10 Years Ago
Ron Webber, Kelly Webber, Erica Summers, Ashley Segal, Jordy Neill and Tom McLeod were pictured as cast members for “The Dining Room,” a play presented by the Conway Community Arts at UCA’s McCastlain Hall.
Casey Ott and Whit Parker were headed to the U.S. Kids World Championship golf competition in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Twelve hundred junior golfers from around the world were expected to attend.
Former Vilonia Catcher Tyler Henderson signed to play baseball for Central Baptist College.
Jason Cuthbertson qualified for his first US Golf Association event, the US Amateur which would be played in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
25 Years Ago
Paintings by watercolor artist Sheila Parsons were on display at the Art Store in Cambridge Square throughout the month of August.
Bride-elect Ellen Rose Frenkel of New Orleans and prospective groom Dr. Jeffrey Philip Kirsch of St. Louis were honored at an engagement announcement reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Brazil. The couple planned an early fall wedding.
Approximately 100 members of the St. Joseph School classes of 1944-49 had a joint reunion at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Al Hiegel, class of 1964, was master of ceremonies.
50 Years Ago
Clarence White, former manager of Conway Motor Sales; Joe S. Martin, chief deputy to Sheriff Joe Castleberry; and Wendell Bryant, circuit and chancery clerk, were pictured lined up to speak at a political rally at YBMA Fairgrounds. The trio were running for Faulkner County sheriff in the Democratic primary.
Members of the Conway Junior Auxiliary were preparing for the first annual charity ball at Conway Country Club to raise funds to buy playground equipment. Committee members pictured were Mrs. Bill Bell, Mrs. Lee Reynolds, Mrs. Robert Strause, and Mrs. George Hartje, Jr.
75 Years Ago
A fire destroyed a large barn on the Mrs. G.W. Adkisson plantation at Palarm during an electrical storm. Lightning struck the barn and the flames consumed it in just a few minutes. Two thousand bales of hay were destroyed but several head of mules escaped.
Two men were arrested by Revenue agents on Hwy 65 near Mayflower after they hailed down the agents to ask for a jack to fix a flat tire. Officers confiscated 20 cases of whiskey valued at $1,000, turning it over to the state revenue department. The men were fined $250 and $100 respectively.
100 Years Ago
A fire destroyed a large barn that belonged to H.J. Sanders, proprietor of the Sanders Hotel at Mount Vernon. Three hundred bushels of corn, 100 bushels of cottonseed and large quantities of other feed were destroyed.
Dr. E.O. Brannon was opening a small grocery store in his building on west Main Street at the rear of the Hines Hotel.