100 years ago


The Log Cabin Democrat received its first contributions to the national Democratic campaign fund, for which this paper was requested by the national finance committee to open its columns. City Recorder George Shaw Jr. has the distinction of being the first to "kick in" with a dollar. William A. Wilson and Dr. J. Z. Bailey also contributed $1 each.

For the purpose of raising funds for the silver service of the battleship Arkansas, a box supper will be given by the Conway School and Civic Club Monday evening.

75 years ago


Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Wood have purchased from Mrs. George W. Clark a six-room residence on Independence street, which they expect to occupy as their home. Mr. Wood is a city mail carrier. The purchase price for the Clark property was $2,500.

50 years ago


Bill Permenter is ready to "turn in his bags" after a five-year stint as a news carrier for the Log Cabin Democrat. Permenter has gradually become one of the senior paperboys since he became a carrier at age 13. He has had three routes in different parts of the city, has delivered from bicycle and on foot in the rain, snow, sleet and sunshine, and has established a record as one of the most dependable newsboys ever to achieve the rank of the higher echelon of carrier seniority.

25 years ago


Pictured Ginger Smith, a parent of Julia Lee Moore Elementary School student, directs a group of fourth- and fifth-graders yesterday afternoon while working on the school’s float for the Faulkner County Fair Parade. The float, which features a huge eagle made of newspapers stuffed into wire mesh, will be completed in time for the "Spirit of America" parade set tomorrow in downtown Conway. Cindy Gray and Ellen Ishee are co-chairmen for the Julia Lee Moore float committee.

10 years ago


In the interest of creating a workforce for the booming natural gas industry in this area, several members of the industry have created a scholarship fund. George Sheffer, DeSoto Field manager for Southwestern Energy Company, is one of many workers who have come to Conway, Faulkner County and surrounding areas to work in the Fayetteville Shale Play. Based in Conway, Sheffer recently became vice president of the Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund Inc., which will benefit students who plan to enter this field.