April 5

10 Years Ago

(2008) Kevin McGraw, 7, was pictured in the bounce house at the Hendrix Friday Nigh Stix lacrosse event. The event drew around 1,200 people for food, fun and the last lacrosse game of the season.

Greenbrier students Alex Erbach, Justin Covington, Calvin McNabb, Brenden Hawk, Stephanie Wood, Ashley Tennis, Bethany Morgan and Jamie Smith were pictured for their recent wins at the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Math Contest at UCA.

Ann Thompson, McGintytown’s own National Rooster Crowing Champion, and her dad, Bob Thompson, were pictured with Jay Leno after her appearance on the Tonight Show on March 19.

25 Years Ago

(1993) Lainye Tapley, Lauren Bradley, Ambyr Martin, Toni Witwer and Kara Allison were crowned the winners of the Tiny Miss, Petite Miss, Little Miss, Junior Miss and Teen Miss Conway.

Shannon Jeffery, director of promotions and events for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, was named the 1993 Young Careerist by Conway Business and Professional Women.

Nick Bacon, 47, was named the new state veterans affairs director by Gov. Jim Guy Tucker. He was sworn in by 20th Judicial District circuit-chancery Judge Watson Villines. The 21-year veteran, who served in Vietnam, moved to Conway in 1991.

50 Years Ago

(1968) Mrs. Ruth Richardson, owner of Richardson Rest Home at 619 Center Street, said an open house would be held at the new facility. Mrs. Jack Gregson, a registered nurse, had been on duty at the home for 13 years along with 13 other staff members.

Nancy Conner, Cathey Maxey, Linda Beene and Dinah Ludwick were pictured rehearsing for the Conway High School senior class play, “Anybody for Tea.” Others in the cast were John Robert Ward, Melvin White, Dick Cisne, Karen Ridgely, Sandra Brown, Judy Koon, Mike Stout and Ted Smith. Mrs. Warren Oliver was the director.

75 Years Ago

(1943) Offices of the Faulkner County war price and rationing board moved from the national guard armory to 817 Railroad Avenue. The office was closed during the move.

With no opposition to the Democratic nominees and no other issues on the ballot, the annual city general election would be a mere formality and few votes were expected to be cast. Efforts were made, however, to open polling places in all of the five voting precincts of Conway.

The granddaddy of wild turkeys, weighing 28 pounds, was the trophy brought back from Boone County by Homer Craig and E.N. Anthony.

100 Years Ago 

(1918) The small grocery store of Alf Olive, in the northeastern part of the city, was robbed of $35 worth of tobacco and groceries, according to information furnished to Marshal J.R. Piercey. The bloodhounds belonging to Ed Moore were taken to the scene of the robbery and soon picked up a trail, following it to a deserted barn. The trail was lost there.