75 years ago  


Mr. and Mrs. Joe Robbins and daughter, Ann, returned from a visit to her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.L. Clemmer of Gentry.

Hostesses for the First Methodist Woman’s Missionary Society for their circle meetings were Mrs. Henry Price, Mrs. George G. Shaw, Mrs. Guy A. Simmons, Mrs. H.A. Daughtery, Mrs. R. W. Robins, Mrs. V.H. Gragson, Mrs. S.G. Smith and Mrs. F.L. Miller. The mission study book, “Suzuki Looks at Japan,” was presented along with an interesting letter received by the Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Workman from Dr. Maxfield Garrott of Conway, who was serving as a missionary of the Southern Baptist Church in Japan. A delightful social hour followed the programs in which the hostesses served dainty refreshments. 



50 years ago 


Jack Roberts was named chairman of a committee to plan, organize and promote a five-day float trip on the Buffalo River early next summer. The activity was one part of the new program of Exploring, the older boy program of the Boy Scouts of America. This program was especially designed for boys of high school age. The float trip was one of the many high adventure activities that would be sponsored by the Quapaw Area Council. Young Robert’s float trip committee would be composed of boys from 17 central Arkansas counties served by the Quapaw Area Council. It would be their responsibility to plan all phases of the trip and to enlist the help of any adults they needed as advisors. Two other local boys were on the committee. They were Jimmy Sanders and Rocky Lynch.


25 years ago


Craig and Mark Guffey enrolled for the 1984-85 year at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo. Founded in 1889; the academy was an independent, non-profit college preparatory boarding school with an enrollment of 325 students. 

Palmetto chapter 47, Order of Eastern Star, held a meeting at the Masonic Hall. A potluck meal was served. The 1985-85 officers were elected. They included Mrs. Carol Freeman, C.S. Harrolle, Mrs. June Saunders, Miss Hazel Lasley, Mrs. Shirley Henderson, Mrs. Pat Christensen, and Miss Jean Stapleton. Happy Birthday was sung to Mrs. Ozie Stapleton and Mrs. Freeman. Mrs. Ella Banister discussed responsibility. George Cummings gave the invocation. 



10 years ago 


David Ross of Conway, a student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s College of Engineering, received a $5,000 Brandon Burlsworth Memorial Scholarship. Ross was one of 18 students to receive the scholarship. The scholarships were created to honor Burlsworth, a football All-American at the University who was killed in an April 28 automobile accident. He had been drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the NFL draft on April 17.

Three Bob Courtway Middle School students won awards in the Pentel of America’s 29th International Children’s Art Exhibition. Evan Amerson won a Silver award. Billy Lishego and Everett Sinclair won Pentel Awards.