75 years ago


Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hardin returned from a visit with relatives in Forrest City.

At a called congregational meeting, Rev. J.C. Henson, district superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene for the Arkansas District, conducted a recall of the pastor for the new church year beginning Oct. 1. The present pastor, Rev. M.R. Dutton, was given a unanimous call to serve for the coming year. Last night over 50 members and friends of the local congregation gave Mr. Dutton a surprise birthday party. Games were played on the lawn and refreshments were served. A love offering was presented to the pastor with which to buy a new suit of clothes. Singing and prayer concluded the gathering.

50 years ago


Miss Jeanne Packard presented a voice recital at Ida Waldran Memorial Auditorium at Arkansas State Teachers College. Mrs. Orville W. Rook, instructor in organ at ASTC, accompanied Miss Packard.

Gene Wilbourn left for Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he would begin study on a doctor's degree at the University of Alabama. Wilbourn, head basketball coach at Hendrix Collge, planned to attend both summer semesters and would return to Conway in late August. Mrs. Wilbourn, secretary to the admission's office at Hendrix, would accompany her husband. The Wilbourns resided at 2003 Caldwell St.

25 years ago


Michael and I'Lisa Paiter were parents of a daughter, Chanley Sha' born at Bapist Medical Center. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. The couple had another daughter, Chelsa.

The Pink Rose Art and Civic Club met at Bonanza Sirloin Pit for its meeting. Mrs. Emma Williams gave a devotional. Mrs. Bessye Crawford won the door prize. Mrs. Rose Wood presided at the meeting. A discussion was held concerning the club's float in the Faulkner County Fair. The meeting adjourned with the club creed.

10 years ago


Bryce Molder became only the second Georgia Tech golfer to be voted first team All American more than once in his career. He received the honor after balloting by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Molder proved to be one of the most consistent golfers by posting 10 top-10 and 11 top-20 finished in 13 tournaments this season.

Higgs Family Dentistry won the 8-and-under division of the Youth Softball Association of Conway. The team finished the season with 9-3 record. Team members were Caroline Scruggs, Jordan Hinesley, Kayla Poteete, Kristen Hoelzeman, Emily Baker, Jenny Higgs, Jordan Berry, Jordan Lemon, Alyssa Parks, Anna Buss, Bailey Prout. Coaches were Stacy Hoelzeman, Roden Berry and Tony Berry.