10 Years Ago
Conway boys basketball coach James Bates was pictured with newcomer Micah Delph as a new season started.
Brenda Patrick was the grand prize winner of the 2008 Dazzle Daze raffle. She won a 2009 Ford Mustang convertible from Smith Ford. Sandy Williams of Greenbrier won second prize, a 40-inch Sony flat-panel HDTV donated by DeBoard Electronics. Penny Clardy of Conway won third prize, a $500 gift certificate from Cajun Brothers.
Terrazza Italian Restaurant, in the Howard Johnson, closed and a Mexican restaurant, Los 3 Potrillos, was scheduled to open.
Viki Teague opened The Shops@ 1015 Oak in the former Bobbie’s Antiques.
25 Years Ago
Conway Junior Auxiliary published its first cookbook, “Simply Irresistible” featuring pen and inks of historical Conway landmarks by artist Suzanne Waggoner.
Sally Adlong, 18-months-old, was pictured at the Community Thanksgiving Celebration being held at First Baptist Church.
Clemson head coach Ken Hatfield resigned, despite a winning season and a probable trip to the Peach Bowl.
Angela Greenland and her three-year-old daughter, Megan, were pictured enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving lunch at The Learning Tree Montessori Preschool. More than 75 were served at this annual lunch that the preschool has to honor parents and grandparents.
50 Years Ago
Pickles Gap Baptist Church would dedicate its new $50,000 300-seat sanctuary December 1 at its 90th anniversary service. The church, originally called Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, opened in 1878 in a small hewn-log building. A frame church was built in 1909 and in 1920, the church was renamed Pickles Gap. Rev. John Evans became the pastor in 1965.
The C.R. Anthony Company closeout sale drew hundreds of customers during the first days. The store would close in late December.
Earl F. Rogers and Frank Robins III flew on a D3 charter plane to Lubbuck to attend the Arkansas-Texas Tech football game.
75 Years Ago
The city council authorized the rental of the first floor to the Faulkner County war pricing and rationing board. It was currently occupying a building on Railroad Avenue.
Thanksgiving Day was observed with the cessation of business and services at four churches. For the first year since 1928, there would be no football game in Conway as all schools have abandoned football or the duration of the war. First Baptist Church was having its 39th annual Thanksgiving services at 6 a.m. Hendrix class work proceeded without interruption, but a special Thanksgiving dinner would be served at the evening hour.
100 Years Ago
Johnnie Bearden, better known in some circles as “Ox” Bearden, a former member of the Hendrix football squad, was making quite a record on the gridiron of the Harvard radio school, according to a story that appeared in an edition of a New York paper. Ox was playing a half-back position.