10 Years Ago
Cliff Horton, longtime basketball coach and athletic director at UCA, passed away November 26. Horton was inducted into the UCA Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
Thomas W. Mickel joined the Conway law firm of Brazil, Adlong, Winningham & Mickel. He had previously worked as an in-house attorney for a publicly traded company and served as a staff attorney and legal adviser at the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission.
“Fill the Boot,” the Conway Firefighters Association Local 4016 set a new record for donations collected by passers-by, raising over $10,000 at its 10th annual event.
25 Years Ago
Mark Rowlett of Greenbrier was pictured putting up Christmas lights and decorations in downtown Conway.
The annual Christmas parade would roll on as scheduled even though Conway High School’s football team was playing for the Class AAAA championship. Santa would step off the chamber’s float at the park south of City Hall to help Mayor David Kinley light the Christmas tree.
Kenny Ferris of Conway was the grand prize winner of Pigskin Picks. He received a trip to the Dallas Cowboys game with the Philadelphia Eagles in Dallas. Sharon Clements of World Wide Travel, a sponsor for the contest, drew the winner.
50 Years Ago
Mrs. Ruby Chick was chosen the B&PW Club’s Woman of the Year. She was president of the club.
Arkansas Diamonds quarterback Bobby Tiner was selected to the Continental League’s Central Division All-Star team.
SCA’s new cafeteria was named for Miss Betty Christian, a faculty member and dietitian for 33 years until her retirement in 1957.
Mrs. Verna Havens and Mrs. Vena Ray, who might have been Faulkner County’s oldest living twins, celebrated their 76th birthday with a family dinner at Mrs. Haven’s home. They were born in 1892 to the late Barney A. and Mattie Davenport Arthur.
75 Years Ago
Staff Sgt. Frank H. Stell, was awarded a distinguished flying cross for valor and exceptional achievement in the 8th U.S. Air Force.
Slot machines were removed from public places at Texarkana, but they were operating at full blast in El Dorado and Camden despite a warning by Gov. Adkins that state police would confiscate any found after the deadline had passed to have them removed.
State Safety Supervisor Otis E. Williams spoke with high school and grade school students about the importance of safety. Two safety films were also shown.
100 Years Ago
J.H. Gore of Naylor, who was selling his farm and household goods, stated he would give the choice of 10 well-bred pigs, five months old, to the Red Cross. The pigs would be sold at auction on the day of the sale.
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