April 17

(2009)

10 Years Ago

Students of Conway High School, directed by A.J. Spiridigliozzi and choir director Sam Huskey, presented “The Music Man” for their annual spring musical.

The Kris Allen Kick Awesome Task Force announced there would be an American Idol watch party at UCA Farris Center. Allen, a Conway resident and UCA student, made it through the top 10 into the top seven contestants.

Faulkner County Judge Preston Scroggin was recognized as one of 25 county leaders from across the US to participate in the National Association of County Leaders and the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School’s annual leadership program.

(1994)

25 Years Ago

Heritage Publishing Company’s new Conway branch, 800 Exchange Ave., Suite 200, held a ribbon cutting. It would employ up to 100 telephone representatives.

Quality Mobile Homes set up a mobile home for its temporary location on Highway 286, east of Interstate 40. The company’s original office was at 1127 Harkrider and would remain open. Eric King, John Acklin and Shae Jones were pictured guiding the home as it was being set by Jim’s Crane Rental of Little Rock.

Detailers Unlimited, 1025 Front, had a ribbon cutting. Owners were Amanda and Keith Myers.

(1969)

50 Years Ago

J.P. (Pat) Stoltz, president of Metal Stamping announced the promotion of Guy W. Boyett to treasurer and James Bruckner to vice president in charge of manufacturing.

The Rebekah Sunday school class of First Baptist Church met at the home of Mrs. Nina Dunlap. Mrs. Velta Reese was the teacher and Mrs. Hazel C. Fraser presided over the business meeting.

C.T. King Hardware was holding an open house celebration for its new store at Court and Prairie streets.

Sterling Store, 824 Front Street, held a Grand Opening for its newly-enlarged store.

(1944)

75 Years Ago

Miss Margaret Dunaway was selected as a member of the Teachers College, Columbia University chapter of Pi Lambda Theta, a fraternity honoring those with exceptional academic ability. She was specializing in student personnel administration at the Teachers College.

Roy Acuff and his Smokey Mountain Boys, along with Isabel Randolph and Harry “Pappy” Cheshire, were the stars of “Oh My Darling Clementine,” showing at the Grand Theatre.

Twenty-six men were leaving for physical exams at the induction center in Little Rock. The majority of them were students who had been deferred to graduate from rural high schools.

(1919)

100 Years Ago

The most brilliant social event of the season was the reception given by Mrs. Joseph Frauenthal honoring her house guests, Mrs. J.H. Baridon of Montreal, Canada and Miss Miriam LeWald of New York City. For the occasion, the handsome home was lavishly decorated with spring flowers. Tall jardenieres filled with spirea and banks of snowy dogwood and crimson buckeye were effectively placed throughout the reception hall, music room and library, while from many shaded lights, a soft glow pervaded the interior. In an alcove, a dainty appointed table decked with apple blossoms was placed, from which punch was served.