May 16


10 Years Ago

Robbi Riggs, Harrison Daniel, Parker West, Hayden Dow, Jeannie Corbitt, Alexis Chudy, Courtney Briggs and Mark Mallett were honored by the Conway Noon Rotary Club as students who displayed leadership, outstanding academic achievements and dependability.

Shawn Harris would be one of the locals competing in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event in Conway. He was known for posting money finishes in team roping.

The most valuable players for the six-and-under teams, The Yankees and Razorbacks, at the Greenbrier Southern Tees mid-season Heater were Isaac Huise, John Trent, Riley Campbell, Luke Smith, Cameron Burroughs, Landon Headrick, Carson McNew and Cayden Wallace.


25 Years Ago

Law enforcement officers and guests gathered for a memorial ceremony and the unveiling of a new memorial, built in honor of three fallen police officers, in front of the Conway Police Department. Bobby Harkrider, assisted by Patrolman Robert Martin’s daughter, Robin Tyler, unveiled the monument.

Hastings Books, Music & Video moved to a new expanded location across the parking lot from its previous location in the Conway Towne Centre.

John McCracken, an advisory board member for Worthen Bank, cut the ribbon marking the grand opening of Worthen’s newest branch at 2150 Harkrider, the eighth location in Faulkner County.


50 Years Ago

Rev. Dean Clements was named pastor of the College Avenue Church of the Nazarene. He succeeded the Rev. Glenn W. Abla who resigned and moved to Denver, Colorado.

Floodwaters from the Arkansas River had flooded approximately 6,500 acres of land in the Tupelo bottoms.

Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Ketcheside, Mr. and Mrs. Cleddie Harper, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Siebenmorgen, and Mr. and Mrs. Neil Floyd were in Hot Springs for the Arkansas Bankers Association Convention.

C.O. Hensley, former police chief, was pictured with the 7 ½-pound buffalo fish he caught with his hands in the drainage ditch by his home.


75 Years Ago

Enrollment of women high school graduates in summer courses for engineering, science, management, and war training (ESMWT) in more than 1,000 towns and cities across the U.S. was expected to furnish the war industry with more than 100,000 trained workers before the end of the year, Paul McNutt, war manpower commission chairman said. Some 200,000 women would also be upgraded to supervisory or technical positions. ESMWT courses in a particular locality were related directly to the college level training needs of local industries.

The third class of WAACS finished their training and all 288 would be assigned to army units.


100 Years Ago

Thirty-six professions of faith and 81 additions to the membership of the church, of which 24 were by baptism, were the visible results of a revival that ended at the First Baptist Church. The evangelist for the revival was Dr. B.B. Bailey of Arkadelphia.

After several successful attempts to enlist in some branch of the service, William J. Clark was accepted for service in the U.S. Marine Corps. He left for Port Royal, South Carolina to stand his final examinations.