75 years ago
The Arkansas National Guard rifle team will leave Little Rock tonight aboard a special car for Camp Perry O., where the men will be entered in the national rifle matches starting Tuesday. The Arkansas team is composed of 14 men, nine of whom live at Conway. The group will go to Camp Perry by St. Louis and Chicago and will spend several hours in the latter city Sunday.
The personnel of the team follows: Maj. James H. Rayburn, team captain of Cotton Plant; Capt. A. M. Ledbetter, Jr., team coach of Conway; Capt. Lucien Abraham of Batesville, First Sgt. Jack Hickerson, Sgt. Earl E. Montgomery, Sgt. Dan Estes, Jr., Sgt. Robert C. Allison, Sgt. Dean E. Southerland, Sgt. Royce C. Hall, Sgt. Samuel M. Brown and Pvt. First Class Joe R. McCulloch of Conway, Sgt. Cecil Chambers of Clarksville, Sgt. Harvey L. Nichols of Dardanelle and Sgt. Andy Lucas of Prescott.
50 years ago
Conway Twitty lost his Mercury station wagon and band instruments when the vehicle was destroyed by fire near Onawa, Iowa, this morning.
Twitty, en route to Little Rock for a dance appearance at Robinson Auditorium tomorrow night, was accompanied by Tommy Markham of Conway, Joe Lewis and Al Bruno of Newport.
The quartet will fly to Newport and Twitty plans to go to Memphis to purchase new instruments.
Young Markham informed his mother, Mrs. Jo Markham of Conway, of this mishap by long distance telephone.
The brakes on the station wagon burned out and set fire to the machine, Markham said.
25 years ago
Three single bowlers and two teams from Conway received prize checks recently from the Women’s International Bowling Congress championship tournament at Orange County, Calif.
The tournament featured 51,261 bowlers competing for a purse of $1,058,540.
The Conway winners, places and their prizes:
Team — 481. Central Pharmacy (Sharon Moore, Sue Watson, Dean Bunch and Reba Dame), $100.
Doubles — 312. Brenda Patrick and Audrey Kelbek, $45.
Singles — 2,357. Syble Thornton, $15; 3,114. Patrick, $15.
All Events Scratch - 1,009. Watson, $15.
10 years ago
Wal-Mart Supercenter on Harkrider Street held its Teaches Appreciation Event on Aug. 15. At the event, Teacher of the Year Shawn Hammontree of Greenbrier Middle School was presented a certificate, vest and $500 check for the Greenbrier School District from Joe Austin, co-manager of the store.