By JESSICA COLE

Log cabin STAFF WRITER

75 years ago

(1936)

A. T. Sims has closed his general mercantile store at 1005 Front St. The stock and fixtures were moved to Guy, where Mr. Sims expects to reopen his store. He was in business at Guy before coming to Conway several months ago. 

 

50 years ago

(1961)

Owners of Quality Grocery, 809 Court St., said today they were discontinuing business, effective when the stock is sold.

Louis and Pete Simon and their sister, Miss Ann Simon, have operated the grocery since 1949.

 

25 years ago

(1986)

Gilbert Young Short of Conway took a bite from his birthday cake yesterday during his 100th birthday party celebration at his home. Short, born Feb. 4, 1886, near Middle Brook, Mo., observed his birthday early because of inclement weather last year, and he was joined by members of his family who were in town for the holidays.

 

10 years ago

(2001)

A trio of freshmen, Genai Walker, Traci Graham and Bekka Middleton, combined for 53 points to lead the University of Central Arkansas to a 93-53 victory over Loyola-New Orleans on Sunday in the West Florida Holiday Classic.