10 Years Ago
Candace Brooks, a Little Rock Zoo Docent, was pictured showing off a Speckled Kingsnake to the more than 300-person crowd at the Faulkner County Library as part of the library’s summer programs.
Dr. Ralph Bradley Hoshaw, president of Central Baptist College from 1979 to 1984, passed away. Funeral services were held at Springhill Baptist Church.
During an oven-like day at the Conway Country Club, Summer Roachell and Austen Moix were at the top of their game in the Junior Stroke. Roachell took the overall girls title and Moix was the top finisher.
25 Years Ago
Ryan’s Family Steakhouse opened on Highway 64, two blocks west of Highway 65, hiring 100-150 employees for its all-you-can-eat buffet.
Generation Builders, owned by Tom and Kevin Watson, opened a new office at 700 Exchange Avenue on the south side of BWA.
JWC Fine Jewelry, owned by David Hawks, opened at 2125 Harkrider.
Neil Hattlestad, George Andrews, Linda Linn, Jim Flanagin, Burvin Alread and John Hawks were named Paul Harris Fellows at the Conway Noon Rotary Club.
Mike Huckabee, Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, spoke at an old-fashioned political rally at Central Baptist College.
50 Years Ago
Fifty-two attended the reunion of the Conway High School class of 1953.
Michelle and Marisa Nabholz returned home after spending a month at Camp Gypsy for girls near Siloam Springs.
The Dog’n Suds baseball team of the Buddy League won its 10th game at the YBMA Fairgrounds. John Shockey, pitcher, collected a home run in the 10-4 victory.
Arch W. Ford, state commissioner of education, was named chairman of the Citizens for Central College, a fund-raiser to help finance a $500,000 expansion program at included the construction of a library plus the renovation of Old Main and Bruce Hall.
75 Years Ago
J. Clarence Dawson, Jr. purchased the Walter S. Tyler place, three-quarters of a mile west of ASTC, consisting of a modern six-room residence and five acres. Tyler planned to build a home on the ridge north of Conway on Highway 65 on property known as the Hickman place. The two deals were made through the Owen farm agency.
Approximately 87,500 100-pound sacks of potatoes, nearly 300 carloads, were shipped from Conway during the season and netted the producers nearly $190,000.
Two hundred and fifty men arrived at Hendrix to receive specialized Army training.
100 Years Ago
Among those from Conway attending the Democratic State Convention at Little Rock were Jo Frauenthal, George W. Clark, R.W. Robins, R.G. Bruce, J.A. King and Frank Farris.
At least seven applicants were taking the examination for the postmastership at Conway: L.P. Lewellyn, E.W. Couter, and Professor J.W. James decided not to take the examination. The applicants from Conway who were being examined were acting postmaster B.C. Thomason, Professor E.A. Brennan, Dr. James A. Anderson, Opie E. Hartje, J.B. Higgins, J.E. Wofford and J.D. Collier.