10 Years Ago
Mary Hull, a certified elder care manager, launched Elder Care Consulting. She provided in-home assessments to determine what services the seniors needed.
Dee Ann Middleton completed 21 years of service at Conway Human Development Center. She was an instructor assistant on the habilitation and training team.
The contract with Coach Nolan Richardson ended and the chancellor who showed him the door stepped down after 11 years. Chancellor John White said he was unaware that his retirement date coincided with the end of Richardson’s contract. White would be teaching engineering after a brief sabbatical. He was also writing five books.
25 Years Ago
Sheriff Bob Blankenship and C.B. Spangler were pictured at Spangler’s retirement party at Bowen’s Ramada Restaurant. He was retiring after 12 years as a deputy sheriff.
Patrolman Mike Edgmon was pictured examining some of the fireworks which Conway police officers had confiscated. Local ordinances prohibited the selling or firing of fireworks within the city limits.
Construction of an access area for canoeists and fishermen on North Cadron Creek was ordered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. It would be at the Highway 65 bridge across the creek between Greenbrier and Damascus.
50 Years Ago
Melissa Goss, 3, suffered a concussion when a horse knocked her down in a field near her home at 714 Farris Road.
Martha Elizabeth Lyssy became the bride of John Martin Dayer in an afternoon ceremony June 1 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
One hundred members of the Castleberry family, representing five generations, had a reunion at YBMA fairgrounds. The family of A.V. Daves also had a potluck dinner and reunion there.
The Conway Chamber of Commerce Parks Committee toured the sites for the future Cedar Park, Laurel Park, Gatlin Park, Fifth Avenue Park and Mountain View Park.
75 Years Ago
Following their refusal to pay a minimum price of $1.80 net to grower for No. 1 potatoes, the Faulkner County USDA war board canceled the appointment of three local buyers as agents for food distribution administration and Conway was without a market for potatoes. The three buyers said they could not pay the $1.80 and dispose of the potatoes for $2.25, after grading, sacking, inspecting and loading into cars without sustaining a loss. The only buyer left in the county was Fay Lasley who was confining his purchases to potatoes delivered to Mt. Vernon and Enola and paying $1.70 there.
100 Years Ago
Rev. Burks Culpepper, the famous evangelist who conducted a remarkable successful meeting in Conway two years ago, spent the day visiting in Conway. He was conducting a revival at Russellville. While here, he was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Hinton.
Electric fans were installed at the Presbyterian Church. “We want to make our church a comfortable place to worship,” said Rev. J.W. Boyer, minister.