May 31

(2008)

10 Years Ago

The groundbreaking for the City of Colleges Park, a softball complex, was set for June 4. The five-field complex would be located at Siebenmorgen Road and Bob Courtway Drive.

Kameron King, 9, and Zach Hill, 11, were pictured building their box homes for the night at the Bethlehem House annual sleep out at UCA’s Estes Stadium.

Junior Girl Scout Troop 203 of Greenbrier members, Elizabeth Brown, Madison Frye, Sarah Ballheimer, Savannah Snowden, Kailee King and Danielle Welter, were recognized for earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award at the “Our Stars” Older Girl Recognition event.

(1993)

25 Years Ago

Rick Willbanks, chairman of the Faulkner County Memorial Committee and president of the Faulkner County Historical Society, officially presented the Veterans’ Memorial on the Faulkner County Courthouse lawn to County Judge John Wayne Carter. Hundreds attended the dedication of the monument which honored 166 Faulkner County citizens who died in America’s wars of the 20th century.

Elizabeth A. McDuff, principal of St. Joseph Elementary School, was retiring after almost 40 years in education.

George Rountree was installed as president of the Conway Jaycees.

Frank Roland was promoted to executive vice-president of American Management Corporation.

(1968)

50 Years Ago

The Jack and Jill Kindergarten afternoon class had a picnic at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Marr in Lakeview Acres. Class members were Johnny Adams, Mary Brogley, Bryan Brown, Georgia Clark, Jack Dayer, Jill Dayer, Leslie Falls, David Hastings, Ken Lisenby, Allison Marr, John Wiley McDougal, Jamie Moore, Robin Reidmatten, Janell Settle, David Ward and Melanie Wilbourn. Mrs. Harvey Adams and Mrs. Gene Wilbourn assisted the teacher, Mrs. Collins Isom.

Lloyd Hervey graduated summa cum laude with distinction from Philander Smith College in Little Rock. He planned to do graduate work at SCA.

(1943)

 75 Years Ago

J.C. Wicks of Helena accepted a position as pharmacist at Greeson Drug.

S.T. Smith, Jr., a freshman at Kemper military academy in Boonville, Missouri, was awarded a cup given to the sergeant of the best squad in extended order drill.

With prospects indicating the largest Irish potato crop on record in Faulkner County, Lee Mode & Son opened a potato market in Conway. A price of $2.36 per 100 pounds per “Victory Pack,” a mixture of 75 percent No. 1 and 25 percent No 2 potatoes, was set.

Twelve seniors graduated from St. Joseph High School. Father Anthony Lachowsky delivered the address.

(1918)

 100 Years Ago

A card was received by homefolks from Robert Erbacher, who wrote from Edinburgh, Scotland. Robert was a gun-pointer in the battleship Wyoming and had been at sea for several months but was recently granted a short leave.