June 5


10 Years Ago

Ida Burns Elementary celebrated the last day of school with a dance-off between school nurse Amy Kordsmeier and teacher Matt Tucker. School principal Cindy Thacker gave a small performance as well.

Ruth Doyle Intermediate students participated in a Jump Rope for Heart program, raising more than $1,500 for the American Heart Association.

Sonshine Academy of Dance presented “She’s All That” at the Conway Public Schools Auditorium.

The ceremonial first shovelful of dirt was thrown at the groundbreaking of Conway’s City of College Park, a youth softball park being constructed near Bob Courtway Drive and Siebenmorgen Road.


25 Years Ago

John Mark Guerin won the Greenbrier Primary School’s annual spelling bee. NeAmber Van Pelt and Hillary Birdsong came in second and third place.

Eddie Hawkins, Conway School District assistant superintendent for support services, dedicated the Linda Rea Park, an indoor, memorial “reading park” at Sallie Cone Elementary

Cecil Boothe, principal of Florence Mattison Elementary, was pictured unfolding a quilt with specially designed blocks made by students. Boothe was leaving to become principal at the new Jim Stone Elementary School.

Miss Toby’s School of Dance had its sixth annual dance recital, “Miss Toby’s Dance Ranch,” at the Conway Public Schools auditorium.


50 Years Ago

Richard M. Pence, Jr. and Eddie McNutt were awarded their law degrees at the UA Law School spring commencement. Both graduated from Conway High School in 1961. Both planned to take the bar exam in July.

Keith West, who was injured playing football in the Conway-Sylvan Hills game the previous fall, had his second surgery on his injured knee.

The Jack and Jill Kindergarten concluded its school year with a hayride. Mrs. Collins B. Isom was the teacher.

Silburn Hardy and Exel Howard were in charge of the homecoming activities at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church at Shady Grove.


75 Years Ago

Paul Edmund Rose, 61, probably the state’s most widely known watchmaker and jeweler, passed away at Conway Memorial Hospital. Rose moved to Conway in 1921, continuing his watchmaking business and achieving fame in trade magazines for inventions and discoveries he had made in the art of watchmaking.

Mrs. Hoggard of the Marcus Hill community recovered her missing lower plate of false teeth after eight weeks. They had been missing since rats took them off her bedside chair and hid them in the springs of her sofa. After scalding and scrubbing the teeth thoroughly, they were as good as ever.


100 Years Ago

Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Berry visited their son, Will A. Berry, in Conway and then returned to their home in Springdale.

At a meeting of the “H” Association of Hendrix College, baseball letters were awarded to Henderson, right field; Farris, catcher; Farrish, second base; Merrill, third base; Andrews, center fielder; Wells, first base; and Smith, pitcher. Two members of the team, Wahl and McDonald, had already been awarded their letters last season.