10 Years Ago
Neal Griffith and Logan Siebenmorgen achieved the rank of Eagle Scouts. They were members of Troop 78 at St. Joseph.
“Salute the Heroes,” an all-day concert in downtown Conway’s Simon Park, raised money to be used to send care packages to U.S. troops overseas and support the local National Guard Family Readiness Group. Tina and Jeremy Scaggs, owners of Scaggs Scrap Hauling, organized the event.
The old Plunkett-Jarrell Grocer building on Front Street across from the Log Cabin Democrat was under renovation by George Covington. Covington had leased out one part of the building to a baton twirling studio.
25 Years Ago
Conway Regional acquired a $1.5 million magnetic resonance system and the building that houses it. It had the capability to produce detailed anatomical images and would be operational within a couple of months.
Seven names were submitted for the deputy fire chief job: Bart Castleberry, captain and fire marshal; Greg Fiddler, fire truck driver; Ted Fisher, captain and training officer; Randy Freeman, fire truck driver; Fred V. Gates, fire truck driver; Charles “Buz” Lassiter, NLR firefighter; and George Newton, fire truck driver.
Works by artists E.L. and Virginia Brady were on display at the Art Store in Conway.
50 Years Ago
John Welch, 16, and Mark Benton, 15, were serving as staff members at Camp Quapaw, a Boy Scout camp near Benton, for the summer.
William R. Boone, a member of Union Baptist Church and a graduate of Pine Street High School, preached his first sermon. His father, W.T. Boone was a former coach at Pine Street.
Coach Paul Brown, whose son Robin Brown resided in Conway, began coaching the first camp of the Cincinnati Bengals. The former coach of the Cleveland Browns had been inactive for the past five years before launching the new team.
75 Years Ago
W.E. Castleberry was elected superintendent of the Southside school at Bee Branch. The system’s summer term would begin on July 9.
Extensive repairs and redecoration were in progress on the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G.S. McHenry on Locust Avenue.
Former Cotton Plant funeral home owner Warren K Hannah accepted a position as mortician at the Pence Funeral Home. His family was occupying the apartment at the funeral home. Mrs. Hannah was also a licensed mortician.
Eleven Faulkner County farmers organized a committee on farm labor, electing Julian J. Little as chairman.
100 Years Ago
Little Robert “Bob” Durham, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Durham of Conway, suffered a dislocated elbow and a broken bone while playing with his brother, Frank Durham, who was visiting his parents from Little Rock. Mr. Durham had started to pick Bob up but accidentally dropped him, the lad falling about a foot to the floor. The fall, however, was sufficient to dislocate the right elbow and shatter the bone in the forearm near the elbow. Drs. C.H. Dickerson and W.R. Greeson were summoned and dressed the injury.