November 8


10 Years Ago

Lisa Crafton opened up Lisa’s A Cake Boutique at 936 Faulkner. Kelli Small and her sister, Casi Chanslor were pictured admiring one of the cakes at the shop. Hollywood actress Mary Steenburgen and her sister, Nancy Steenburgen, were at the grand opening of the bakery.

The 2008 Faulkner County Leadership Institute re-landscaped the patio space behind the Faulkner County Library as their service project. New benches and tables were covered by a new pergola.

Ray Simon, deputy US education secretary, talked about the end of his tenure with the Bush administration and No Child Left Behind, the landmark education legislation.


25 Years Ago

Scott Ussery, 10, and Dustin Arnold, 10, were pictured playing football, taking advantage of the day off from school.

Raymond Price, in the insurance business for 47 years, officially retired. He had not been involved in the management of Ray Price Insurance since late last year.

Roger Hightower and Martha Linch were each presented a gold watch and service plaque in recognition for 25 years of service with Virco Manufacturing.

The late Harold E. Alexander was inducted into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame. He worked as a biologist for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.


50 Years Ago

Debbie Lassett, Conway High School’s Hi-Day Queen, was pictured with Ann Reno, maid of honor, and Jan Tyler, Sherri Castleberry, Barbara Baker, Pam Bailey, Cathy Smith and Judy Terry, other members of the court.

Dr. Jack Logan, a Conway dentist, was pictured presenting a lecture in a pilot program in dental health education at Henderson State College in Arkadelphia.

Catherine Henze performed with a ensemble of piano and string students from a chamber music class at the American String Teachers Association meeting in Little Rock.

Raymond Miller was the new pastor of the Conway Chapel of the United Pentecostal Church.


75 Years Ago

Dr. Maud Carmichael was named head of the new department of business education which would open at ASTC in January. C.C. Calhoun was mistakenly announced as the new head.

Gov. Atkins and Assistant Supt. C.T Atkinson, of the state police, narrowly escaped injury when a sleepy truck driver swerved into the path of their car just south of Conway.

Armistice Day in Conway would not be observed as a general holiday according to the Chamber of Commerce board of governors who opposed changing its “four holidays a year” policy. Patriotic school programs and a community service held at the Presbyterian Church.


100 Years Ago

Good progress was being made on the interior of the new Halter building at Front and Oak streets. Tenants would soon begin to move in the building. Craig’s ready-to-wear store would occupy the south section of the ground floor.