75 years ago
John T. Duckett of Enola was elected chairman and Byron Griffith of Conway was re-elected secretary at an organizational meeting of the new Faulkner County Democratic central committee. Members of the committee attending the meeting were L.J. Troutman, Mann Tarver, T.A. Richards, R.L. Bell, D.O. Harton Jr., Fred Gordy, A.M. Ledbetter Sr., Byron Griffith, G.T. Mode, T.H. Hill, E.R. Wilson, Dr. J.R. Kitley, L.A. Jeffries, Charles Robinson, J.T. Duckett, W.J. Cato, John Mabry, Lewis Noggle, E.B. Adkisson, H.S. Stephens, W.J. Brown, P.O. Dawson, W.T. Hall, S.B. McKaskle and G.L. Gentry.
50 years ago
The Town and Country Garden Club met at the home of Miss Jewel Lasley. Attractive flower arrangements were placed in the entertaining rooms by Mrs. Leo McHenry, Mrs. Charles Adams, Mrs. James Harrod and Mrs. Ralph Tarver. Mrs. Ernest Steed was the president of the church. Mrs. Clarence Dawson was elected vice president, and Mrs. William Nevins was named recording secretary. A program was presented by Mrs. Dawson on "Roses and Their Care."
Officers and directors of the Faulkner County Historical Society selected "Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings," as the title for its quarterly publication. The selection was made from a list of entries submitted during the Society’s contest to name the publication. The name was actually derived from two entries. James E. Clayton submitted "Faulkner Fiddlings," and Guy W. Murphy submitted, "Frontier Facts and Fiddlings."
25 years ago
Covington Roofing and Sheet Metal at 1053 Front St. celebrated its 60th anniversary with a company fish fry at the firm’s warehouse. George A. Covington founded the company in 1924 next to Smith Ford (now Joe’s Acoustical Co. Inc.) on Front Street. He later moved to the present location. In 1954, George E. Covington, the elder Covington’s son, became president of the business, and in 1983, George E. Covington, the grandson, took over the business. The firm had preformed jobs throughout the state, including work on the state Capitol in 1936.
Sharon DuPriest, a Conway attorney, joined attorney Mary Beth Sudduth to form Sudduth and DuPriest, Attorneys at Law at 835 Faulkner St. She received her law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1984.
10 years ago
Hank Willenbrink was part of a group of 37 University of Tulsa freshmen to travel to Moab, Utah, for a four-day float trip down the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon.
Several students from Conway earned degrees from colleges and universities. Catherine Ann Tyler received a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Stephen Campbell and Amy Lowry received associate’s degrees from Westark College in Fort Smith. Dale Dee Ward received a master’s degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Cassandra Elaine Partin received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri at Rolla.