75 years ago
The Beta Phi Sorority and their dates were entertained with a "tacky party" at the Country Club by their patronesses, Mrs. E.A. Spessard, Mrs. R.W. Robins, Mrs. Harvey C. Couch Jr. and Miss Arlie Salmons. The salon was elaborately decorated with red and white crepe paper streamers. A dainty buffet supper was served. Dancing was featured during the evening, with music furnished by Bob Evans’ orchestra. Miss Virginia Gore of New Orleans and Roger Mills of Kensett were guests from out of town.
50 years ago
A son was born at St. Vincent’s Infirmary to Mr. and Mrs. John L. Ward. Ward was a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat. They had a daughter, Jennifer.
Wanted: Young men, 17 ½ to 30, urgently needed for railroad telegraphy positions. Starting salaries up to $400 per month for 40-hour week after short training period. Paid vacations, retirement and medical benefits. Retirement of older men had created openings. Write ABC, Box 251, Conway, Ark.
For Rent: Attractive, furnished one bedroom duplex; located at 829 Faulkner St., one block from business district. $47.50 per month. Ideal for a couple. Southern Realty Co., phone 790.
25 years ago
Jann Bryant and Johnny Adams were promoted at First National Bank. Mrs. Bryant was promoted to mortgage loan origination officer. Adams was promoted to commercial loan officer trainee.
The Conway City Planning Commission put on hold the city’s rapid western growth by placing in its Annexation Committee a proposal to annex 900 acres off Tyler Street. The commission wanted to know if property owners in the area favored the annexation. Dick Longing, a Conway Realtor developing a subdivision in the area, had presented the proposal and said annexation would ensure orderly growth for Conway. He had a petition from 27 families favoring the proposal who owned 90 percent of the land. Most of the land was south of Tyler and east of Spencer Lake.
10 years ago
The Conway Lady Cats got their first win of the season by beating the Searcy Lions 13-2 in five innings. Conway scored 13 runs in the second inning, with 17 batters going to the plate. In the inning Jenelle Brooks hit two, two-run doubles and scored twice. Senior right fielder Laura Garner hit a two-run double also. Sophomore Julie Coats got the complete game win, giving up two earned runs on six hits. The Lady Cats defense was led by Amanda Villines, who had three putouts.
Four Conway High students were playing ice hockey with the Junior Glacier Cats in Little Rock. They were Julien Racine, Brian Jones, Robert Clark and Jason Burkett.