10 Years Ago
Privately owned Goody’s Family Clothing filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and would close 69 stores and an Arkansas distribution center.
First graders Katie Hines and Caleb Bullington were pictured using horseshoe magnets to test different objects in Leigh Ann Wells’ class at Julia Lee Moore Elementary.
The Conway City Council chose John Thompson to finish out 23-year council veteran Jack Bell’s term which expired December 31. Bell had taken a job as assistant to Mayor Tab Townsell.
The Faulkner County Grounds and Maintenance Committee approved the purchase of the Bill Fagan Bail Bonds building on Robinson Street.
25 Years Ago
New officers of Junior Auxiliary were Lynn Fairchild, president; Diana Grissom, vice-president; Sara Morgan, recording secretary; Brenda Nabholz, corresponding secretary; Sharon Brown, treasurer; Vickie McCarron, finance chairman; and Marilyn Choate, continuing education chairman.
Jay Jennings, senior finance major at UCA, received the 1993 Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award.
Jason Willey, 16, a Conway High School student, was chosen to participate in Project Wet ’n’ Wild, a summer gifted and talented program at the Ozark Natural Science Center near Huntsville. He would be attending the Arkansas School for Math and Science in the fall.
50 Years Ago
Elizabeth Cannon and Larry Mahar were recipients of college scholarships awarded by the Conway Kiwanis Club. Both planned to attend SCA.
First State Bank and Trust Company advised readers to check with the bank for travelers checks before traveling because it was “safe money.” They could be replaced if lost or stolen.
Rev. Ross West arrived in Conway from Louisville, Kentucky to become associate pastor at First Baptist Church. The Rev. and Mrs. West were residing in the home that the church bought from Mr. and Mrs. Hal Robbins.
75 Years Ago
Addressing the Conway Rotary Club, Ed F. Wade of Little Rock, vice president and general manager of the Federal Compress Company, which owned the cotton compresses at Conway and many other cities, made the assertion that the cotton produced in Faulkner and Conway counties was the best in the world. He said a peculiar superior quality of the fiber of cotton grown in the two counties was recognized by both American and foreign spinners.
The Conway Rotary Club would have a chicken broil with an informal installation meeting at Conway Country Club. New officers, including James O. Cox, president, would be installed.
100 Years Ago
Mrs. P.F. Hobbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Nixon of Conway, was bitten by a snake while working in the garden of her parents’ home on South Front Street. The snake was a small ground rattler. The bite was on the instep of her left foot. Dr. G.S. Brown was immediately summoned. The injured limb was considerably swollen but it was thought Mrs. Hobbs would recover.