May 27

(2008)

10 Years Ago 

Payton Cope, Katie Larson, Robbie Powell, Casey Dubois, David Arnold and Mason Strother were honored by the Duke TIP program at an awards ceremony at UALR.

The Faulkner County Circle of Friends and Smokehouse Restaurant made a donation of $8,742.03 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The money was raised at Keegan’s Bash for Cash.

Kerry Saylors, Guy-Perkins superintendent, and his wife, Rose Saylors, Guy-Perkins elementary principal, resigned to move back home to Jasper.

McKinley Rea, a Conway High School junior, qualified for the NIKE Outdoor Nationals at Greensboro, North Carolina, clearing 12 feet in the pole vault.

(1993)

 25 years Ago

Janna Leigh Southerland, a 1990 graduate of Conway High School and junior pre-nursing major, was selected the 1993 Ouachitonian Yearbook Beauty at Ouachita Baptist University.

Dr. Ronald K. Bramlett, associate professor of psychology and counseling at UCA, was named president elect of the Arkansas School Psychology Association for 1993-94.

Mrs. Levi Reynolds, wife of a former CBC student who pastored several churches in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi for 32 years, gifted their home in Searcy to Central Baptist College. The house was sold, and proceeds were deposited into the “For Their Future” campaign.

(1968)

 50 Years Ago

Jim Rollins of Greenbrier was named “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” He was a senior pre-medical major at Arkansas College in Batesville. He captained the 1965 state championship basketball team at Greenbrier High School and was a letterman in basketball and tennis at Arkansas College.

The Conway High School Class of 1968’s senior gift would be a verloc display sign on a brick stand at the new high school on Highway 60 to advertise daily school activities.

Forty Greenbrier seniors received diplomas. Doris Stout gave the valedictory address while Deborah Doggett gave the salutatory address.

(1943)

75 Years Ago

The American Red Cross had aided 62 Faulkner County families stricken by the floods of the past three weeks. Several families had applied for their second emergency grocery rations. Most of those who applied for aid were families whose gardens were swept away by the floodwater after the breaking of levee No. 2.

An Inter-City Transit Company bus, en route from Conway to Marche, overturned about four miles east of Mayflower due to brake failure. Ten persons were injured. Nineteen persons, including 14 employees of the Maumelle ordnance plant, were on the bus.

(1918)

100 Years Ago

Mrs. M.E. Bruce, wife of Sam D. Bruce, died suddenly at her home in the Harkrider Addition. She was survived by her husband, two daughters and one son.