75 years ago
Centerville, Radio and McGintytown, thriving communities of Faulkner County and the territory between, will begin the new year with an additional asset and advantage — 24-hour electric service. Plans to celebrate inauguration of electric service and the completion of a handsome school building at Centerville are being made by a committee composed of Dr. H.B. Hardy, state senator; H.L. Groner and E.L. McNew, with the cooperation of executives and employees of the Arkansas Power and Light Company.
Harvey Couch, president of the power company and pioneer in the development of the new type line which has enabled the company to extend service to several thousand farm homes in Arkansas, will take part in the celebration, according to a letter Dr. Hardy has received from the power pioneer.
The new rural electric line is approximately 15 miles in length, extending from Greenbrier to Centerville. It is being constructed by a crews under the direction of E. ("Bill") Cole of the power company, and will provide service to 62 farm and rural homes and other establishments. The work was started Dec. 7 and is to be completed by Jan. 1, with the celebration of New Year’s Day. Electrical engineers say that building 15 miles of line, and wiring 62 homes and establishments in 20 working days is un-usually fast work.
50 years ago
The Conway Kiwanis Club derived $577.69 profit from this year’s Aunt Jemima Pancake Party, staged at Hotel Bachelor in November.
The total income amounted to $648 and expenses amounted to $70.31, Theo J. Hiegel, chairman, said.
Two-hundred-fourteen tickets were sold for the morning session, 143 for the noon session and 270 for the night session.
The club uses its funds to finance two $250 college scholarships.
25 years ago
While many local residents decorated their homes for Christmas, Mrs. Elizabeth Shaw had a different idea. Lucy, Mrs. Shaw’s 11-year-old Alaskan Malamute, was decked out Saturday in red and green bows in celebration of the holidays.
10 years ago
Glen Wilcox of Greenbrier, president of Faulkner County Farm Bureau, was presented a 10-star plaque during the "gold star" awards program at the 67th annual Arkansas Farm Bureau Convention recently. Gold stars are awarded for attaining membership quota, conducting a membership campaign excelling in member services, county organization and numerous other acts of public service.