April 8

10 Years Ago

(2008) Conway High School senior Jolene Hanks was pictured watering plants for the annual Plant Sale.

Julia Lee Moore Elementary fourth graders Jared Badgley and Toler Freyaldenhoven were pictured playing a game of chess at lunch.

The Faulkner County Museum received a Connecting to Collections bookshelf with preservation resources from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Betsy Beacham’s junior U.S. history class at St. Joseph traveled to NLR’s Municipal Field to see the Collings Foundation’s “Wings of Freedom Tour.” The Collings Foundation flew three vintage WWII airplanes to NLR—a B-17, a B-24 and a B-25 bomber—for the public to view.

25 Years Ago

(1993) Note cards with a pen and ink drawing of the Cadron Settlement Blockhouse would be sold to raise funds to rebuild the blockhouse. Suzanne Waggoner of Mt. Vernon created the drawing.

The 120th anniversary of Faulkner County would be celebrated with an event sponsored by the Faulkner County Historical Society in front of the Greathouse home, located northwest of the Faulkner County Courthouse. George Hartje would serve as master of ceremonies.

Milt Honea, president of Arkla Gas and former president of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, would be the guest speaker at the Chamber’s Second Monday luncheon.

50 Years Ago

(1968) Conway firemen Jackie Lawrence, Doyce Ballard, Jim Bell and Orland Bartley were lauded by Jim Foster for saving his Foster Oar plant on Sturgis Road south of Conway. The firemen battled the blaze, which originated in a sawdust and scrap wood shed, for five hours.

Mrs. Bill Pate was pictured explaining the operation and use of a thermometer to the fourth- grade class at Sallie Cone Elementary. Filming the instruction was Mike Hargis, an SCA graduate assistant. Dr. Denver Prince, an SCA science professor, would use the tape to teach his class of elementary teachers.

75 Years Ago

(1943) In a colorful ceremony, the first of its kind observed in Conway, 39 naval aviation cadets enrolled in the war training service of the civil aeronautics administration at ASTC received silver wings today in recognition of solo flights. The program was held at Ida Waldron auditorium. G. Dan Estes of Teachers College introduced the ground school instructors: Dr. W.C. Ferguson, Dr. H.L. Minton, A.E. Burdick, C.V. Robinette, O.L Hughes and Jeff Ferris. After a brief speech, Dr. Nolan Irby, president of ASTC, presented the silver wings to the cadets with the assistance of Estes and Kenneth Starnes, flying service contractor.

100 Years Ago

(1918) Advertisement: Make your healing remedy at home. Get a 50-cent bottle of Farris Healing Oil, add it to a pint of linseed oil and you have a full pint of the best healing remedy that money can buy. It cures old sores, wounds, cuts and scratches. We sell it.”—Terry Drug Store.

Incomplete reports of the first day’s canvass in the Liberty Loan drive, compiled by the banks, showed that $64,700 had been subscribed by more than 500 citizens. Only two townships, Walker and Wilson, had reported complete figures and both of these went far over the quota assigned to them.