10 Years Ago
An open house was held at one of downtown Conway’s newest attractions, the Halter Building’s rooftop dining area. Mike Coats and Mike Kraft, co-owners of both Michelangelo’s Italian Ristorante and Mike’s Place, planned to bring open-air dining to the masses.
Dr. Thomas J. Reid, a prominent cancer specialist, joined the Conway Hematology Clinic after a brilliant career at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He became an affiliate of Dr. Sue Tsuda, who was listed among the compilation of the “Best Doctors” in the U.S. and who with her husband, Dr. Pietro De Togni guided the Conway clinic.
25 Years Ago
Debbie Gosnell’s baton students won trophies at the Arkansas State and Open Twirling Championship and Miss Majorette of Arkansas Competition: Stephanie Lamar, Jennifer Gosnell, Stephanie Gosnell, Whitney Wilson, Tiffany Gosnell, Jessica Taylor, Adrienne Lama Allie Longing, Haley Wilson and Stacia Gosnell all won honors.
Model Cleaners, a 14-and-under girls’ softball team, earned a bid to the Amateur Softball Association’s state tournament. Team members were Lydia Allen, Stormy Caldwell, Laura Beth Clements, Kelly Davis, Shelley Fleming, Stephanie Fulfer, Stephanie Geary, Amy Head, Marie McKissack, Cheri Paparic, Jacqueline Ralls, Hollis Wills and Jackie Strain. Coaches were Bill Clements, Coy Fulfer and Susan Ralls.
50 Years Ago
Newly elected officers of the Conway Junior Civic League were Mrs. Farris Baker, president; Mrs. Warren E. Oliver, first vice president; Mrs. Neil S. Floyd, second vice president; Mrs. Robert D. Nabholz, corresponding secretary; Mrs. John Reese, treasurer; Mrs. Robert W. Henry, parliamentarian; and Mrs. E.E. Fraser, historian-reporter.
The Conway Texaco Service Station at Front and Main was remodeled to include a new concrete driveway and a new aisle of pumps to allow attendants to service customers in less time. The building was owned by Mrs. D.O. Harton, Jr. The new manager would be Jim Green who was succeeding H.H. Johnson.
75 Years Ago
The sixth class of WAAC began training at ASTC. This class of 68 was smaller but the next class was expected to be of normal size.
A soldier on the front in North Africa, writing home to his mother in Conway, stated that the soldiers there were “burned up” about all the strikes back home. Some 156,000 miners were still on strike in Pittsburgh after miners had walked off jobs in four states. The government took over some mines on May 1.
Sam Fausett, owner of Fausett’s studio in Conway, was re-elected vice president of the Arkansas Professional Photographers Association.
100 Years Ago
An unusually unfortunate accident occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Bishop when little Geneva Martin, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Martin, fell from a tree into which she had climbed and broke both legs. The little girl was reported to be resting well but was confined to her home for several weeks.