10 Years Ago
(2008) After almost half a century, the board of trustees at Hendrix College voted to bring football back to the college. Women’s lacrosse was also added. Men’s lacrosse, the only one in the state, had just been added.
Mark Scroggins, 41, of Conway won Stuck on a Truck after 85 hours. His prize was the 2008 Ford F-150 V8 provided by Smith Ford.
Seniors Nicholas Barnes and Neil Kopper, both of Conway, were elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Beta chapter at Hendrix College. Barnes was majoring in economics while Kopper was majoring in physics.
25 Years Ago
(1993) A preliminary sketch of the front of the new Faulkner County Library as seen from Tyler Street was pictured on the front page of the newspaper.
Original works of T.J. Mehaffey, Sam Chrestensen, Mike Mimms and Stacy Davis were on display at the Comic Book Store at Highway 286 and German Lane.
Conway High School delegates to Girl State at Harding University were Rae Boudreaux, Nikki Fiddler, Talisha Givan, Jennifer Henderson and Dandra Thomas. Delegates to Boy State at UCA were Justin Hargis, Kenneth Mason, Jake Newton, Matt Simmons and Rusty Wilson.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Six senior Mayflower High School honor students were pictured: Lou Ann Hoggard, Cathy Dycus, Patricia Webb, Dianne Sowell, Sandra Harrell and Buryl York.
James Howard Montgomery, Conway High senior, was notified of his appointment to West Point. He would report July 1.
Paul Dawson celebrated his sixth birthday at a party at Bluebird Kindergarten. Guests were Ellen Smith, Maureen Murphy, Julie Johnson, Paul Johnson, Janet Lancaster, Bentley Pew, Philip Gibson, David Browning, Joseph Thompson, Leigh Ann Paul, Katherine McKinney, Scotty Warren, Laura McConnell and Kay Bright.
The new Holiday Inn, owned by Owen and Cecil Bell, was pictured.
75 Years Ago
(1943) Turner T. Doolin of Doolin’s Funeral Home was elected vice president of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association.
Mrs. Mary B. Hilliard sold a residence at 820 Faulkner Street to George Joseph for $1,500. The home was occupied by K.W. Parker and family.
Shirley Ann Lipscomb celebrated her eighth birthday at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arch Isom, 208 Conway Boulevard.
Anne Shaw celebrated her fifth birthday at her home on College Avenue.
Women’s Hats as well as Breakfast Coats were advertised in J.C. Penney’s Mother’s Day ad for $1.98 while dresses were $4.98.
100 Years Ago.
(1918) Henry T. Whiddon received a touching letter from Emerance Sourisse in France. Whiddon was contributing to the support of the war orphan. Part of the letter is as follows: “My mother has to work a great deal now that she is alone. She is often very, very tired. My sister and I are very thankful to be your little adopted daughters.” Conway citizens, through an American organization, were contributing $36.50 a year to support each French orphan.