100 years ago


State Senator – Elect J. S. Utley and H. J. Archer of Benton, both former Conway men, are here today in the interest of a gravel industry being operated by them. They hope to have their gravel adopted by the commissioner as the material for the two new highways proposed to be build out of Conway.

The members of the Woman’s Missionary Society had a most enjoyable trip Monday afternoon to the home of Mrs. C. H. Nelson, three miles south of town. Thirty-five ladies met at the church and were carried out in the autos. Mrs. S. G. Smith led the devotional meeting, which was followed by a regular business session. The meeting ended with a social hour at which dainty refreshments were served by the hostess.

75 years ago


Kenneth Starnes of the Kenneth Starnes Flying Service, Inc., announced today that Ralph Weldon Farish of Plumerville, veteran aviator, had been granted a release until December 15 from the army air corps base, Grider field, Pine Bluff, and would join the local school as an advance flying instructor. Mr. Farish will return to Grider field at the expiration of his leave.

50 years ago


Mrs. Carria E. Koone, manager of the Mode-O-Day Dress Shop, said today Mrs. Mary Moore of Vilonia was winner of a dress given away at the store Saturday. Miss Mary Lou Borders, an Arkansas State Teachers College student, was the grand prize winner at a Coke party held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the store. Other winners were Miss Anne McKnight of Hendrix College and Mrs. Leona Kresell of Greenbrier.

25 years ago


Army 1st. Lt. John C. Paglianite has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for participation in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The medal is awarded to individuals for meritorious achievement of service during armed conflict. He is a son of Nancy Paglianite of Vilonia. Paglianite is an execute office at Fort Braggin Fayetteville, N.C. He is a 19 graduate of Vilonia High School, and a 119 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. His wife, Anneda, is formerly of Bald Knob.

10 years ago


Conway disposed of North Little Rock quickly Monday night, winning 25-23, 25-20, 25-23 in 7A-Central volleyball action at Wampus Cat Gymnasium. The Lady Cats (10-7, 3-2) got strong play from their front line and a solid defensive performance to record the sweep. North Little Rock (4-3, 3-2) had trouble handling Elizabeth Reese and Chelsea Sublett. Reese slashed the Lady Wildcats’ defense with 13 kills, and Sublett added her share, recording nine kills.