June 8


10 Years Ago

Sandy and Cathy Jolly were named the 2008 Faulkner County Farm Family of the Year. The couple lived on a fifth-generation farm in Greenbrier.

PK’s opened in the Halter Building at Oak and Front Streets. Sisters Diana Allen and Celeste Flanagin owned the 30-year-old store, which had been located on Donaghey for several years.

Especially For You, an embroidery, etching and engraving shop, held a ribbon-cutting at its new location at 2625 Donaghey.

The 23th Annual “Lights Over the Lake” would be held June 28 at Beaverfork Lake featuring the Conway Symphony Orchestra.


25 Years Ago

Bethany Ahne, 3, was pictured with her new puppy watching her mother, Melinda, and brother, Jordan, 5, play baseball in Timberpeg subdivision.

Harlan Park Assembly of God Kindergarten graduates were Byron Acklin, Clint Bailey, Justin Bellott, Kendra Brown, Kayla Chandler, Jordan Craig, Steven Florez, Jessica Frazier, Vanessa Long, Tommy Mason, Kameron Mohammed, Garrett Moore, Sedric Patterson, Cody Rowlett, Natalya Russ, Sky Virgil, Michael Wages, Alicia Wise and Jolanda Young.

Tara Thomas was named Tiny Miss Daze while Daniel Mankey was named Tiny Mr. Tadpole at the Toad Suck Daze Pageant. Amber Cummings was selected Petite Miss Daze.


50 Years Ago

H.L. Stanfill, 51, superintendent of Conway schools for near four years, passed away after months of ill health.

Kathy Willbanks and Terry Bishop were named the best dressed students at Conway High School. Both planned to attend SCA in the fall.

Sherry Nixon and Sue Caruthers were selected from Greenbrier High School to attend Girl State at Camp Robinson.

Mrs. W.C. Ferguson retired from SCA. She was the daughter of the first dean of the college and wife of the second. She has served as director of women’s activities for the past 12 years.


75 Years Ago

It was announced that the Arkansas Teachers College Nursery school was open to any child between the ages of two and five years of age. The cost per child was $1.50 a week and transportation was available.

ASTC planned two summer community music projects for all summer students of the college as well as the Conway community. A mixed chorus would meet every Tuesday afternoon and a band would meet every Tuesday evening in the industrial arts building, the green frame structure on the campus. There would be no charge for instruction.


100 Years Ago

Plans were arranged for observing an eclipse of the sun at Arkansas State Normal School. The Normal science department provided pieces of smoked glass for all visitors and students. Professor E.E. Cordrey delivered a talk, illustrated with diagrams, explaining the case and nature of eclipses.