10 Years Ago
(2008) Sherri and Greg Pillow, co-chairs of Toad Suck Daze 2008, were pictured with their children, Jack, 9, and Kate, 7, in the special Toad Suck Daze publication.
Chauncey Holloman, UCA entrepreneur, won the $20,000 top prize at the 8th annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup undergraduate competition. She would next compete in the Tri-State Donald W. Reynolds’ Cup business plan competition in Las Vegas. Her business, Renaissance Clothing, had been in business about 17 months.
Joyce Fiddler was selected as the 2007 Friend of the Year and Maria Miller was named 2007 Volunteer of the Year at the Faulkner County Library.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Fifth grade Marguerite Vann students Amanda Johnson, Josh Allison, Amy White and Sara Prestwood were pictured preparing for the play, “50’s Follies,” at the Conway Public Schools Auditorium.
Ella Reese of Conway was named Teacher of the Year for Carl Stuart Middle School. She taught seventh-grade mathematics and was chairman of the mathematics department.
Conway High School journalists received 45 awards at the recent annual Arkansas High School Press Association Convention in Little Rock. Jason Willey placed first in yearbook advertising layout. Jeani Johnson, their sponsor, was also serving as Central Arkansas’ regional director of the Arkansas Journalism Advisors Association.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Dr. William T. Flynt announced that Ross Lynn West would be the new associate pastor at First Baptist Church.
Winners of the Conway Optimist Club oratorical contest were Robert Shulte, first; Kenny Claffin, second; Mike Stoltz, third; and Alton Frayburger, fourth.
Justice Jim Johnson, 44, filed as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate while his wife, Virginia, 40, filed as a candidate for governor in one of the most dramatic political moves in Arkansas history.
Sen. Guy “Mutt” Jones filed for re-election to the 14th district post he had held for five terms.
75 Years Ago
(1943) A delivery boy for Greeson’s Drug Store was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was riding to make a delivery crashed into a parked truck in the 500 block of Faulkner Street. He was removed to Memorial Hospital.
The maximum prices which could be paid to farm producers for live broilers, fryers and roosters in Faulkner County was 26.75 cents per pound, officials of the state office of price administration at Little Rock announced.
The Central PTA held its annual summer round-up campaign to examine pre-schoolers who would be attending school in the fall.
100 Years Ago
1918) The annual conference of the Women’s Missionary Society of the North Arkansas Conference, M.E. church, south, was held at the First Methodist Church in Conway. Mrs. F.M. Tolleson of Jonesboro was president. A luncheon was served to the 100 delegates in the church basement by the ladies of the Conway society.
Tom Davis, vice-president of the Bank of Conway, was designated to lead the next American Red Cross drive for Faulkner County. Of the $100 million it is proposed to raise, Faulkner County’s quota has been set at $8,000.