May 25

(2009) Tipton Hurst would be moving from its location on Dave Ward Drive to a remodeled historic home at Interstate 40 and Oak Street. The new building would also house a restaurant. Haskell “Hack” Fagan celebrated his 99 th birthday. He was born May 21, 1910 and was married to Ozella Fagan for 73 years. He had three sons and a daughter. Seven Conway students were named National Merit Finalists: Mark Kremer, Brad Martins, Erik Urban, Will Nance, Todd Richard, Emily Hoover, Rachel Lindstrom and William Steele. Aimee Prince, formerly with United Way, was named to the Bethlehem House board of directors.

(1994) Ben Ghormley, 11, was pictured dressed as Uncle Sam for the Conway Christian School production of “Let Freedom Ring.” Tom Courtway, 41, defeated 11-term Rep. Bill Stephens for the Democratic nomination to represent District 45 in the Arkansas General Assembly. Stephen M. Simon, 41, won the Democratic party nomination over incumbent W.H. “Bill” Sanson, nine-term representative for District 43. Judge John Wayne Carter defeated Wayne Longing in the Democratic primary for Faulkner County Judge while Sheriff Bob Blankenship secured the Democratic nomination for another term as sheriff, defeating two contenders, Harold Munn and Ronnie Buckner.

(1969)Sp. 4 Gene Whitley of Wooster was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism while fighting with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Sue Caruthers was valedictorian and Bettizell Shumate was salutatorian of the Greenbrier High School Class of 1969. Other honor graduates were Vicki Pelletier, David Nixon, Gary King, Beth Burnett, Jim Moreland, Sherry Nixon and Eddie Kelso. Going to a summer Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp in Fayetteville were seven CHS athletes: Reggie Henderson, Jack Bell, H.G. Foster, Jim Wiedower, Ed Clawson, Wayne Brewer and Tim Jessup. The FCA chapter had been organized during the school year.

(1944) Mrs. Ed Dunaway was named chairman of the Red Cross surgical dressing room in Conway, succeeding Mrs. Lee Reynolds who resigned. ASTC was selected as the location for Dixie Band Camp, a camp for high school band students. The six-year-old camp had 250 students enrolled in the summer of 1943. The camp had been held at Monticello A&M in previous years. A shift in curriculum which moved the ninth grade from junior high to high school would result in the promotion of eighth graders. A promotion exercise would be held at the junior high auditorium.

(1919)Breaking into the offices of Dr. G.S. Brown on West Oak Street last night, someone stole several hundred tablets of morphine and other opiates. The thief, evidently a “dope fiend,” entered through a back window and did not disturb anything else in the office. Miss Edmonia Petty of Mena, a member of the Central College class of 1915, scored a bit hit in several musical comedies in the east. Miss Petty appeared under the stage name of “Dorothy Dean.”