing of “Star Spangled Rhythm.” Seven hundred and forty-four persons attended.
Memorial hospital got a new surgical nurse to succeed the one who resigned to enter the navy.
100 Years Ago
(1918) Electricians hung a large electric sign between the columns at the entrance of the west drive at Central College. The sign was composed of large letters 15 inches high, electrically lighted, that formed the words, “Central College, 1918.” The sign was purchased by the senior class and given to the college as a memorial.
Conway was asked to contribute $25,000 toward the $500,000 endowment fund of Hendrix College. The college planned to use about half of the new fund for the construction of additional buildings for the college and the remainder would go into the permanent endowment fund.