May 16


10 Years Ago

About 125 had been working out in the offseason preparing for the fall football season under new Wampus Cat coach Clint Ashcraft. The Cats would be using the spread offense in the fall rather than the wing-T.

Janice Attebery, guidance counselor at Ellen Smith Elementary School, was honored with a retirement reception at the school’s media center. She had completed 23 years with the Conway district, teaching kindergarten at Julia Lee Moore for 15 years before becoming a guidance counselor.

A group of cyclists rode to work with Mayor Tab Townsell, starting at the Tucker Creek trailhead and going downtown.


25 Years Ago

Seventy-eight honor graduates were at the top of the Conway High School Class of 1994. Graduation exercises would be at UCA’s Farris Center on Friday, May 20.

Maggie’s Cookies moved to 2850 Prince Street from its location on Washington Avenue.

Riddle’s Elephant Breeding Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary held its first formal intensive school for handling and training pachyderms. Twenty students were scheduled to attend the two two-week sessions scheduled in June.

Sara Beth Johnson of Carl Stuart Middle School and John Mark Henderson of Conway Christian School won an AETN poster contest sponsored by Community Awareness Literacy and Learning program.


50 Years Ago

Demolition began on the Conway Post Office to make way for a new federal building at Front and Main. Temporary quarters for the post office was established at 1103 Front.

Conway High Cheerleaders for 1969-70 were chosen: Laura Burford, captain; Nina McNutt, co-captain; Kathy Bath, Debra Nichols, Jan Tyler, Nancy Stanton, Sherri Castleberry, Glenda Vann, Suzanne Dunaway and Sandy Yates.

A Dinner Pak at the new Chicken Hut at 5th and Harkrider was $1.15. That included three pieces of chicken, two Ozark Spuds, Cole Slaw and Hot Bread.

Mayflower Girl State delegates were Susie Harrell, Charlene Hardcastle and Billie Ausbrooks.


75 Years Ago

C.E. McCollum was the new manager of Lion Oil Refining Company, replacing Vernon H. Morgan. Morgan was accepted for the army and would report in early June. McCollum’s family would be joining him, moving from Fordyce where he had a mercantile business.

Police Chief Nolan Whiddon killed a small collie dog as the animal ran under a pile of lumber near Ward’s body plant on Main Street. The dog, believed to be rabid, was said to have bitten several other dogs before it was shot. Whiddon had received other reports of dogs believed rabid roaming the street during the past few days.


100 Years Ago

Professor A.J. Meadors of State Normal School returned from Plumerville after he delivered the baccalaureate address to the graduating class of the high school.

Pvt. Columbus Brewer of Mount Vernon arrived en route to his home following his discharge from the army at Camp Pike.