10 Years Ago
(2008) Jack Bell resigned his position from the Conway City Council to fill the position of Mayor Tab Townsell’s assistant.
Sixth grader Jessica Burrier was pictured looking up books for her GT Reading Class at Simon Intermediate. The Conway School District was raising funds to update the computerized card catalogs in the schools’ media centers.
Keegan’s 5th Annual Birthday Bash for Cash was scheduled. The yearly event, named for Keegan Smith, was held at Smokehouse BBQ on Donaghey to benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Keegan received a heart transplant there shortly after his birth.
25 Years Ago
(1993) A new I-40 bridge was being constructed over the Cadron Creek on the Faulkner-Conway county line.
The Sears store in Conway was to become a retail outlet after Sears announced plans to close 2,000 catalog stores and discontinue its catalog. Carroll DuVall was owner of the store in the Conway Towne Centre.
Christina Billhardt of Berlin, Germany, on sabbatical leave from the John F. Kennedy School in Berlin, was a guest of Jo Nell Lowry and Margarette Martin. A coffee was held in her honor at the home of Mrs. Martin for Delta Kappa Gamma members.
50 Years Ago
(1968) The community Easter service would be held at the west end of Lake Beaverfork. For the past several years the service had been held at Crestlawn Memorial Park. Prior to that it was held on Grandview Heights.
Andre E. McNeil became an associate in the law office of Clark, Clark & Clark in Conway. He graduated from the UA School of Law and was a former professor of economics and dean of men at SCA.
Jerrell J. Coker, serving his first term, announced he would seek a second term as Faulkner County treasurer.
75 Years Ago
(1943) Five hundred and fifty city lots, blocks and parcels of real estate were auctioned at the courthouse for foreclosure of delinquent assessments in the sewer district. Owners would have four years to redeem their property and pay back taxes.
Two hundred and ninety-three women, comprising Class #3 to be trained at WAAC branch No. 3, army administrative school, arrived at ASTC from Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia where they received their basic training.
The 249 members of WAAC Class #1 at ASTC left for Ruston, Louisiana where they were expected to receive assignments to army posts throughout the nation.
100 Years Ago
(1918) The Conway “Bow-Nots” baseball team failed to bow when they met the Hendrix College Bulldogs on Russell field in a practice game, with the result that the local team defeated the Bulldogs 3-0 in a nine-inning game. “Smoky Joe” Smith, doing mound duty for the Conway team, did the work in grand style, and the Bulldogs failed to it in the pinches.
Mesdames D.S. Campbell and L.M. Sipes spent the day in Little Rock attending the Woman’s Missionary Union which was in session at the First Baptist Church in Little Rock.