Troop No. 71, Boy Scouts of America held a court of honor at First Methodist Church. Berman Maxey, Junior Baskin, Wade Smith and Orville Ledbetter were presented tenderfoot badges. Wirt Shelton, Charles Ray and David Sibley passed the first class test, and merit badges were awarded to Bill Harton, Foster Rogers, and Wirt Shelton. Members of the court attending the meeting were F.H. Harrin, Dr. M.J. McHenry and T.M. Boyd.
Miss Letitia Neal was named Conway’s “Hi-Day” queen. Miss Sarah Ruth Allison was the second place winner. The candidates for queen had collected votes at one cent per vote. Proceeds for the contest would be used to buy sweaters for the members of the football team at the end of the season.
50 years ago
Ed Speaker was in charge of ticket sales to the Democratic Harmony Dinner in Little Rock. Sen. Stuart Symington of Missouri and Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn of Texas would be the speakers at the dinner to be staged at Barton Coliseum. Others on the ticket committee were Sen. Guy Jones, O’Neal Sims, Cy Flowers, Mrs. Norman Jones, Paul E. Atkins, Dr. Ed Dunaway, Dr. John Sneed, Dr. Dee W. Halbrook, George Hartje Jr., Rolland A. Bradley, Owen Payne, Joe B. McGee, Hubert Ferguson, Tom Reedy, H.F. Goode, Sheriff Joe Castleberry, J. Wendall Bryant, Mrs. Jewell Crow, Wilburn Carter, Mayor Edgar B. Parker, Mose Rowlett, Bill Bell, Rogers C. Moore and Billie H. Dunn.
25 years ago
13 people from Conway took a 10-day Jefferson Bus Line Tour to New England and Boston. The group visited Niagara Falls. Those from Conway taking the tour were Oleda Herron, Willie Jones, Velma Parker, Martha and John Kelso, Katheryn Robbins, Mable Southerland, Austin and Evelyn Rummage, Rhea Fry, Isophene Brannon, Hazel Rhodes and Floy Leferney.
The men from Conway Country Club got hot on their home turf over the weekend and won the annual men’s golf team competition with Cadron Valley Country Club by 28 strokes. Greg Dunseath was medalist for Conway Country Club with rounds of 72 and 75. Jon Davis was the top golfer for CVCC with 74 and 75.
10 years ago
To celebrate 50 years in business, Nabholz Construction Corp. was partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Faulkner County to build “The Robinson House.” The land, which was donated by the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock, was located on the corner of Mill and Ingram. Because Nabholz’s first project was a house, they believed this was a wonderful way to recognize such a milestone in their business. Nabholz would donate the labor, equipment and some materials to complete the foundation. They would also provide building site supervisors and a material coordinator.