75 years ago
Mrs. J.W. Workman entertained her class of girls of the Methodist Sunday school at her home, 934 Center St. Officers were elected. They included Miss Sarah Alice Douglass, Miss Emma Alice Hall, Miss Jean Kamp, Miss Dorothy James and Miss Betty Heiligers. Mrs. Workman served dainty refreshments at the close of the meeting.
The Dramatic Club of Conway High School, under the direction of Mrs. Walter Scales, began work on three one-act plays to be given before Christmas. They were "Elmer," "The Gift," and "The Superstitious Maid." All members of the club had some part in the productions.
50 years ago
Bill Corratto, a student at Arkansas Tech at Russellville, would sport an egg-bald haircut for his wedding today. He could thank the ardent supporters of the football team at Arkansas State Teachers College. Corratto, in the company of four other Tech students, came to the ASTC campus and were captured by about 50 waiting bear boosters. As they hauled him to a hastily improvised barber shop, he waited, "Ah, fellows. I just paid $1.50 for a flattop, and besides I’m getting married Friday." It was all for naught. He was shaved bald. So were heads of Chip Humphrey, Bill Cotton and Robert Brown, who came from Russellville with him.
25 years ago
Ami Caulfield of Vilonia was chosen Faulkner County’s 1984 Miss Fluffy Rice. She was chosen on the basis of the rice recipe she submitted and the summary she wrote entitled, "Why I Like My Rice Recipe."
Don Bingham would be the featured organist Sunday at the dedication of the new organ at Second Baptist Church. Mr. Bingham received his education at Southeastern Bible College, Tennessee Temple University and the University of Central Arkansas. Mr. Bingham and his wife, Nancy, owned Zinzendorf’s restaurant.
10 years ago
The Conway Noon Optimist Club honored its Teens of the Month. They were Stephanie Holt and Jason Hamilton. Both students attended Conway High School-West.
Two Bob Courtway Middle School students had artwork chosen for the Southwest Region Crayola Dream-Makers Exhibit. The students were Austin French and Casie Rains. Their instructor at BCMS was art teacher Suzanne Kunkel. Other students who had their art work considered for the exhibit were Megan Dayer, Sarah DeRoque, Caitlin Evans, Marida Knoble, Heather Long, Maggie LaiGaie, Victor Magana, Kaylea Mattox, Corey Mistrot and Morgan Nicholson.