December 28

10 Years Ago

(2007)

Twenty Four Seven, an academy of leadership based at New Life Church, helped clear rocks and leaves from Marguerite Vann Elementary School. The group had also assisted other local missions and would travel to Kenya.

Micah Spurr, a fifth-grade student at Ruth Doyle Intermediate, won his division of the Geography Awareness Week Postcard Contest. He received $50, a beach ball globe and a map. He was pictured with his Social Studies teacher Nancy Thessing.

High school basketball teams converged at Greenbrier for the annual holiday Battle of the Brier tournament.

25 Years Ago

(1992)

The cause of a Christmas Eve blaze that gutted Conway Packaging and Recycling Center was arson, Fire Marshal Bart Castleberry said. Insurance adjusters said the 7:16 p.m. fire in the Conway Industrial Park caused $350,000 damage. Firefighters stayed until about 6 a.m. Christmas Day to control the fire.

Gene Earnhart, son of Gene F. Earnhart and a step-son of Sandy Earnhart, completed Marine recruit training in San Diego, California and was promoted to private first class in the Marine Corps Reserve. He was a 1990 graduate of Conway High School.

50 Years Ago

(1967)

Greenbrier senior boys’ basketball team that won their division at the Faulkner County tournament at St. Joseph was pictured: Jimmie Moreland, Gary Spears, Eddie Kelso, Lindell Atkinson, Jim Reynolds, Russ Benton, Dewayne Branham, Les Burgess and Joe Graham.

Greenbrier senior girls’ basketball team that won their division at the Faulkner County tournament at St. Joseph was pictured: Pam Halsey, Elaine Branham, Beth Burnett, Ruth Ralston, Leona Krisell, Ruth Davis, Bona Nash, Sherry Alberson, Sherry Nixon, and Jodie Tilley.

Mrs. Elmer Turner showed her Hawaiian vacation slides at the First Baptist Church’s Rebekah Sunday School class meeting at Mrs. James Clark’s home.

75 Years Ago

(1942)

Eighty-seven quail and three pecks of potatoes were consumed by a group of county and city officials and invited guests at the Conway fire station. Thirty-nine persons attended the “feed” prepared by Fire Chief K.W. Parker and Assistant Police Chief H.H. Nation. County Judge J.I. Summers was presented with a fountain pen set at the close of the supper.

Glover Joyner, 17, enlisted in the United States Navy medical corps and was taking basic training at San Diego, California. He was a graduate of Guy-Perkins High School where he was active in basketball and baseball. He also attended ASTC.

100 Years Ago

(1917)

From the Chadwick column: We will try to send up a little news from this place after a week of being closely hovered to a log fire in our “old log cabins” and not wondering where comes the gas. We did not prepare for such a cold snap, and a good many had some fruit, potatoes and other canned goods to freeze. Rabbit hunting has been the sport around here. A.C. Porter claimed the record by killing over 70 in five days.