February 2

10 Years Ago

(2008) New Sugar Bear head coach Matt Daniel was pictured with UCA President Lu Hardin and his wife Mary during a basketball game at the Farris Center.

Paige Russell was pictured decorating a cake at Ed’s Bakery as part of a Junior Achievement National Job Shadow Day. Students from CHS West and St. Joseph got out of the classroom to job shadow around Conway.

Greenbrier High School vocational agriculture teacher Patrick Breeding received the 2007 Outstanding Teacher Award from the National Association of Agricultural Education. The award included a 2008 Toyota Tundra double cab pickup.

25 Years Ago

(1993) Lisa Gates and her son, Daniel, 1, were pictured enjoying the sunshine at Laurel Park.

Mark White, co-owner of White Construction, was pictured scooping a trowel full of cement while constructing a brick wall at the entrance to Windcrest, a new subdivision on College Avenue, east of Country Club Road.

An aerial photograph showed the extension of Donaghey Avenue through an “S” curve beginning one block north of Tyler to connect with Meadowlake Road. The city’s comprehensive plan called for an extension of Donaghey to the intersection of Washington Avenue and Hwy. 64.

50 Years Ago

(1968) SCA planned 30 or more mobile homes for its married students, doubling the number it currently had. The new units would be located west of the ETV studio.

Bessie Lee Bradley of Conway High School and Susan A. Nabholz of St. Joseph High School scored highest in their respective high schools in the 1968 Betty Crocker search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow.

Vickie Bowlin, Melvin White, James Prothro, Keith Shideler and Gaylon Ray were named to the Arkansas All-State Band as a result of competitive tryouts held at McClellan High School last month.

75 Years Ago

(1943) William Nelson Owen, 73, citizen of Conway and prominent in civic and commercial affairs for nearly a half-century, died at his home, 1504 Caldwell. He operated a brokerage firm and later managed a river plantation. He was the secretary of the first commercial organization formed in Conway, the Board of Trade, and directed the raising of a bonus which secured the location of the Arkansas State Teachers College here in 1907. He was also a justice of the peace.

Mayor James J, Kane appointed Paul Henderson as a member of the city police department. Henderson was formerly employed by the county highway department.

100 Years Ago

(1918) John L. Sullivan, former heavy-weight champion pugilist of the world, dropped dead in his home at Abington, Massachusetts. Known as the “Boston Strong Boy,” he was an Irish American boxer recognized as the heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing and the first heavyweight champion of gloved boxing,