10 Years Ago
(2008) Storm damage to the James H. Clark auditorium forced the cancellation of the Second Annual CHS Variety Show. Tricia Gill, photography teacher, then approached Cindy Beckman, the Variety Show coordinator, and obtained a list of performers. Senior photography student Megan Greenland contacted the acts and gave the disappointed acts a chance to shine by including them in a documentary that aired as part of the school’s biweekly newscast.
Josh “Crash” Spencer of Conway was 4-0 in amateur bouts in mixed martial arts and planned to move up to the professional ranks later in the year.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Larry Rogers was pictured talking to the Easter Bunny before the bunny rode through Conway in a Classic Elegance Limousine courtesy of Express Male and E.M. Limousine Service. After the ride, the Easter Bunny visited children in the park located just south of City Hall.
Met Life, 2850 Prince; First Choice Cleaners, 613 Oak; and First Community Bank’s Money Maker automated teller were all sites for ribbon cuttings by the Chamber.
Golf Pro R.D. Roulston was pictured instructing Bunny Adcock in a private lesson at Arkansas Golf School, a new business next to Mike Dunaway Driving Range on Museum Road.
50 Years Ago
(1968) McNutt Funeral Home and Doolin Funeral Home jointly announced that they would discontinue ambulance service effective July 1. Pence Funeral Home discontinued ambulance service several months ago. J&J Ambulance Service of Batesville would provide professional ambulance service in Conway.
Greenbrier seniors Bob Lowry, Dickey McMillen and Eddie Glover were pictured rehearsing for “The Ransom of Red Chief,” the senior class play. Also in the cast were Pam Halsey, Brenda Tilley, Elizabeth Martin, Debbie Harrington, Jimmy Reynolds, Kathy Barton, Carol Hall, Sammie Smith, Mary Jane Baker, Judy Holloway, Mary Jo Robinson, Dewayne Branham and Deb Doggett.
75 Years Ago
(1943) Brig. Gen. Henry G. Lewis would be the speaker at the graduation of 249 WAACs, the first class to graduate from the WAAC Branch #3 at ASTC.
Lee Mode & Son announced a third auction to be held at their barn, 1103 Front Street. Two hundred and fifty head of white-faced heifers and bulls two years old would be put up for sale. Col. Roy R. Chaney would be the auctioneer.
Inter City Transit officials said 375 passengers rode the bus on opening day. Several runs at night had passengers standing in the aisles.
100 Years Ago
(1918) Several ladies complained to the Log Cabin Democrat that their lawns in the residential section of the city were torn up and robbed of their flowers. The ladies had tenderly cared for their flowers and wanted the vandalism stopped.
Practically all the wheels of business and industry would stop turning on April 6 for two hours when the citizens would assemble at the courthouse to celebrate the first anniversary of America’s entrance into the world war and the opening of the campaign for the third Liberty Loan. The Central College Orchestra would furnish the music for the occasion.