10 Years Ago
J.W. and Patricia Dykes returned to Central Baptist College, the site of their wedding, for a 50th anniversary celebration.
Mark Bailey was pictured helping his son, Marshall, hit an inside-the-park home run for the Conway Braves’ Royal team in a Buddy league game at the Don Owen Sports Complex. Bill Patterson founded the special needs teams in 2002.
Former coaches Cliff Garrison, Jerry Joe Harrison and Don Nixon were pictured sharing a laugh after a round of golf at the Harry Hall Invitational in Jacksonville.
Haskell “Hack” Fagan celebrated his 98th birthday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Fagan.
25 Years Ago
Outgoing Grand Knight Ray Neilson, who had served for two years, was succeeded by Ronnie Kordsmeier at the Conway Knight of Columbus Officer Installation ceremony, dinner and dance. Special guest Anne Jansen, co-anchor of Little Rock’s KTHV, presented certificates of appreciation to various council members who made contributions during the past year.
Heidi Gibbs was pictured in the cockpit of a Huey helicopter that landed at Conway Junior High. Counselor James Branch invited the helicopter crew to expose students to different career ideas.
Loan Officer Johnny Adams was featured in a First National Bank of Conway advertisement.
50 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Robbins moved to North Little Rock. Mr. Robbins, principal of Conway High School from 1949 until 1964, had taken a job with the Arkansas Education Association. Their home at 616 Davis was sold to First Baptist Church.
Miss Sharon O’Kelley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. O’Kelley, opened a new Little Rock business, ServArk, which provided planning for conventions, meetings or lectures.
Bob Fraser and Craig Milam were spending the summer working for IBM in New York. Fraser was a sophomore at SCA while Milam was a senior at Hendrix.
75 Years Ago
A romance started in their home town of Newark, New Jersey six years ago resulted in the marriage of Lt. Irvin B. Werner, stationed with the dental corps at Camp Ord, CA, and Auxiliary Eileen Anne Whalen at Whalen’s home. Joe B. McGee, justice of the peace, performed the ceremony. Miss Whalen was sent to Conway in April for training at WAAC Branch No. 3, army administrative school, at ASTC. She was one of his first patients when he opened his dental office in his home town of Newark. Lt. Werner was on two-week leave and the couple spent their honeymoon in Conway and Little Rock.
100 Years Ago
C.H. Newbern and nephew, George Newbern, Jr., motored to Little Rock to hear Mrs. Geraldine Ferrar, the noted opera singer.
L.L. Swett of Vilonia should be credited with a worthy intention to help a farmer. He appeared at the draft board office and offered to be a substitute for one of the 112 men called to be examined. Many were farmers needed on their farms. However, since Swett was not registered and the Selective Service Act forbade the use of substitutes under any circumstances, his offer was declined. He planned to try to gain admission to the Marine Corps.