75 years ago
Bettie Joe Brown celebrated her birthday with a party for a group of friends at her home on Grove Street. After playing games and singing "Happy Birthday," ice cream and cake were served to George Bachelor, Jr., Billy Bliedt, Barbara Ann Morris, Jean and Jerry Williams, Morris Gene Thornton, Jean and Guy Williams, Elaine Wilkins, Norbert Strack Jr., Dick Morgan, Helen Hatley, Frances Folts and Kenneth Parker.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tubbs in t he Reeves community, at the Faulkner County hospital.
50 years ago
For Sale — Hay 222 bales, as follows: 38 bales of lespedesza, 60 bales of oat; 116 bales of lespedeza and grass hay. Priced at 75 cents per bale if sold in one lot. Large rectangular bales. Tom Freeman, Greenbrier.
Dr. Joe Smith, head of the department of chemistry at Arkansas State Teachers College and scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop No. 71 of the first Methodist Church, spoke at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Conway Lions Club. He told about activities and needs of scouts. Jack Logan and David Spatz presented a war dance and displayed Scout equipment and Order of Arrow medals.
For Rent: Apartment at 1515 Robinson Ave. $25 a month, utilities paid. Phone 1004-W or 973-J.
25 years ago
Relda Washburn, Faulkner County home extension agent, and Gerri Johnson, Faulkner County extension homemakers’ president, met in Mayflower at the home of Ann Harris to organize an extension homemakers club. Attending were Mrs. Harris, Elsie Tollison, Joan Brown, Billie Akers, Oleda Herring, Magie Meeks and Mary Byrd.
Approximately $2,400 was collected for the Arkansas Cancer Research Center from proceeds of the Dessert Exravaganza held at the Joe McGee Community Center.
The event was held in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Harold McDonald’s son, Stephen, who had been a melanoma patient at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
10 years ago
Parents, family members, friends and Conway school students came to Jump all Over Heart Disease during the annual All City Wide Jump Rope for Heart event at the University of Central Arkansas Farris Center. More than 230 students and more than 350 participants attended this year. The schools raised more than $19,000. Special congratulations were given to Laurel Moore and the students of Jim Stone Elementary for raising more than $6,000. Terri Odom and the students of Julia Lee Moore raised more than $4,500. The top student fundraisers were Bailey Grissom, $750; Kari Anne Servedio, $385; Christie Emsbarger, $352; Caroline Young, $308; and Courtney Collins, $300. The event honored four young student survivors of congenital heart disease. They were Ethan Lafferty, Brendon Crymens, Bethany Styles and Whitney Sutterfield. Recognition went to Haley Hooper, who had lost a 16-year old friend to heart disease in December. Haley collected donations in honor of her friend Heather Young. Every penny raised in the event would help in the mission to decrease death and disability due to heart disease and stroke.