July 1

(2008)

10 Years Ago

President George W. Bush presented Robbie Powell, a 12-year-old Bob Courtway Middle School student, with the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Powell organized the Live 4 Ben fundraising campaign to raise funds for both the research and awareness of Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation (NBIA) after his friend Ben Patterson was diagnosed with the rare disorder. Powell sold Live 4 Ben bracelets, raising nearly $2,000.

Brighton Bernard, Samantha Kordsmeier, Kiley Lefler and Marley Spradlin competed at the Junior Level at the Rainbow Connection Nationals Dancer of the Year finals. Becca Morgan competed at the senior level.

(1993)

25 Years Ago

Desmond Walls Allen was presented the 1993 Grahame Thomas Smallwood, Jr. Award of Merit by the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). She was owner of the firm Arkansas Research.

Seth Taylor Adams and Catherine Lea Davis graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis. Adams received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English while Davis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics.

Carmen Dickerson was pictured watching Brock Thompson perform a skit as the Conway ALL-STARS (Activities Leadership Laboratory-Students Teaming Around Responsibility) entertained Junior University, a week-long seminar for Pulaski County School District children held at the University of Central Arkansas.

(1968)

50 Years Ago

The Conway High School Class of 1943 had its silver anniversary reunion at the Holiday Inn. Mrs. Walter Scales, a former instructor in speech, was a special guest. An open house was also held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Norman, both of whom were members of the class.

Nancy Clark, Sheila Kelly, Sherry Vandament, Suzan Spencer, Cindy Crafton and Cindy Acuff were among the 60 students who participated in the arts and crafts program sponsored by the Conway Junior Auxiliary. The program was held at the Grove gymnasium at Hendrix College.

(1943)

75 Years Ago

Deposits of the First National Bank of Conway increased nearly 50 percent over the previous year. At the close of business June 30, 1943, deposits were $2,661,246.25. First National Bank opened July 1, 1933 after three old banks in Conway failed and the county had been without a bank for five months.

After two days without a market, two potato buyers opened for business. The previous three buyers declined to pay the minimum $1.70 prescribed by the Faulkner County USDA war board.

Stamp No. 21 became valid to purchase one pound of coffee from July 1 to July 31.

(1918)

100 Years Ago

Miss Gladys Anderson accepted a position as a stenographer in the offices of the U.S. Food Administration in Little Rock.

Royce Wilkins, until recently pharmacist at the Florence Drug Company, accepted a position with the Palace Drug Store in Fort Smith.