May 29

(2008)

10 Years Ago

Nick Heathscott, St. Joseph basketball standout, signed a commitment letter to play basketball at Hendrix College.

Gideon and Gabriel Baker were pictured as two of 41 graduates at the Conway Christian Learning Academy kindergarten graduation. They will graduate high school in 2020.

Eleven Webelos transitioned to Boy Scout Troup 71: Nikolas Stow, Skylar Gieber, Paden Sharp, Blake Thompson, Brenton Ernsbarger, Anthony Gilbertson, Justin Case, Ian Spatz, Adam Stauber, Zachary Powers and Jacob Hines.

The Boomers—Joe Lombardi, Mike Schaefer, Conrad Shumaker and Sara Shumaker—would perform as part of the Faulkner County Library’s evening concert series.

(1993)

25 Years Ago

Sen. Stanley Russ was unanimously nominated as president pro tempore of the Arkansas State Senate for 1995 and 1996.

Bob Meriwether, professor of education, history and political science at Hendrix College, was honored at Conway High School’s graduation as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Sen. David Pryor was the commencement speaker.

Angie Webber, a Conway High School senior, was named a national Presidential Scholar for 1993, one of three chosen from Arkansas and 141 nationwide.

St. Joseph Parish celebrated its 115th birthday with special liturgies and celebrations. The parish had 1,280 active families in attendance.

(1968)

50 Years Ago

Betty Ethridge, Teen Chairman for the March of Dimes and vice-president of Delta Beta Sigma, was pictured presenting her sorority sisters, Nancy Burnett and Nancy Moix, a service award plaque for voluntary leadership in the National Foundation’s program.

Henry Dial, assistant superintendent for curriculum; Jim Stone, Ellen Smith principal; Charlsie B. Little, Salle Cone principal; Julia Lee Moore, Ida Burns principal and teachers Mrs. Cliff Horton, Mrs. Nolen Smith, Mrs. Fletcher Lowry, Mrs. David Moseley, Mrs. Charles B. Downs and Mrs. Irvin Shelby went to Fort Lauderdale for a three-day workshop.

(1943)

75 Years Ago

The annual North Arkansas Methodist conference youth assembly and the annual Christian adventure assembly for ages 12 to 14, would be held at Hendrix College.

Sixty boys registered at the fire station to work during a Conway cleanup drive being sponsored by Y.B.M.A. They would be paid $3 for two days or would be given a week’s camping privilege at Camp Kiwanis on Cove Creek.

Conway Public School Supt. B.A. Short announced that the ninth grade, which had been quartered at the junior high, would be moved to the senior high school building at the opening of the fall term.

(1918)

100 Years Ago

Contributions to a Victrola Fund for sick soldiers at Camp Pike netted $25.50, according to Mrs. Rosa L. Hicks, who was conducting the campaign.

Miss Elsie Harrison went to Little Rock for a short visit with friends.