December 29

10 Years Ago

(2007) Prosecuting Attorney Marchs Vaden of Judicial District 20 was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association.

Jim Mosley, a solar engineer and environmental consultant, had a solar panel installed at his Conway home. He was the first in Conway to use the energy saving device.

David Evans and Andy Miller of Southwestern Energy were pictured presenting a $10,000 check to United Way of Faulkner County. Preston Scroggin, Samantha Huseas and Scot Morrissey, members of the United Way Board of Directors, were there for the presentation.

25 Years Ago

(1992) Reuel Shepherd and Dandra Thomas were the first recipients of the Optimist Club Athletes of the Month. The newly-created honor program was sponsored by the Conway Morning and Twilight Optimist Clubs. Shepherd, son of Reuel and Terry Shepherd, was a AAAA-Central all-state football selection and made the all-conference team as a quarterback for the second year in a row. Thomas, daughter of Danny and Sandra Thomas of Conway, was an all-state and all-conference selection for the Lady Cats’ volleyball team. She had helped the CHS girls’ basketball team to an unbeaten record and was rated one of the top female players in the state.

50 Years Ago

(1967) Sandy, 11, and Ann, 9, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foshee, became the first Log Cabin Democrat papergirls. The girls said they planned to save money to buy a bicycle and that their mother would drive them around the 113-paper route until then. They attended Ida Burns Elementary.

New Kiwanis officers were: Ed Floyd, secretary; Dr. Robert W. Shideler, president; Dr. Harley O. Weatherly, vice-president; Bill Johnson, treasurer; and Dr. Denver Prince, president-elect. Directors were Conrad Carroll, William M. Clark, Leslie Crafton, Jr., Harold D. Eidson, Dr. Jerry Manion, Dr. Doug A. Poindexter and Roy Woole.

75 Years Ago

(1942) Sherry Estes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Dan Estes, honored her sister, Nancy Barbara Estes, on her eighth birthday with a surprise party at their home, 319 Conway Boulevard. School mates of the honoree in the third grade were invited guests. They included Jenny Meryl Heath, Wanda Lee Adams, Laura Jane Adams, Eddie Camp and Patricia Ann Hassell.

Leo Crafton and son, Leo, Jr., and daughter Mary Josephine, and Leslie Crafton and daughter, Miss Bettye Alice, and son Leslie, Jr., returned from a holiday visit with their mother and grandmother, Mrs. S.P. Crafton, of Blytheville.

100 Years Ago

(1917) Pearl White, the most popular and best-known film actress in the world, would be seen in episode nine of the thrilling serial, “The Fatal Ring.” In this episode, Pearl narrowly missed death when she tried to open a safe in which an infernal machine had been placed.

A license for the marriage of two young school teachers was issued by County Clerk John Reeves. Both were teaching and decided to finish their school years before announcing their wedding, and the clerk was pledged to secrecy before issuing the license.