10 Years Ago
Rock Solid Church held its annual Fourth of July picnic at Fifth Avenue Park. Kasey Wax, 8, and Matthew Hartsell, 3, were pictured at the top of an inflatable slide while Jonathan Arnold and Austin McNeely were pictured during a flag football game.
Conway Braves founder Kim Patterson was pictured reading a book, “The Story of the Conway Braves,” at a banquet celebrating the sixth year of the teams. Close to 140 were in attendance. The Braves also retired the #1 jersey of Bill Patterson’s late son Ben. Nathan Whisenant received the Ben Patterson Spirit Award.
25 Years Ago
Four Conway financial institutions have joined Main Street Conway to help revitalize downtown through a reinvestment loan program. Money would be loaned to property owners or tenants for exterior design of buildings and storefronts.
First Wednesday Lunch Break, a monthly devotional for women of all ages led by Marilyn Mathis, was held at Second Baptist Church with a light lunch being served.
Sarah Mitchell was pictured with Jess Setzler, graphic arts supervisor at AETN. Mitchell was interning at AETN.
Milton Davis, who had been drawing Toad Suck Country cartoons for 14 years, added a caricature of himself to the cartoons.
50 Years Ago
Thirty one members of Phi Delta chapter of DBS attended and won two trophies at the annual national DBS convention in Mobile, Alabama: Melinda Isom, Val Fraser, Adair Shock, Nancy Burnett, Nancy Moix, Carolyn Thompson, Sheri Thompson, Susie Carter, Carol Stoltz, Lane Boyer, Marsha Lewis, Janie Price, Ann Reno, Betty Ethridge, Ellen Hefley, Linda Janes, Mary Nell Wilcox, Sharon Crow, Suzanne Dunaway, Nancy Clements, Laura Burford, Kathy Bath, Nina McNutt, Cathy Smith, Rebecca Farris, Susan Nabholz, Ruthie Groth, Clare Crafton, Mary Alice Owen, Kathy Thompson and JeJo Mobley. They won the sisterhood trophy and the 4-C cup.
75 Years Ago
Receipts from the Conway post office for the fiscal year totaled $52,709.82, a gain of 28% over the previous year.
Dr. James MacKrell, widely known radio preacher of Little Rock, and Dr. Fred Keller, prominent in educational circles would be the chief speakers at the annual meeting of the Faulkner County Sunday school convention to be held at Fairview Church.
Ad for Russ Dairy: “Grade A Milk. And there is no better produced in Conway or Faulkner County. And we sell for: 12 cents per quart for whole milk; 6 cents per quart for butter milk. O.S. Russ.”
100 Years Ago
Henry Thessing returned to Darien, Connecticut where he was attending school, after visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thessing. He was accompanied by his father and two sisters, Misses Frances and Antoinette, who would visit relatives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Albert J. Hess, who had been in charge of the mechanical department at Smith-Hess Auto Company for the past two years, withdrew from that firm and accepted a position in the W.M. Harrell and Company Garage.