10 Years Ago
(2008) Rhonda Overby, chairperson for Toad Suck Daze, was pictured cutting the ribbon for the grand opening of the Toad Suck Store.
Ortho Rehab, Conway Therapy Services, Westwork Designs and Hurd-Long Architects all had ribbon-cuttings at their new facilities.
Conway Lady Cat Tia Houston went 3 for 3, which included an inside-the-park home run in the fourth, as well as a single and a double, to help lead Conway to a 6-1 conference win at Lady Cat Field.
Local builder Kevin Watson was pictured placing his bid at the Conway Christian Golf Tournament Auction.
25 Years Ago
(1993) A search committee recommended that Mark Ledbetter be nominated as fire chief and a new position, deputy chief, be created, recommending Bart Castleberry for the position.
Gary Hathaway of the Conway Jaycees and Richard Suits, Jaycees President, were pictured presenting a check to Heather Heath of the Boys and Girls Club of Conway. The money was raised by the Jaycees at the Conway Football Classic Benefit Bowl that pitted the Jaycees of Conway against city of Conway employees.
Actor William Ragsdale, a Hendrix alumnus who played the role of Herman in the Fox network program, “Herman’s Head,” spoke to Hendrix students.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Pupils of Jack and Jill Kindergarten visited the Municipal Building to give special recognition to law enforcement officers and other community leaders. Mothers who assisted the teacher, Mrs. Collins Isom, were Mrs. Vance Strange, Mrs. Richard Hudson, Mrs. James H. Flanagin, Jr., Mrs. Gene Wilbourn and Mrs. Harvey Adams.
Greenbrier senior basketball players Jimmy Reynolds, Dewayne Branham and Joe Graham signed letters of intent to attend Central Baptist College on basketball scholarships.
Hager’s Jewelry moved to its new home at 910 Front Street. Founded in 1946 by Mr. and Mrs. Liston J. Hager, it was first located at 1204 Oak Street.
75 Years Ago
(1943) The new telephone directories for Conway were distributed by Southwestern Bell Telephone. They contained 16 pages of listings and showed a small net increase in the number of telephones in use.
Ten Conway adults and eight children received their first treatment for rabies after examination of the head of a German police dog belonging to the children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Robbins, 1939 Duncan. Most of those receiving treatment were believed to have been bitten by the dog. In addition to the Robbins family, six other neighborhood children, ages four to nine, were treated.
100 Years Ago
(1918) James T. Witt, formerly a well-known Conway man, had developed into an inventor. He invented a new fire-fighting apparatus. The fire engine was built on a truck and was so constructed that one man could operate it. The machine raised an asbestos screen for the protection of the fireman. The screen had portholes through which the fireman could throw the stream of water. A New York fire chief said that, in his opinion, the new machine was a perfect fire-fighting machine.