75 years ago
James F. Clark is having a two-story, nine-room residence built on his lots on Donaghey Avenue. The residence will be veneered and native field stone. S.L. Donnell has the contract for the building.
Mrs. Ira A. Brumley entertained a group of the junior workers of the First Methodist Church with a dinner party at the home on Caldwell Street. After dinner, plans were made for the study of the Japanese unit. Those present were Misses Ola Ford, Thelma Baker, Ruth Jumper, Mrs. W.W. Weidemeyer, Dr. M.J. McHenry, T.M. Boyd and Raymond Price.
50 years ago
Kenneth Stephens resigned the Arkansas State coaching job that he left Conway High School to accept. He took a position with Ward Body Works Inc. "I hated to give up coaching. It’s been good to me, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, but I decided this was an opportunity I couldn’t afford to pass up." Stephens would be in the sales department with Ward Body Works.
Three Conway firms, Johnny Cole Motor Co., Sharp Kellar Securities Co., and the Home Center merged to form the Home Center Sales Co., 1128 Harkrider St., offering a varied one-stop shopping service. E.R. Keller was president of the Home Sales Co. Other officers included E.H. Kellar, J.E. Kellar, and H.R. Kellar. Members of the board included the Kellars and Cecil Ethridge. Mrs. Laverne Prior would continue as bookkeeper of the firm.
25 years ago
Open House Today — Caldwell Banker Underwood Real Estate Inc. — at No. 3 Manchester. The best of everything — with oak cabinets, wallpaper, built in bookcase, three ceiling fans, lots of closet space and two living areas. Three vaulted ceilings — oversized garage and two connection decks. All this in desired area of Bainbridge — $76,500.
Preceptor Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Virginia Brown. Evelyn Clements conducted the meeting. The group voted to contribute to Arkansas Girl’s State and the Clifton Day Care Center Fun Fair. The sunshine gift was won by Donna Ryel and Lynne Pledger.
10 years ago
The Conway Morning and Conway Twilight Optimist clubs conducted their annual essay contest. The theme topic for the essay was "Where would I be Without Freedom?" The winners for the Morning Club were Bethany Whitehead, Jonathan Bemis and Alissa Cantrell. The winners for the Twilight Club were Daria Isom, Elizabeth Battles and Amber Page. First-place winners received $50 United States savings bonds.
Josh Holly of Conway, swimming for Missouri-Rolla, placed high in two relay events at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships at Buffalo, N.Y. As a member of the 200 freestyle relay team, the team finished fourth. He was also a member of the 400 medley relay team that finished sixth and the 200 medley relay team that finished eighth. The finishes earned Jolly All-American honors. He also earned honorable mention All-American honors in the 100 and 200 backstroke.