75 years ago
Mrs. Ben Ford and sons, Dale and Murphy Ford, Mrs. Ola Ford and Mrs. Bessie Cox were spending the week in Chicago where they attended the Century of Progress Exposition. Among those from Conway who attended the Faulkner County Council of Parent-Teachers at Holland this week were Mrs. J.H. Pence, Mrs. Jessie Boardman, Mrs. C.G. Short, Mrs. F.B. Johnson, Mrs. Nannye Haynes, Mrs. C.W. Jones, Mrs. S.D. Mitchell and Miss Ruth Powell.
50 years ago
Billy J. Wright became a new member of the Conway Fire Department. He was a former employee of the International Shoe Factory and an Army veteran.
Scout Troop No. 201 planned a Court of Honor at First Baptist Church. Scoutmaster George Cummings Jr. said the following advancements would be made: Tenderfoot – Mike Isom; Second Class – Gail Robbins Jr., Steve Ray, Jerry Graddy, Amos Palmer Jr. and Allen Rainbolt; First Class- Jerry Graddy, Tim Lane, Amos Palmer Jr., and Rudy Ray; Star and Life – Randy Wilbourn.
25 years ago
Sue Alread, a Conway High School history teacher, attended the fourth annual Stratford Hall Seminar at Stratford, Va. Alread was chosen from 400 applicants.
Barry Bates and Doug Foreman were appearing in live stage shows at Magic Springs Family Theme Park in Hot Springs. Mr. Bates was a graduate student at Ouachita Baptist University. Mr. Foreman was a sophomore at Arkansas Tech University.
The newly formed Men’s Golf Association of Conway County Club held its first tournament. Greg West, Frank Malpica, Bill Rhodes and Charley Weaver teamed for the victory in the scramble tournament. Cole Castillo, Greg Wren, Tom Kitchens and Fred Malpica came in second. In third place was the team of Bob Elliott, John Sneed, Alex Lieblong and Jim Holland.
10 years ago
Jeannie Langley received congratulations following a dedication ceremony for her new Habitat for Humanity house. The house was built as part of the Woodmen of the World’s Blitz Built, which saw the Habitat house built in 96 hours. In addition, the Woodmen also donated $25,000 to purchase materials to erect the home. Ms. Langley and her two sons planned to move into the house in the next couple of weeks.
The Greenbrier Lady Hawks won the 16-and-under Class C state fast-pitch softball championship. Members were Tiffany Mills, Cassie Day, Sarah Beth Kirkland, Katrina Winters, Crystal Bowie, Benji Williams, Alicia Pemberton, Honey Camp, Mandy Hosman and Heather Mobbs. Coaches were Lisa Dreher and Ryan Reed and the sponsor was Phil Kirkland of Prudential Hawks Real Estate.