September 12


10 Years Ago

Sallie Cone Elementary counselor Sherry Haywood was named the State Counselor of the Year by the Arkansas School Counselors Association. She oversaw the school’s Scattering Kindness program.

Mason Anderson, a freshman at St. Joseph High School, was pictured leading students in prayer during the school’s memorial service for those who died on September 11, 2001.

Chelsea Sutton, a volunteer from UCA Circle K Club, was pictured placing a TV in the recycling box during the Faulkner County Solid Waste District’s electronic waste recycling drive at the Faulkner County Fairgrounds. Six and a half tractor/trailer loads were collected.


25 Years Ago

Lynn Branham was pictured pushing nine-month-old twins, Amber and Ashley Adlong, and her son, Nathan, in a stroller during their daily two-mile walk.

Dr. Monty Clark and staff started seeing patients at their dental facility, 8 Medical Lane across from Conway High School.

Checkers Toadsuck Catfish Restaurant on Hwy. 60, under new management, celebrated its grand opening.

Jason Covington, George E. Covington and George E. Covington, Jr. were pictured in front of a warehouse at Covington Roofing and Sheet Metal. They were celebrating 70 years in business. George E. Covington started the business in 1923 as Covington Roofing and Tin Shop.


50 Years Ago

The 1968-69 Conway High School cheerleaders were pictured: Seniors Barbara Baker (captain), Paula Hall (co-captain), Janie Halbrook, Carole Wood and Judy Reynolds; and Juniors Suzanne Dunaway, Pam Fuller, Nina McNutt and Laura Burford.

Herman Lasker, former physical education instructor at Pine Street School, became a trainer for the Conway High School football team. He was a physical education teacher at Conway Junior High and graduated from Philander Smith College.

The driveway heading west from Donaghey Avenue through the SCA campus to the Snow Fine Arts Center was partially closed and re-routed. The closed portion was in front of the Student Center.


75 Years Ago

After three years of active service in the US Army, Col. Heber L. McAlister and his wife arrived in Conway after taking a leisurely motor trip from Seattle. He had been released from military service on account of age regulations.

Sam Adkisson and D.O. Harton, Jr., co-chairs, announced that sales of third war loan bonds exceeded $100,000, moving slowly toward the goal of $190,500.

A large crowd gathered at the national guard armory to “see off” the 99 Faulkner County men who left to be examined for possible entry into the arm services.


100 Years Ago

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Arkansas State Normal advertised TUITION FREE for the fall term to students wishing to prepare as teachers. “Necessary expenses for board, books and supplies will be $160 to $200 for nine months. Students will board at a splendid modern dormitory for $15 a month. All who are 16 years of age and have completed the common school course are eligible. For more information contact B.W. Torreyson, president at the school.”