10 Years Ago
David Grimes was the recipient of the Dan Nabholz Leadership Award while Bill Adkisson was the recipient of the FCLI Leadership Award given by the Faulkner County Leadership Institute.
Seventh grader Justin Vinson was pictured playing his bass at Bob Courtway Middle School during the La Fiesta Orquesta fundraiser
Bryce Molder, a former Conway High and Arkansas amateur golf star came from behind in a 32nd position, to earn his 2009 PGA card, tying for third place for the Nationwide Tour Championship. No player in Nationwide Tour history had come from so far behind to gain his card.
25 Years Ago
Ronnie Davis and Frank Fason of Conway Corp, were pictured fixing a leak on an eight-inch main on Oak Street.
Dr. Don B. Bradley, director of the UCA Small Business Advancement National Center, was pictured speaking at a seminar on “How to Turn Walmart Into a Plus for Your Business” in the Burdick Business Administration Center.
“The Pledge,” a musical dinner theater was presented by the youth choir at Harlan Park Baptist Church. Director was David Stanley.
Bob Meriwether was named interim director of the state Ethics Commission. He retired in July as a Hendrix history and political science professor.
50 Years Ago
The new Conway High School was burglarized for the second time in a week. The drink boxes were broken into each time for a total of around $15.
Robert M. McHenry, Conway abstractor, was named administrator of the estate of Luther Goad, former Conway restaurant owner who died October 5. Goad bequeathed all his real and personal property to his sister, Mrs. Mae Goad Jones, according to the terms of his will.
First State Bank & Trust was named the administrator of the estate of Dr. B.F. Banister, who had been incapacitated by illness for several months.
75 Years Ago
Lt. Raymond Mitchell, student at ASTC from 1938-1940 who had spent 19 months in China as one of General Chenault’s “flying tigers,” spoke before a called assembly of students and faculty at Ida Waldron memorial chapel. G. Dan Estes introduced the speaker.
County school supervisor J.D. Bollen advised Faulkner County teachers that they should not overlook the valuable assets they have through their membership in the state teacher retirement system. Any teacher who had taught ten years or more in Arkansas schools was guaranteed a minimum of $15 a month should he or she become disabled or reach age 60.
100 Years Ago
The wound received in action in France by Lt. Theodore Smith of Conway consisted of a wound in his right hand. He would be in the hospital about a month, according to a letter received by his mother, Mrs. S.G. Smith.