May 8

10 Years Ago

(2008) The Conway Police Department, Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office, and other police agencies within Faulkner County gathered at Simon Park to honor fallen officers who had given their lives for their family and communities. Conway Police Department had lost three officers, Patrolmen Robert Martin (1981), Barry Kent McDaniel (1982) and Lawrence Ray Noblitt (1988). Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office had also lost three officers: Detective Jim Wooley (2003), Deputy William E. Hathaway (1931) and Deputy Oscar L. Honea (1914).

Margaret Grimes’ social studies classes at Bob Courtway Middle School took part in “How We Govern,” a two-day conference hosted by the Faulkner County Museum.

25 Years Ago

(1993) An “All Southern Gospel Singing” was held at the H.B. White Auditorium in Morrilton. Special guest was Don Bingham, host of “Celebrate with Cooking” on KTHV Channel 11.

A National Prayer Day service was held in the park immediately south of city hall. People gathered in small groups to pray and then a group prayer was said.

Geoffrey Fielder, 3, was pictured during a Mother’s Day Out program at Wesley United Methodist Church, showing his mother, La Nell, what he made for her.

Petit Jean Technical College in Morrilton held its commencement exercises at 2 p.m. in the student center on campus.

50 Years Ago

(1968) An architectural conception of Conway’s new Federal Building and Post Office facing Main Street appeared on the front page. The post office that faced Front Street was to be torn down.

In conjunction with National Music Week, the Conway Orpheus Club sponsored the presentation of several numbers from the SCA production of “The Sound of Music” for Conway elementary school children.

The Faulkner County Historical Society board met at the Municipal Building to plan the dedication of historical markers at the Col. A.P. Robinson homesite and the Greathouse Restoration on the courthouse lawn.

75 Years Ago

(1943) Persons living in Conway and Faulkner County with at least a high school education, whether they have had any teaching experience or not, who think they might like to teach in the public schools next year, were asked to list their names and qualifications with J.D. Bollen, county supervisor of schools.

The war manpower commission was studying the possibility of putting the entire country on a 48-hour work week to deal with the growing manpower shortage.

Co-ed candidates won six of the ten officer positions in the student body elections at Hendrix College. Nancy Harton of Conway was elected senior class president.

100 Years Ago

(1918) The annual school elections would be held in a few weeks. In the Conway district, directors would be elected to succeed B.T. Deal and R.W. Robins whose terms were expiring. Other members of the board were D.O. Harton, J.E. Little, S.G. Smith and J.W. James.