10 Years Ago
Eric Martin was pictured painting a door in the kindergarten hallway at Sallie Cone Elementary. He was one of about 40 volunteers from Fellowship Bible Church and K-Life that worked on cleaning, painting and landscaping at the school. The church had partnered with the school for the past four years with service projects and mentoring.
Austin Moix was named Arkansas State Golf Association Player of the Year for 2008 earning 935 points to win the junior boys title.
Summer Roachell qualified for the American Junior Golf Association’s Dalhousie Junior Championship in Cape Girardeau, MO.
25 Years Ago
The Faulkner-Cleburne Regional Water District, on the drawing board for nearly five years, became a reality with the release of nearly $2 million from the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission. Second Congressional Dist. Rep. Ray Thornton pried loose $18.4 million from the Farmers Home Administration, pending release of the AIDC money. The district was formed to develop and finance water and sewer projects in the rural areas of Faulkner, Cleburne, White and Lonoke counties.
A base was laid for a sidewalk over 1,000 feet long from Bainbridge subdivision to a bridge over Tucker Creek to allow improved access to Marguerite Vann Elementary.
50 Years Ago
Mrs. Cara Nell Tilley was named an assistant professor in business education at SCA. She taught business for four years at Conway High School in the late 1950s.
Don Reeves succeeded E.W. Patton as manager of the Conway Shoe Store which was part of the Heuer-Williams chain of shoe stores.
The Arkansas Highway Department built a new street from Donaghey Avenue to Augusta Avenue to eliminate the jog at the Donaghey and Bruce intersection.
Mrs. Virginia Johnson was pictured casting her vote at the Firestone Store. She was the first woman to seek the governor’s chair.
75 Years Ago
Seven men who received their pre-medical training at ASTC matriculated in the freshman class at UA school of medicine: J.L. Dedman, Robert I. Justice, Leon Quattlebaum, George Fotioo, B.F. Banister, Jr., Walter Lipscomb and Knox Harrell.
Bids were received for construction of a new north and south runway at the municipal airport.
Sid Adams was named Faulkner County chairman of the national war fund campaign. The county was given a $7,052 quota. Dr. John Hugh Reynolds, Hendrix College president, was the state chairman for the drive and the state was assigned a $690,643 quota of the $125 million needed to finance budgets.
100 Years Ago
Five Faulkner County young women formally enrolled in the US Student Nurse Reserve: Misses Ludie Steed, Mary Fenton Higgins, Bertha Bivens, and Elsey Presley of Conway and Miss Flora Hamilton of Enders. Urgent efforts were being made by the Faulkner committee to secure this county’s quota of 25 toward the 25,000 young women who were extremely needed to fill the gaps in hospital staffs caused by the calling of many thousands of skilled nurses to the fighting front.