75 years ago
The first- and second-graders at Ellen Smith School had been doing some interesting things in health lessons. The first-graders made an attractive "health parade" border. They drew, colored and cut vegetables, fruits, milk bottles, tooth paste and brushed with faces, legs and arms. These were pasted on a long strip of white paper for a border above the blackboards. The second-graders made some attractive health posters. Those making the best were: Bobby Barham, Edith Jones, Evelyn Griffith, Emogene Stephens and Laverne Prescott.
50 years ago
A five-generation Conway family marked another milestone in its far-reaching family tree. The oldest member of the family observed her 89th birthday. She was Mrs. Mary George. Mrs. George lived with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Lindborg, 523 Fourth St. Mr. Tony Worm and Mrs. Alfred Lchowsky Sr., both of Conway, were also members of the fourth generation. The third branch was Mrs. Tony Rossi of Hot Springs. Mrs. Rossi was Mrs. Lindborg’s daughter. Mrs. Alphonse Hiegel of Conway and Mrs. Bill Woodson of Dardanelle represented the fourth generation. They were daughters of Mrs. Rossi. There were three members in the fifth branch. They were Mary Ann Hiegel, 11, Phillip Hiegel, 9, and Elizabeth Ann Woodson, 1. Mrs. George, a native of Switzerland and came to Faulkner County at the age of 12. Other than the three great-great grandchildren, she had 30 great-grandchildren and 12 grandchildren.
25 years ago
Cadet Capt. Mark Guffey was named the 1985 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Cadet of the Year at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo. Guffey, a senior, was ranked first in his class and was battalion commander. He was president of the senior class, of the Delta Phi academic society and of the M-Club, the academy’s athletic honor society.
Members of Junior Progressive Club met at the home of Wendelene Smith with Julia Fraser as co-hostess. Final plans were made for the club’s service project, which would be to conduct the residential Heart Fund Drive. Melanie Satterwhite presented a program on wardrobe planning.
10 years ago
The home of Travis and Helen White was the setting for a drop-in Valentine social honoring the Golden Circle Group of Conway’s First Baptist Church. Red floral arrangements were used throughout the entertaining areas, including a pot of red tulips contributed by the Cecil Bell Family. Serving refreshments in the dining room were Floyd and Pauline Dickerson, Johnny and Kathy Lewis and Hurlis and Louise Graham.
Mark McCollum of Greenbrier Middle School calmly won the Faulkner County Spelling Bee held at the Conway Public School Auditorium. After runner-up Sunde Bagwell of Carl Stuart Middle School slipped on "mantilla," Mark received "allegory" as the clincher from moderator Dr. David Larson. For his efforts, McCollum was given a $50 savings bond, a gift basket, a dictionary and a family dinner. Bagwell received a $50 savings bonds, gift certificate and a dictionary.