10 Years Ago
(2008) Jim Lambert was named President and CEO of Conway Regional Health System on Thursday. Lambert had served as interim CEO and COO for the previous seven months.
Ty Maple, 8th grader at Carl Stuart, was pictured with a box of recycled items. Maple implemented a recycling project at the school to help it go “green.”
The 2008 Stuck on a Truck got started at First State Bank in Toad Suck Square.
Heather Graham, who worked at the Faulkner County Library for three years until her death, was honored by her family with a plaque placed in the library in her memory.
25 Years Ago
(1993) CHS Senior Angie Webber won the Ms. Future Business Leader event at the FBLA State Leadership Conference. She received a $500 scholarship and a plaque. Scott Attebery won the Impromptu Speaking event.
Bruce Thornton, 7, was pictured shoving spaghetti into his mouth during a spaghetti eating contest at Bruno’s Italian Café.
Richard Rappold, 12, was pictured dressed as Abraham Lincoln as he gave his report at Sallie Cone Elementary School.
Dr. Sally A. Roden was named UCA’s Dean of Undergraduate Studies, succeeding Dr. David Moon who was returning to the classroom fulltime in the mathematics department after serving as dean since 1972.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Sherry Dean, SCA sophomore, and Paulette Grimes, SCA junior, were contestants in the Central Arkansas Poultry Festival at Estes Field.
Dr. Waddy Moore, associate professor of history at SCA, spoke at the 27th annual meeting of the Arkansas Historical Association in Magnolia.
James Beene, a seven-year veteran of the Conway Police Department, was featured as part of Law Enforcement Week. Married to the former Anna Dell Davis, he had two children, Karen Kay, 13, and Rickey Lee, 6.
A Teenage Safe Driving Road-E-O was held at the Mad Butcher parking lot. The Conway Jaycees and Smith Ford sponsored the contest.
75 Years Ago
(1943) Bobby Dean Clements celebrated his fourth birthday at his home on Clifton Street. Guests were Carla Garrett, Billie Don Maynard, Emogean and Geraldean Thornton, Joe Ford, Anita Jones, Jerry Wimberly, Jerrie Hegi, Carl New, Bobbie Ward, Scottie Curry, Jimmie Fiddler and Mrs. Leon Clements.
Arkansas was furnishing 98 percent of all bauxite mined in the nation. A marble plaque on a bauxite boulder was placed on the statehouse grounds denoting this.
War Ration Book #3, to be distributed in the summer, had 48 “unit” stamps used for sugar, coffee and shoes as well as “point” stamps on the back four pages.
100 Years Ago
(1918) When the train arrived in Conway with 185 men headed to Camp Pike, the Red Cross ladies served sandwiches, coffee and lemonade. The Red Cross ladies made it a point to thank the following businesses and individuals for their assistance in feeding these men: Cole & Company, Moll Brothers, Heiligers’ Palm Garden, Terry Drug Company and W.W. Westmoreland.