May 26


10 Years Ago

Ethan Walsh and Justin Covington of Greenbrier High School; Eric Smith and Tyler Bowman of Conway Christian High School; Nichola Clark and Kristin Gangluff of Conway High School; Stephen Arnold of Guy-Perkins High School; and Kristina Smith of Mayflower High School; and their parents were recognized as Honor Seniors at a reception at the Governor’s Mansion.

Emma Catherine Balmaz, 98, a lifelong resident of Conway and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, passed away.

Jevin Smith and J.D. Robertson won the Harley O. Weatherly Four-ball at Conway Country Club, defeating Alan and Jason Cuthberson.


25 Years Ago

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s agricultural committee visited a 45-acre ranch, a registered angus and Brangus operation, owned by Bob and Betty Ramsey. They also visited the Nabholz Ranch, northwest of Vilonia, a 675-acre purebred Beefmaster operation.

The Conway City Council approved the purchase of property across from Pine Street School to be used as a Conway Police Department substation.

Dr. April Chatham, of Iowa, and the Rev. Bill Carpenter, of Illinois, were honored at a formal candlelight dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James E. McAlister. The couple were to be married May 29 in Illinois.


50 Years Ago

W.A. Humphrey, Conway automobile body repairman and building completed the renewal of a 1928 Willys-Overland Whippet, which George Hartje, Jr., Conway attorney, acquired in the summer of 1967.

Graduates of Jennie Hayden Kindergarten were Donna Churchwell, Melinda Schenk, Thresa Baldus, Debbie Gwatney, Teresa Alexander, Brian Banister, Kenny Starkey, Neal Starkey, Kyle Wilson, Chris Webb, Yancey Prosser, Janet Wiedower, Glenn Filley, Craig Evans and Jeff Wilson. A program, “Care of Pets” was held at the outdoor event.

Willis Watkins, Jr. and Dr. Fred Gordy again won the Harley O. Weatherly Four-Ball Golf Tournament at the Conway Country Club.


75 Years Ago

Fifty-one bachelors’ degrees and 13 associate-of-arts degrees were awarded at Hendrix College at the spring commencement. Ed McCuistion, Arkansas state supervisor of negro education and a 1917 Hendrix graduate, delivered the address.

A course in pre-flight aeronautics for teachers would be conducted at ASTC during its summer session. The course was arranged by the director of the pre-flight aeronautics program in Washington, D.C.

Edsel Ford, 49, president of Ford Motor Company, died at his home in Gross Pointe Shores, Michigan. He had an operation for a stomach malady that occurred 16 months earlier and also had undulant fever.


100 Years Ago

From the Brown’s Crossing column: “If the hawks would let the chickens alone, they would soon be ripe enough to fry.

The ladies fishing club met at Palarm Creek and after spending lots of time and patience resolved that fish are unhealthy this time of year, as they only caught two weighing three ounces each.