75 years ago  

(1936)  

Miss Alma Bates, sister of Mrs. E.V. Leverett of Conway, has been awarded a washing machine in a national prize contest sponsored by the United Drug Company, wholesale distributors of Rexall products. The contest was held in August and Miss Bates was one of the few winners of a major prize in Arkansas. E. S. Jennings Jr., of Conway was given $1.

The United firm gave away two automobiles, 24 electric refrigerators, 25 washing machines, 20 sweepers, 25 bicycles, 10 sets of golf clubs and $3,000 is cash.

The machine is on exhibit at the Greeson Drug Company, local Rexall store.   

    

50 years ago 

(1961)

Linda Wilder, a sophomore at Greenbrier High School, was chosen 1962 Panther Queen at a contest last night at the grade school auditorium.

Runners-up were Mary hull, Evelyn Moore, Kay Browning and Helen Reed.

Judges were Bill Johnson, Lawrence Mobley, Fletcher Smith, Mrs. Gordon Smith and Miss Jayme Sue Thomas.

Miss Thomas, Miss Little Rock of 1961, Norma Castleberry, Hilda Hankins, Janis Howard Mack, Kay Watson Reynolds, Charlsie Castleberry and Patsy Freeman, the 1961 Panther queen, presented entertainment.

Kay Wilcox was crownbearer. 

    

25 years ago

(1986)

Capt. Stephen A. Womack of Rogers has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal in Troop E, 151st Cavalry of the Arkansas Army national Guard at Conway. The announcement was made by Brig. Gen. Melvin C. Thrash, 39th Infantry Brigade (Separate) commander.

10 years ago 

(2001)

Scot Morrissey, general manager of the Log Cabin Democrat, has been named publisher of the daily newspaper.

Morrissey succeeds Michael T. Hengel, who earlier this week was named publisher of a Morris Communications Corp. daily newspaper in Michigan.

Prior to coming to Conway, Morrissey held positions with a number of other Morris Communications-owned publications. He was publisher of The Glenwood Post in Glenwood Springs, Colo., and general manager of the Western Slope Publishing Group. Morris sold its Colorado properties in November 2000. 

Earlier, Morrissey had worked for The Examiner in Independence, Mo., and The Examiner in nearby Blue springs, Mo., as a photographer, photo editor and quality control coordinator.