July 4

(2008)

10 Years Ago

Thirty-five people from Four Winds Church went on a mission trip to Casa Hogar, a children’s home in Matamoros, Mexico: Jaycob Baker, Sean Branscum, Alex Malcolm, Randy Lewis, Caleb Baker, Don Potter, Rob Hendricks, Brian McCaster, Rhaegan Linn, Jacqui Harvey, Gabrielle Rowden, Wendy Vick, Carolyn Jarvis, Candace Davis, Tabitha Davis, Allison Gray, Maci Lewis, Jessi Harvey, Taylor Guinn, Madison Lewis, Kelly Gadallah, Judy Lewis, Wesley Bowlin, Carole Linn, Sean Davis, Beth Lachowsky, Jenni Harvey, Buddy Blair, Tony Newman, Ben Scheuter, Nathan Jarvis, Esther Kuin, Cathy Potter and Roger Roberson. Some served on a construction crew while others conducted Vacation Bible School.

(1993)

25 Years Ago

William Clay Brazil, an attorney with Brazil, Clawson, Adlong, Murphy and Osment, was elected vice-chairman of the Financial Law Section of the Arkansas Bar Association. He would be responsible for the 1994 annual Financial Law Section Seminar and would assume the chairmanship for 1994-95.

Mike Powers and his father, Tom Powers, owners of Powers and Sons Stair Company, were pictured on a completed staircase done for Pennington Homes.

First National Bank served sodas and cake to customers in honor of the bank’s 60th anniversary. Neely Claassen and Cherie Paparic helped serve the customers.

(1968)

50 Years Ago

Henry Hawk, one of SCA’s all-time football greats, returned to the campus as an assistant coach in track and football and an instructor of physical education.

Buddy Bright won the steer wrestling event at the 8th annual Arkansas State High School Championship Rodeo held at the YBMA Fairgrounds. A crowd of about 1,500 was on hand to watch the events.

Tom Nabholz, rodeo director; his wife, Barbara, the chairperson of publicity; and C.W. Harper, president of First National Bank, were pictured with one of the prize saddles being awarded at the rodeo.

(1943)

75 Years Ago

F.D. “Uncle Frank” Cantrell, 81, of Greenbrier and a pioneer Faulkner County citizen, related his memories of the July 4 celebration he attended in Conway in 1876. The new town of Conway then had a smaller population than Greenbrier had in 1943. He was part of a large group of Greenbrier residents who mounted mules to ride to the new county seat, crossing the flooded Cadron Creek to get to Conway. The crowd assembled on the grounds of the future county courthouse for a big free barbecue. Patriotic speeches were made and a Ft. Smith orator read the Declaration of Independence.

(1918)

100 Years Ago

Miss Margie Baker arrived from Alma, having accepted a position with Newbern Brothers.

A big parade featured the patriotic rally held at Conway. Representatives of the various patriotic civic and educational organizations marched to the public square from the courthouse lawn. Taking part in the parade were the Boy Scouts, the Home Guard, Normal School, James Business College, the Red Cross Care unit, Central College, Hendrix College and many others.