75 years ago
The silver tea sponsored by circle No. 6 of the First Methodist Woman’s Missionary Society, held at the home of Mrs. R.W. Robins, was a delightful affair and a success socially and financially. The entire lower floor was decorated with spring flowers and colored balloons. Receiving at the door were E.A. Spessard and Mrs. Carl Moore. Holding trays for the offering were Caralou Ligon and Jane Harton. Mrs. Albea Godbold presided at the coffee and tea urns. Silver trays of sandwiches carrying out the George Washington symbols and individual cakes and mints were served.
50 years ago
Dr. Forrest Dunaway, Little Rock dentist and owner of D-Down Farms near Bearden, planned to dispose of his herd of registered Angus cattle. Dr. Dunaway would also sell 40 head of registered quarter horses. The sale was scheduled to be held at the Arkansas National Stock Yards Building in Little Rock. Dr. Dunaway was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Dunaway of Conway.
Mrs. Berry E. Terry and children, Laura and Scott, formerly of Gulfport, Miss., were visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Harvey Wilson. Mrs. Terry and children would be here until June, at which time they would join their father and husband, Mr. Terry, who was stationed in London, England, with the Air Force.
25 years ago
The Conway Wampus Cats, usually poor free throw shooters, were put on the line with pressure and they responded with six straight baskets and had a victory over the North Little Rock Lady Charging Wildcats in the Conway gymnasium. The score was 36-28. Robyn Ticey had 14 points and seven rebounds. Karlis Donald, Andrea Cribbs, Cindy Russ, Jan Dunevant and Morris contributed to the victory.
Ranae Carter was crowned queen in the senior division of the Miss Mount Vernon Blue Jay contest, and Dana Ussery was crowned queen in the junior division of the same contest.
10 years ago
The Conway boys took first place and the girls second at the first swimming and diving meet at Henderson State in Arkadelphia. "Everyone did a great job," Conway coach Becky Thornton said. Derek Henderson led the Conway boys with a pair of first place finishes in both the diving and 100-meter butterfly. Henderson teamed with Michael Hambuchen, Brian Thornton and Matt Shingle to win the 200-medley relay. Brandon Lasowski finished first in the 500 freestyle for Conway and teamed with Jacke Linden, Hambuchen and Schingle to win the 400 freestyle relay. On the girls’ side, Amanda Johnson finished second in the diving. Sarah Lawson had a second place finish in the individual medley, and Lucindia Schoeman finished second in the 100 butterfly. Schoeman teamed with Jessica Beatty, Ashley Holden and Jenna Haynes to finish third in the 200 freestyle relay.