75 years ago
Officials of the Nona-Lee Dress Company announced that employees of the factory and the company officials made up contributions for 15 baskets of groceries to be given to destitute families of the city for Christmas. The dress company also would make a liberal donation of clothing, it was said.
The children of Mrs. E.C. Radley’s private school gave a costume party. The children came dressed as favorite childhood toys. After playing "Fill Santa’s Bag," and singing Christmas carols, the children exchanged gifts. Refreshments were served.
50 years ago
Mrs. Edward W. Bauer, who retired from business this year, contributed $15,000 to the Organ Fund of the First Methodist Church. The organ installed in the church when it was erected in 1914 had "played out" several years ago and an electronic organ was purchased to temporarily replace it. A new organ would cost a minimum of $25,000 and an organ fund had been set up. The Rev. Joel Cooper, pastor, said the organ donation would make it possible to order the new organ almost immediately.
Dr. and Mrs. Walton Ellis of Los Alamos, N. Mex., were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan H. Grove.
25 years ago
Janice M. Bruner was elected secretary of the board of directors of the Human Services Center West Central Arkansas. Ms. Bruner had served on the board of directors of the Human Service Center for three years.
Conway’s Junior High girls had seven players score as they scored a 41-38 victory over Searcy Junior High. Rhonda Lasker had 11 points. Bridget Holcomb had eight. Tammy White added seven points. The The Conway ninth-grade boys won their game over Searcy, 42-30. Jerry Wright led Conway with 11 points while Blake Norris added 10 and Ricky Robertson eight.
10 years ago
Four members of Acxiom Corp’s. upper management purchased more than 1 million shares in the company. Company leader Charles Morgan topped the list with a purchase of 1 million shares. Other purchases included 50,000 shares by Paul Zaffaroni, 10,000 by Rodger S. Kline, and 2,000 shares by Jerry C. Jones. M organ bought the stock at $19.83 per share. The stock was trading at $23 a share at mid-morning. Morgan founded Acxiom in Conway in 1969. He owned more than 4.2 million shares of stock. In late October Acxiom stock dipped to $14.56 a share.
Three area law enforcement officials graduated from basic training in East Camden. Deputies Ursula L. Westmoreland and Frank W. Nokes of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office and patrolman Larry J. Adams of the Damascus Police Department completed the training this week.