10 Years Ago
(2008) A fundraiser was held to purchase playground equipment for the new elementary school which would open in the fall on Padgett Road.
Hendrix graduated 204 students at the 124th Commencement of the college. U.S. District Judge William R. “Mule” Wilson, a 1962 Hendrix alumnus, was the commencement speaker.
Robin Morrissey and her fiancé, Ken Stauffer, were planning to open up Stromboli’s while Casa Mariachi opened across from Conway High School West. Taco Bueno also would open May 12.
Snap-on Equipment dedicated the Jack D. Michaels Training Center. Michaels, former president and CEO, had served on the board since 1998.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Four Gold Lake Club Road residents saved the lives of two Conway fishermen on Lake Conway. Anthony Martin Mullins, 31, and Greg Lynn Cullum, 13, were on Lake Conway when a rainstorm with 40-mile-an-hour winds swamped their 12-foot aluminum boat. Cullum held on to a lifejacket and Mullins clung to a tree. Essie Bryant heard their cries for help and Vic Springer called 911. Harold Ellis was able to throw an extension cord to Mullins and pull him ashore. Steve White got in his boat and rescued Cullum who was about 75 feet from shore.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Five Conway ministers attended an Arkansas Economic Education Conference for the Clergy in Hot Springs: Rev. Robert D. Crawford, Union Baptist; Rev. Carl Settle, Wesley Foundation at SCA; Rev. Worth Gibson, First United Methodist Church; Rev. John R. Shell, First Presbyterian Church; and Rev. Limuel Parks, St. Peter’s Episcopal.
Joe Hunnicutt served as chairman for the Conway Chamber of Commerce membership drive. Other committee members were Guy A. Camp, Jr., Herman Winters, Jerry Ball, Dr. Fred McCoy, A.J. Hambuchen, Jr., John P. McConnell, Louie H. Morehouse, Galley Sevier, Joe Siebenmorgen, Edwin H. Floyd, Jimmie Ligon, Bob Schwartz and Ray Earnhart.
75 Years Ago
(1943) Will Andrew Berry, 71, retired postal clerk, died at Conway Memorial Hospital. He moved with his family to Springfield about 1893 and spent the last 25 years in Conway.
Junior speech pupils of Mrs. Walter Scales presented a recital in the high school auditorium.
Faulkner County farmers were notified that they must collect stamps for meat, butter and fats sold and must turn them in once a month to the county war price and rationing board.
The worst flood since 1927 was expected as the Arkansas was predicted to crest 37 to 38 feet at Ft. Smith.
100 Years Ago
(1918) At a meeting of the Conway Commercial Club, it was unanimously voted that Conway should raise $75,000 of the $400,000 endowment fund to be secured for Hendrix College.
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