10 Years Ago
(2008) Randy Sims, First State Bank president and member of the UCA Board of Trustees, was pictured awarding Jonathan McQuaig his diploma. McQuaig was 50 hours into Stuck on A Truck when UCA graduation occurred so Sims awarded him his diploma under the Stuck on A Truck tent.
Brian Ratliff was serving his 9th year as Toadmaster of Toad Suck Daze. The 40-year-old principal of Vilonia Primary School was pictured with his Toad suit.
The 29th Annual House Auction sale for the Conway Area Career Center’s Building Trades classes was scheduled for May 17.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Irma Gail Hatcher won first place in the Traditional, Pieced, Professional category with her quilt, “Iris Eyes,” at the American Quilter’s Society ninth annual Quilt Show and Contest in Paducah, Kentucky.
Nick Lasker, former player at Conway High and Hendrix College, was named head basketball coach at Northside High School in Fort Smith. He had served three seasons as Mickey Johnson’s assistant at Southside High School.
Betty Moseley was appointed by Gov. Jim Guy Tucker to the Faulkner County Board of Election Commissioners, filling the seat of Allen Lipsmeyer who resigned to devote more time to college studies.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Robert Martin, 25, a patrolman for over a year, was featured as part of Law Enforcement Week. Married to the former Marilyn Smith, he had two sons, Bobby 4, and Robin, 2. He previously worked in the millwork shop at Hiegel Lumber and as a receiving clerk at Universal Cabinet.
The Greenbrier Missionary Baptist Association purchased property at Highway 64 and Milam Drive in Conway to build East Side Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Earl Stout would be the missionary pastor.
Ed Nabholz and Jim Pendergraft were pictured wrestling with a 54-pound cobia caught while trolling in the Gulf of Mexico.
75 Years Ago
(1943) The two-story T.M. Moore residence at 619 Faulkner was purchased by Meril Cole and T.E. Wofford who planned to convert the residence into apartments.
Miss Eloise Rhode, president-elect of the ASTC Y.W.C.A., was elected co-chairman of the Student Christian Association area council.
Jerry Allan Wimberly celebrated his fourth birthday at his home on Davis Street.
The 60th annual singing would be held at the new Methodist church at Centerville, R.H. New said.
J.S. Rogers, Jr. resigned as pharmacist at Greeson Drug to accept a position with John Wyeth and Son of Dallas, a wholesale drug firm.
100 Years Ago
(1918) Mrs. W.A. Gibbon and her two daughters narrowly escaped serious injury when the Ford car in which they were riding turned over in rounding a corner in front of the First Methodist Church on Clifton Street. The occupants escaped injury, but the car was slightly damaged. Mrs. Gibbon, who was on her way to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dan Harton, Jr., where she was to get Mrs. Harton and then drive to Little Rock to spend the day, obtained another car and the party proceeded to Little Rock, none the worse for the accident.