10 Years Ago
Vilonia Paramedic Steve Huffine celebrated 20 years as an EMS. He had worked at Air Evac Lifeteam for almost four years but had been involved in EMS most of his life.
Wes Wilkins and Shanna McCormick were pictured washing a truck at the Keep a Child Alive car wash at Back Yard Burgers. The organization focuses on providing medicines to African children with AIDS.
Ashley Lawrence, a Conway High School student, attended a week-long residential engineering camp at UALR.
The third Slim Chickens, a restaurant that started in Fayetteville, would open in Conway on Salem Road.
25 Years Ago
Acklin Drilling Company sank a well 416 feet that was producing 74 gallons a minute and it was expected to be operational within a week to add about 60 percent to Wooster’s water supply so the town would be able to stop hauling water from Conway.
A 12’4” long alligator swam into the locks at Toad Suck Lock and Dam, becoming a local attraction after taking up residence in a backwater pool on the Faulkner County side.
AETN had a new feature, Descriptive Video Service, which would allow the visually impaired in central Arkansas to more fully enjoy programming.
50 Years Ago
Bobby Tiner of Morrilton, the record-setting AIC quarterback for the past four years, signed a contract with the Arkansas Diamonds.
Thomas G. Wilson, Jr. began the study of dentistry at the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in Memphis. He graduated with a bachelor-of-arts degree from Hendrix in May.
Six Conway High School basketball players attended the ASU week-long basketball camp: Steve Fulmer, Bill Lacy, Wesley Burks, Jack Hendrickson, Wayne Boone and David Mitchell. Fulmer was named outstanding player of the camp which attracted 77 boys. Lacy won the jump shot trophy.
75 Years Ago
Mrs. Turner T. Doolin was selected as the “good neighbor of the day” on a radio breakfast program and was saluted nationally from Hollywood over the Blue network. A gorgeous Arm-Roy orchid was also dispatched by air express to her following the broadcast.
Two Conway young men, Johnnie Mills and Lawrence Mills—not related—accepted positions with the Pan-American air line and were in Brownsville, Texas receiving their final tests and assignments.
Sheriff Clarence O Woodruff collected licenses from five persons selling beer outside Conway in Faulkner County. The beer licenses were $10 annually and were due July 1.
100 Years Ago
Edgar Middleton purchased from John Springer a 158-acre farm, two miles west of Conway, including the crop and 18 head of cattle. The consideration was $9,260. Mr. Middleton, who lost an arm and was otherwise seriously injured in an accident while working as a brakeman on the Missouri Pacific Railway, recently settled his claim against the company for $11,000.