May 17


10 Years Ago

Kayli Farris, a junior at Conway High School, was pictured as one of more than 200 students taking AP Exams in the new Conway High School multipurpose building.

A.J. Spiridigliozzi, a CHS-East teacher, was pictured talking to Drama I classes at Laurel Park. They were performing from various William Shakespeare plays. Brittany Boone was pictured helping Kelsey Troutman put on stage makeup, preparing for a scene from Macbeth.

Adam Kordsmeier, 18, was pictured with an airplane. He was pursuing a degree in aviation at Henderson State University and had recently earned his private pilot license.


25 Years Ago

Stockbroker Alex Lieblong, Officer Jim “Butch” Martin, Police Chief Tim Daley and Conway Schools Superintendent Ray Simon spoke to graduates of the “Be a Winner” program, a 12-week alcohol/drug awareness program, at Sallie Cone Elementary.

Conway High School seniors Brandy Glover and Nathan Tumlinson were named the Conway Noon Optimist May Teens of the Month.

Dr. Calvin Ledbetter, Jr. was honored at a reception and autograph party for his book, “Carpenter from Conway: George Washington Donaghey as Governor of Arkansas, 1909-1913.”

A three-part series appeared on how the street names and numbers of Conway and Faulkner County affected emergency services.


50 Years Ago

Sixth graders Sandy Simcox, Laura Robins, Lynn Bell and Sandy Lowry were pictured in grass skirts performing a Hawaiian Hukilau song for the spring musical directed by Mrs. Arthur Havens.

Steve Herron, Mayflower High; David Leo Henze, St. Joseph High; Charles Ruple, Vilonia High; and Allan Stewart, David Wilcox, Robert Balenton, Steve Fulmer, and Tommy White of Conway High were chosen to attend Boy State at Camp Robinson.

The Conway Bible Study Fellowship, an interdenominational group, finished its second year with a guest night. One hundred and twenty women representing eight denominations and 37 local churches attended the group regularly.


75 Years Ago

J.M. Russell purchased the Guy-Conway community bus line from F.M. Fielder and extended it to New Home, making the route four miles longer.

Missouri Pacific buses were in service only between Little Rock and Conway on highway 65 due to flooding while the Sante Fe line, running to the north of Conway, and the Inter-City line, operating between Conway and Little Rock, maintained normal service. Bus service on highway 64 to Morrilton and western Arkansas was suspended.

Mrs. William J. Clark had a bingo party for her high school piano students at her home on Duncan Street.


100 Years Ago

Casimer Dussex of near Conway brought in some samples of his new potatoes that he had just gathered. The potatoes were unusually large and fine for the time of year. He called this potato that he had developed the “Dussex Early Queen.”