100 years ago (1916)
In the presence of a large crowd of voters of Clifton and adjoining townships, the county candidates opened the campaign at Wooster Saturday afternoon. About four hours of continuous oratory was furnished by the aspirants for office, the meeting beginning at 1 o’clock and continuing until the sun was low in the western sky. Township Committeeman T.N. Ford presided at the speaking and introduced the candidates. Although some rather strong statements and charges were made by some of the candidates, there was no disorder and generally both candidates and their hearers seemed in a happy mood.
75 years ago (1941)
Julian J. Little of Conway, who had extensive farming operations in the Arkansas River bottoms, was appointed by Gov. Homer Adkins as the 5th Congressional District representative on the Arkansas State Livestock Sanitary Board.
The Firemen’s Ball was held at the National Guard Armory to raise funds for the Conway Fire Department. Mary Catherine Sturgeon, Billy Clark, Octavia Donnell, Colleen Cox, Evelyn Griffith, Marvine Reynolds, Billie Marie Bledt, Louise Thomas and Carolyn Brooks, all of Conway, were among a group of dancers who presented a floor show at the ball.
Two Faulkner County students, Ruby Nolen of Mount Vernon and Iris McNabb of Conway, were members of the cast of "Ahhh Men," a three-act comedy presented at Arkansas State Teachers College.
50 years ago (1966)
Richard Sharrock, Louis Schrekenhofer and Phil Dayer, Safety Council leaders at St. Joseph High School, attended a Southern Safety Conference meeting in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Stanley Woodard of Conway returned from a two-week training school conducted by the Royal Typewriter Co. in Kansas City, Mo. Woodard was manager of the service department at Central Arkasas Business Machines.
Lynn Heffington, son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Heffington of Conway, enlisted for a three-year period in the Army. He was to undergo 12 months of training in electronics at Fort Polk, La.
25 years ago (1991)
Mrs. Melanie Imboden Scroggin died at St. Vincent Infirmary. She was the widow of W.A. Scroggin, co-owner of M-K Wholesale Grocer Co. Inc. Survivors were a son, two daughters, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Ward Advertising Associates won an ADDY — the top award given — and two merit awards during a competition sponsored by the Arkansas Advertising Federation.