10 Years Ago
Bill Ward, a longtime photographer unveiled his new book, “Conway As It Was..As It Is” at a book signing at Pictures et Cetera Fine Art Gallery. The 120-page history captured Conway in photos included photos of his own as well as historic photos.
Austin Orvin, 10, and Ryan Frizzell, 9, were pictured playing an improv game during the UCA Youth Theatre Day.
It was rumored that a fourth McDonald’s was slated for south Conway on Dave Ward Drive near South German Lane.
T.G. I. Friday’s, 1055 East Oak, and Slim Chickens, on Salem near College, were under construction.
25 Years Ago
The Fish House, 116 South Harkrider, held a grand opening. It was owned by Shane and Bill Dickson
Rev. John Workman, former Arkansas Gazette religion editor and former editor of the Arkansas United Methodist, was inducted into the United Methodist Association of Communicators Hall of Fame.
AETN’s Adult Education Television Center had an open house at its new facility at 1504 Caldwell.
The Conway Volunteer Resource Group was seeking more community and business people to be part of its “People Library,” a list of people with skills or interests that would be willing to share them in the classroom.
50 Years Ago
Services at the Pickles Gap Baptist Church were held in its new 300-seat sanctuary. The church was organized in 1878 and would celebrate its 90th anniversary in December. Rev. John Evans was the pastor.
The first service of the new Colonial Baptist Church at Hillman and Davis streets was held. The dedicatory speaker was Dr. Paul Goodwin, president of the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock.
Vic Ames, a Little Rock variety show host and former member of the Ames Bro., would perform at Mayflower High School’s homecoming preceding the game.
75 Years Ago
Faulkner County’s first big “father group” of registrants would report for examinations for the armed forces at the Little Rock induction center on November 18, making a total of 118 being examined in November.
Eighteen students of ASTC took the qualifying test for civilians for the army specialized training program and the navy college program.
The first killing frost of the season occurred with mercury levels at 26 degrees. This was four degrees below the season’s previous low. The first killing frost was unusually late as it occurred 15 days later than the previous year.
100 Years Ago
Public school children donated 192 handkerchiefs, 100 hand towels, 50 napkins, 50 bath towels and 25 sheets to the American Red Cross to be forwarded for use in American hospitals in France. The sheets were laundered free of charge by Model Laundry and the other articles were laundered by women in the Red Cross unit.