75 years ago
Mrs. S.G. Smith, Mrs. Sam Heiligers, Mrs. Frank E. Robins, Mrs. E.N. Merriman, Mrs. Ruth Dean, Mrs. Sophia Heasley and Mrs. Joseph Frauenthal planned to leave this week to attend the annual pilgrimage to Natchez, Miss., which was sponsored by the garden club of that city. There were 24 historic antebellum homes to be inspected during the four-day pilgrimage.
50 years ago
David Humphrey, a member of the Conway High School Future Farmers of America Chapter, won the Federations oratorical contest. His topic was "Agriculture, the Ever-changing Root of Civilization." Other contestants included Homer Smith and Charles Brown of Vilonia, Gary Keathley of Mount Vernon and Cecil Williams of Plumerville. About 150 FFA members attended the contest held at the Conway school. Charles Woodward, president of the Conway chapter, presided.
Some of the older boys and girls, ages 14 to 18, at Arkansas Children’s Colony were badly in need of clothing, according to Supt. David B. Ray Jr. The children were particularly in need of jeans, shirts, dresses and shoes. Two groups of the First Baptist Church had each donated an electric popcorn popper for us in cottages. They were the Rebekah Sunday School Class and the Sue McDonald Circle. Mr. Ray said that eventually the Colony hoped to have two electric popcorn poppers in each cottage.
25 years ago
The St. Joseph High School seniors presented "No Boys Allowed" in Spiritan Hall. Participating in the play were Gwen Nabholz, Deann Meyer, Angie Wright, Becky Luyet, Melissa Hoyt, Mary Flack, Andrea Seiter, Judy Nabholz, Aaron Hoyt, Grant Hart, Robbie Hoelzeman, Joe Hambuchen, Bob Harrell, Paul Strozyk, Randy Moix, Tim Halter, Tommy Young, Darrell Walsh and Tim O’Dwyer. Mrs. Lou Wenger was the sponsor.
10 years ago
Conway student Andrea Troxel qualified as a finalist in the 2000 National Merit Scholarship program. She was a senior at the Arkansas School for Mathematics in Hot Springs.
Behind some solid running from several runners, the Conway Blue boys came away with a win at the junior high Panther Relays in Greenbrier. Conway’s Brian Wilson finished first in the 100 meter and also took first in the high jump. Wilson also teamed with Bill McEntire, Che Jones and A. Brewer to get the win in the 4x100 relay. Quincy Strickland got a win for the Blue team with a leap of 19 ½ in the long jump. Bobby Kelley got a win for the White team with a time of 55.56 in the 400 meter, and Justin Martin tied for first in the pole vault. Conway Blue coach Andy Dean was pleased with the win.