February 28

10 Years Ago

(2008) Conway High School West English teacher Margo Javicky was pictured with shields her senior students created as part of a medieval history project she assigned her class. Students Neal Howard and Bryan Massey were pictured with their shields.

Michelle Lewis, a Conway High School senior, signed a letter of intent to play softball at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge.

Kindergarten teacher LeAnna Floyd, was pictured passing out cupcakes to kindergarteners and first graders at Marguerite Vann Elementary as part of the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party.

Rev. Drew G. Travis became the new pastor of First Presbyterian Church.

25 Years Ago

(1993) Hambuchen Home Furnishings, a 62-year-old home furnishing retail business, opened up its new Thomasville Gallery in its newly remodeled store.

Connie Trent, professional clown and owner of The Party Place, attended Clown Camp on the Road in Houston. Mrs. Trent had been a preschool teacher at School for Little People at First United Methodist Church since 1973 and specialized in children’s birthday parties.

Ron Craig joined Nabholz Building and Management of Little Rock as a senior estimator.

Leo Gregory Selig, 77, died at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was a retired manager for the Sherwin-Williams Co.

50 Years Ago

(1968) After reports by Peter Guerin and Mike Stanton on the importance of machines and the history of paper airplanes, a flying contest was held at Conway Junior High. Mike Allen tossed his paper airplane 65 feet, two inches to win the boys’ division; Mary Melton was the girls’ division winner with a flight of 32 feet, 10 inches.

Fourth grade students at Sallie Cone Elementary had a Mardi Gras celebration after studying New Orleans, Louisiana. Jay Reese and Donna Diehl were named King and Queen. Duane Nelson and Martin Shell were also pictured in Mardi Gras costumes.

75 Years Ago

(1943) William Battle Mills, 82, lifelong citizen of White and Faulkner counties and widely know retired real estate dealer, died at his home, 2070 College. He moved to Conway from El Paso in 1899.

Sid Adams and William J. Clark were put on the ballot for positions on the Conway School Board.

Approximately 9,100 ration books No. 2 were issued in the Conway school district. An additional lot had to be secured from the war rationing board. Each store would mark the point values of each rationed item either on the package or on the shelf.

100 Years Ago

(1918) From the Greenbrier column:

The local Red Cross unit sent chapter headquarters four pajama suits, 12 shirts, four pairs of foot warmers and two pairs of socks. The good ladies are surely doing their bit.