75 years ago  

(1936)  

The Nut Club met Monday evening at the home of Mrs. J. E. Critz. For the occasion the living room was decorated with many vases of roses and in the dining room Halloween colors were used. A "bring-a-dish" supper was served buffet style from a table covered with a yellow cloth and centered with a large black bowl filled with yellow marigolds and lighted with tall yellow candles. The serviettes and other table appointments carried out the Halloween idea. At a business session the following officers were elected: President, Miss Margaret Gist; vice president, Miss Charlotte Lois Benedict; secretary-treasurer, miss Helen Lively. During the social hour a variety of games were played. 

    

50 years ago 

(1961)

Mrs. Edna Earle Pence, secretary of the Conway Board of Education, said today she will be a candidate for re-election in the Dec. 5 school election.

Mrs. Pence said she expects to file her nominating petition within a few days.

Mrs. Pence, wife of Richard M. Pence, was first named to the board to serve an unexpired term of Mrs. E. W. Packard, who was named an instructor in the high school. She later was elected to a full term.

The Conway board has had a woman on its board for more than 30 years.

    

25 years ago

(1986)

Susan A. Beck, daughter of Deloris Beck of Mayflower, enlisted recently in the Air Force’s Delayed Enlistment Program.

She is scheduled to report Monday, Dec. 29, for six-weeks of basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. After Basic Training, she is scheduled to receive technical training in the Air Force’s Administrative Aptitude Index. 

10 years ago 

(2001)

Four students from Theodore Jones Elementary School will take part in the Arkansas Elementary Music Educators Association’s State Festival Children’s Chorus Thursday at the University of Central Arkansas.

The students are Anna Beth Wiles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wiles; Jonathan Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Young; Myeisha Trent, daughter of Angie Trent and Rick Trent; and Aryn Patrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Patrick. All are fifth-grade students; their music teacher is Frances Langston, music specialist at Theodore Jones.

The choir consists of approximately 100 students from around the state. It is limited to four students per school.