May 19


10 Years Ago

Ida Burns Elementary students Wilson Vanderslice, Heidi Courtway and Abigail Oudekerk were pictured riding their bicycles home under the supervision of Diane Robinson. The group was part of a bike school bus program that was trying to promote a healthy and environmentally safe way to get to and from school.

Kris Allen shirts, with a logo similar to that of “American Idol” and the words, “Conway Arkansas Backs Kris Allen” on the back, were available at ACE Hardware.

The Faulkner County Museum hosted “In Our Garden,” an open house celebrating Arkansas Heritage Month.


25 Years Ago

A pact was made with developer Mike Fendley to allow Clawson’s Truck Stop, which had been open since 1963, to remain open for several more months while a new Dogwood Square shopping center was being built on the property.

It was predicted by Metroplan that by 2020, Faulkner County would grow 140 percent—from 60,006 in 1990 to 143,974 in 2020.

Carolyn Oliver and Viki Kostecky were pictured with the 1994 Conway High School senior class shirt that their Junior Achievement student company, Wampus Cat Enterprises, produced. They were the top two salespersons for the company.


50 Years Ago

Officers of the Conway Public School Club for 1969-70 were elected: Mrs. Freeda Prince, president; Miss Julia Lee Moore, vice president; Miss Eloise Rhode, secretary; Fay Pew, treasurer, and Mrs. John Black, reporter.

At the end-of-the-year fish fry held at YBMA, Conway Superintendent Carl Stuart presented engraved silver trays from the Conway Public School Club to Mrs. Harvey Wilson, Mrs. Nolen Smith and Mrs. Ivan H. Grove, who were retiring at the end of the school year.

Thomas G. Wilson, president of First State Bank & Trust Company, was selected for inclusion in a forthcoming edition “Who’s Who in Arkansas.”


75 Years Ago

Lodie V. Biggs, Conway tire dealer, returned from a meeting of Goodrich dealers in Memphis and reported there was an acute shortage of truck and tractor tires, but he learned the supply of passenger car tires was far above that of the previous year. Goodrich alone had 26,--- No. 1 passenger tires stored at Memphis, but car owners continued to find it difficult to obtain certificates.

The graduating class of St. Joseph High School included Louise Halter, Agnes Moix, Clotine Strack, Marie Thessing, Edward Halter, William Hambuchen, Alphonse Hiegel and Edmund Nabholz.


100 Years Ago

Cotton buyers W.B. Stark of Frauenthal & Schwarz; H.P. Merritt of S.G. Smith; and Superintendent A. J. Matthews of Conway Compress Company attended the Arkansas Cotton Association meeting in Little Rock.