February 26


10 Years Ago

Darris Bowling, Kevin Doolin, Aaron Black, Jeremy Thompson and Rajab Mazora of Conway, Jason Spears of Greenbrier, Melissa Wilson of Quitman, and Stan Lentz of Wooster received scholarships for the UACCM petroleum technology program.

Helping Out Our Kids’ School (HOOKS) held its fourth annual fish fry as a fundraiser in support of St. Joseph School. Christine Thessing, Bob and Cheryl Imboden, Ray and Betty Luyet and Joe and Rose Freyaldenhoven were on the planning committee for the event.

Bailey Prout and Kristen Shock signed letters of intent to play softball at CBC while Natalye Chudy signed with Lambuth University.


25 Years Ago

FFA members Jacob Stroman and Crystal Wilson were pictured speaking to 9th graders at Conway Junior High as part of FFA Week, recruiting new members by visiting classes.

James S. Roberts, Bobby O. Ray, Callis L. Childs, Cleon M. Koone, Joyce Nell Garrison and Raymond Reynolds all announced they would be seeing a second term on the Faulkner County Quorum Court.

Torreyson Library Mystery Dinner participants were Gay Moore, Lillian Petrucelli, April Mack, Ellen Ishee, Vic Quinn, J. Neal Wood, Ron Larson, and Joel Gordon. It was a third in a series staged to raise funds for the library.


50 Years Ago

A fish supper for Arkansas legislators, including about 50 members of the House of Representatives and a few senators, was held at the YBMA Fairgrounds. The host for the occasion was the Arkansas Fox Hunters Association.

Bob Speer became manager of the Firestone Store in Conway, succeeding Wayland Heathscott. Speer had been with Firestone for two and a half years.

Edwin Happ was appointed project construction manager for the new Kimberly Clark Corporation tampon manufacturing plant at Conway. Bids were sought for grading and water, sewer and gas line installations; fabricating structural steel; concrete foundation work; and general building work.


75 Years Ago

Sara Jeanne Goode was invited by the “Hour of Charm” radio program to submit a record of her voice.

A $100 scholarship to the University of Arkansas was available to some high school senior from Faulkner County. It would be paid over a period of three school quarters in amounts of $35, $35 and $30. An examination to select the winner would be held at the office of the County Supervisor J.D. Bollen.

Rev. Ira A. Brumley, executive secretary of the Christian board of education for the North Arkansas Methodist conference, was named superintendent of the Conway district.


100 Years Ago

Miss Mildred King entertained with a surprise party at her home on South Locust Avenue. The guests were entertained during the evening with progressive rook and conversation, followed with dainty refreshments. Those present were Misses Frances Melton, Gladys Brady and Jewel Harrod; Milton Gunn, Ira Halbrook, Buel Lipe, J.H. Staugh and William Scale.