10 Years Ago
The Central Arkansas Travelers won the USSSA 10-under AAA state baseball championship in Marion. Marcus Bracey, Denton King, A.J. Russell, Max Porter and Owen Echols were each selected for the all-tournament team. Echols and Bracey received individual awards; Echols received the state tournament offensive Most Valuable Award and Bracey received the state tournament MVP Award. Other team members were Carter Coats, Taylor Carter, Tanner Stewart, Josh Walker and Matthew Strickland. Coaches were Jason Echols, Greg Strickland, Kyle King and Terry Stewart.
Gladys Hardin wrote her first children’s book, “Josh and the Leaves,” to help children understand the seasons.
25 Years Ago
Billie Stewart, retired Shelter Insurance agent, earned the company’s Automobile Insurance Profit Award for 1992 operations. Stewart retired in December after 30 years of service.
Dr. Don Bradley III, UCA professor of marketing and small business advancement, was selected to be a state judge for the Blue-Chip Enterprise Initiative, a nationwide program to help small businesses compete more effectively by sharing case histories of failures and successes.
Fred L. Tate and John C. Tate, agents of Shelter Insurance, were honored for being among the company’s top agents for 1992. The Tate agency had been with Shelter since 1972.
50 Years Ago
Tom Welch, Carl Grummer, Joe Cummins, John Allen, Jim Bell, Sherl Blake and Benny McClain, all Miller Swim and Golf Club board members, were the first to play the club’s nine-hole golf course on Tyler Street.
J.J. Ambulance Services, Inc., 860 Mill Street, took over the ambulance business in Conway after local funeral homes discontinued their ambulance services.
Starkey Construction remodeled a building at 721 Front Street (across from the Post Office) for the offices of J.W. McCracken, Twin Table & Furniture and Conway Asphalt. The three firms were in the Shaw Building across from First National Bank.
75 Years Ago
Ed Speaker was appointed chairman of the new board of review by Governor Home Adkins. The federal-state agency was the appellate body over unemployment compensation cases.
Conway’s USO Center, located in the National Guard armory, was formally opened with a formal reception and dance. L. Sid Adams was president of the USO recreational council. Mrs. Florence Traylor was secured as hostess for the center.
Greenbrier’s new native stone Methodist Church was dedicated at special services. The new building had a 300-seat auditorium and large Sunday school rooms in the basement.
100 Years Ago
J.M. Berry and daughters, Misses Alice and Minnie Berry, spent the night in Conway as guests of Will A. Berry. They were enroute from Hot Springs to their home in Springfield.
Rev. C.H. Wilson, who had been seriously ill for several days, was reported slightly improved.