While here to attend the Owen family reunion, the Rev. W.M. Owen of Browning, Mo., received a request from Dr. B.A. Whitmore, publisher of the Methodist Christian Advocate, to write an account of a "spiritual awakening in his church without holding a formal revival."

Luke Gordy and Dick Halbrook, Conway High School football players assisting George F. Hartje Jr. in his campaign for re-election as prosecuting attorney, have claimed the world’s record for pushing an "A" model.

But that’s not the best part of the story.

As they pushed Hartje’s 1931 "A" model along Highway 64 in Johnson County, the only man who stopped and offered to help was Jeff Mobley, Hartje’s bitter foe.

Gordy, Halbrook and Gordy’s brother, Pete, were in Clarksville when the old automobile quit. They stopped at a service station and offered a man $8 to push them to Russellville, where they had left Gordy’s car. The man declined.

A thunderstorm washed Conway in more than 2 inches of heavy rainfall yesterday evening as police closed streets downtown to protect businesses from waves and keep cars from stalling in the knee-deep water.

According to Kathy Woodcock, the National Weather Service’s Conway weather observer, 2.44 inches of rain fell on the city between 4:20 and 6:30 p.m.

10 years ago (2002)

Conway’s Tim Cain lived his football dream by playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Now he’s living his golf dream on the Arkansas State Golf Association designated tour.

The ASGA designates 29 tournaments as events at which golfers may earn points toward the Player of the Year award and the Arkansas Cup team. At season’s end, the top amateurs take on the state’s top professionals in the Arkansas Cup matches; the following spring, those top Arkansas amateurs play against the best from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Tennessee in the Mid-South Cup matches.

Cain has made the Cup team every year since 1996 nut has never been Player of the Year.

This could be his turn.