50 years ago


The Twentieth Century Club held a luncheon meeting Friday at the home of Mrs. Howard Groth. Hostesses were Mrs. Groth, Mrs. Fred Tackett and Mrs. Loyd Wisner. The dining table held an arrangement of yellow acacia and heather. A similar arrangement was used on the mantel. Current Fiction was the theme of the January meeting and Ralph Behrens, professor of English at Arkansas State Teachers College, discussed the works of John Steinbeck, an American Nobel prize winner. He also reviewed Mr. Steinbeck’s book, "Of Mice and Men." Mrs. Wisner, who is moving to Jackson, Miss., was presented a gift. A business meeting followed.

25 years ago


Michelle Linn of Conway has been named to the Chancellor’s List for the fall semester at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, according to officials at the office of academic affairs.

Miss Linn, the daughter of Jim Linn and Carole Linn of Conway, was named to the list for achieving a minimum 3.2 grade-point average and maintaining a course load of at least 12 academic hours.

10 years ago


Three businesses in downtown Conway were destroyed early Sunday morning in the area’s second major fire in less than four months.

The fire is believed to have started in Premiere Tuxedo at Oak and Chestnut streets and burned its way west, also destroying Mary’s Boutique and the building were Yankee Peddler had previously been. Azmat Oriental Rugs had just moved last week from Front Street into the Yankee Peddler location.

As with the Sept. 23 fire that destroyed Ed Camp’s Men’s Store and damaged Lefler’s and Merle Norman, a firewall of the Bob’s Grill building helped prevent the blaze from spreading. Only this time it was the firewall on the opposite side of the structure where The Southern Vintage is located.