April 3

10 Years Ago

(2008) Eileen Ablondi, Tyler Wisniowski and Ashley Wofford were named semifinalists in the 2008 Arkansas Geographic Bee to be held at UCA.

Sharon Rapp was chosen by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages as the regional organization’s recipient of the 2008 Central States Founders Award.

Ruth Doyle Intermediate School PE teacher Sarah Catherine Orahood was pictured being instructed in operating the school’s new AED Plus defibrillator.

Dianne Slayton, principal at Conway Christian Elementary, said the first day in the school’s new building couldn’t have gone better. The students had been attending classes at Second Baptist Church.

25 Years Ago

(1993) Maria Shields, Conway High’s all-state point guard, signed a letter of intent to Arkansas Tech on an athletic scholarship.

UCA named finalists for its Teaching Excellence Award: Dr. Elaine Fox, sociology; Dr. Jack Gaiser, physics; Dr. Paul Krause, chemistry; Dr. Gayle Seymour, art; and Dr. Bobby Williams, psychology.

A federal law, administered by the Transportation Department, said that daylight savings time applied from 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in April until 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in October.

Evangelist Kenneth Bobo of Hope, who recently returned to full-time evangelism, would lead revival services at Antioch Baptist Church, 1700 South Boulevard.

50 Years Ago

(1968) A.J. Hambuchen, Jr. was elected president of the Conway Jaycees at a meeting at Town House Restaurant, succeeding Raymond A. Pritchett. Other new officers were Larry Tackett, secretary; Dr. Fred McCoy, director; Bob Childs, external vice president; Frank Moix, internal vice president; Larry Malpica, treasurer; Dick Turner, director; Dr. Jerry Park, director; and Benny McClain, director.

Conway High School student body officers elected for 1968-69 were Steve Fulmer, president; Jim Wiedower, vice president; Sheri Thompson, secretary; and Jerry Reed, treasurer.

Evelyn Moix, Ted Mattingly, Joe Strack and Eddie Hoyt were pictured rehearsing for “Stop the Wedding,” the senior class play.

 75 Years Ago

(1943) Police Chief Nolan Whiddon recommended to Mayor James J. Kane that the city apply to Camp Robinson to send at least three military police to Conway each weekend. Soldier defendants could be turned over directly to them when arrested. The number of soldiers coming here from Camp Robinson on weekends had increased weekly.

The annual two-day statewide speech festival began at Hendrix College. Conway High School, Hendrix College, Central College and ASTC would present one-act plays for the night.

Fourteen of the 20 Faulkner County youths who had received deferments left for the induction center in Little Rock, insisting upon going immediately.

100 Years Ago

(1918) Mrs. Jo Frauenthal, Mrs. H.P. Aubrey, Mrs. J.B. Higgins, and Mrs. Dean D. McBrien attended the meeting of the state central committee of the Arkansas Equal Suffrage Association in Little Rock.