June 30


10 Years Ago

Mary Michael Maggio, in qualifying for her 4th United States Junior Girls’ Championship, might have done what no other Arkansas golfer had done. No observers could remember any other golfer achieving this distinction. She was committed to play golf for LSU in the fall.

“Wall-E,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Zohan” and “Kung Fu Panda”were showing at the Carmike Cinema 6 in the Faulkner Plaza Shopping Center.

Western Sizzlin, 816 First Avenue, advertised a 10-ounce ribeye for $8.99 as thieves were starting to target farm diesel supplies because of soaring prices. Oil futures had climbed to $143 a barrel.


25 Years Ago

Conway Corporation allocated $400,000 for the city to purchase a new audio-communication system that would provide radios for all city departments.

Pat Bass had a young raccoon sneak into her home at 1806 Washington. Her husband, Joe, came home and was finally able to get the animal outside.

Ryan’s Family Steak House was set to open a location in Conway on July 13.

The British Broadcasting Corp. was in Conway interviewing residents in preparation for a documentary on Rickey Ray Rector who died by lethal injection in 1992 for the 1981 murder of Conway Patrolman Bob Martin.


50 Years Ago

Johnny Ray and Pat Havens, 1968 graduates, were selected Mr. and Mrs. CHS by the student body.

Joe B. Shaw, director of CAPCA, announced that 232 children were enrolled in the summer Head Start program.

Federal Compress & Warehouse’s Board of Directors sold the firm’s equipment, buildings and real estate to a New York firm. The company owned 90 compresses including the one in Conway.

Sarah Daugherty, a Girl State delegate, made her report to the Pilot Club that sponsored her. She talked briefly about her experience at the camp. The club met in the home of Mrs. Ruth Richardson.


75 Years Ago

Edwin S. Preston assumed the presidency of Central College. Plans were underway to purchase a home near the campus for the president and his family.

Charles Edwards bought the eight-room brick home, built by the late Dr. W.F. Baugh, at 507 Locust and planned to live there after extensive repairs are made.

The 1943 law amending the teacher retirement act made retirement compulsory at 72 for members of the teacher retirement system.

Sixty-eight Faulkner County men, most of whom were previously deferred to complete their 1943 crops, would be sent to the Little Rock induction center for examination July 15.


100 Years Ago

At the urgent request of the National Council of Defense, a patriotic celebration of the nation’s birthday would be held in Conway on July 4. Chairman W.D. Cole, Jr. said the program would be a simple and short one. It would be held in the public square and would not be a fireworks and red lemonade affair. It would be a dignified, patriotic service of renewed and increased devotion to the nation.