June 1


10 Years Ago

Sonny and Macell Davis were pictured selling garlic and daffodil bulbs to Bryan and Ellen Hartje on the first day of the Farmers Market held at the fairgrounds.

Advanced Practice Nurse Rebecca McCarley was pictured with her mother, Billie Edwards, who served as office manager of the new Community Medical Clinic in Greenbrier.

Coming to the new strip center under development on Salem Road near College Avenue would be Marble Slab Creamery and Great American Cookie Company. Also coming was Lenny’s Sub Shop.

Doe’s Eat Place, which would occupy the space next to Old Chicago, was approved for a liquor license.


 25 Years Ago

St. Joseph High School principal Joseph Bernard Stubbs was promoted to principal of kindergarten through 12th grade. Rita Strause was named assistant principal for the elementary and high school. Elizabeth McDuff was retiring as the elementary school principal.

Faulkner honor students attending a reception at the Governor’s Mansion were Sarah Snyder and Christopher Moix, St. Joseph High School; Angie Webber and Kim Hambuchen, Conway High School; Ryan Smith and Beverly Shofner, Greenbrier High School; Karen Richardson and Laurie Wiedower, Guy-Perkins High School; Craig Grider and Robin Dietsch, Mayflower High School; Susan Sellers and Charlie Phillips, Vilonia High School.


50 Years Ago

More than 50 persons attended the reunion of the 1943 Class of Hendrix College. Fletcher Smith, a local jeweler, played host to the group at Conway Country Club.

Rosemary Neff, 17, was named “Most Feminine” by the student body of Conway High School.

Pam Nutter, a Conway high school vocalist, would appear on the Vic Ames Show telecast by KATV Channel 7.

Ernest Ruple, who played for the Conway Wampus Cats from 1960 to 1962 and the Arkansas Razorbacks from 1963 to 1967, signed a contract to play offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers.


75 Years Ago

The Missouri Pacific bus service was resumed between Little Rock and Ft. Smith for the first time in nearly three weeks as floodwaters receded. Army engineers were still on duty at Levee #1 of Faulkner County and had not received orders to return to their bases.

Enrollment for the summer term at ASTC showed a sharp increase over recent years. All available accommodations were occupied with 90 young women being lodged at Bruce Hall at Central College. Private homes were being provided for those still in need of housing for the summer term. Hendrix College’s enrollment had also broken records.


100 Years Ago

The Victrola fund being raised by Mrs. Rosa Hicks of Conway to furnish music for the sick soldiers at Camp Pike was still growing. It had passed the $200 mark. About $300 was needed to purchase a complete equipment package. It was hoped the remainder of the money could be secured quickly.

Mrs. Emma Warren, chief operator for the local Southwestern Bell Telephone exchange, attended a meeting of chief operators in Little Rock.