75 years ago


Fourteen local girls were nominated in the Hollywood tour contest of the Conway Theatre. Patrons attending the theatre next week will be allowed to cast votes of their choice by purchasing tickets. The list of entries follows: Misses Geraldine Ethridge, Ruth Berry, Pansy Coxey, Pauline Glenn, Lena Carter, Ruby Jumper, Elsie Dale Hinkle, Emily Cuerden, Wayden Simmons, Lolise King, Frances Coxsey, Naomi Parker, Emma Lee Berry and Mrs. Sarah E. Krieger Bishop.

Mrs. James R. Henry and children of Hope visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Ligon this week.

50 years ago


Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Darwin, residents of Conway since World War II, moved to Little Rock. Mr. Darwin had accepted a position as city salesman for Kimbrell Little Rock Grocer Co. The Darwins' leased the home they had built at 937 Center St., in Conway to Hendrix College and it would be occupied by Robert W. Meriweather and his family.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerrell D. Voss and their children planned to move tomorrow to Muskogee, Okla. Mr. Voss, connected with the Veterans Administration was transferred to Muskogee from Little Rock in January. The couple's oldest son, Jerry Voss, who graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College in May, was doing additional work at ASTC this summer. He would teach art in high school at Rolla, Mo., in September.

25 years ago


Phillip Shell suffered a skull fracture when he fell from the ledge during Hendrix College commencement exercises. The youth fell about 15 feet, but was in satisfactory condition today at Baptist Medical Center.

A reunion of the descendants of Anton and Mary Strack was held at the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Strack. Special honorees were the surviving children of Mr. and Mrs. Strack. They were Mrs. Mary Strack Nabholz, Lawrence Strack, Monica Strack and Mrs. Alwina Strack. Other surviving children were Mrs. Elizabeth Strack Wisman and Mrs. Gertrude Strack Weisman. Amass was celebrated and it was followed by a potluck dinner. A songfest concluded the day's events.

10 years ago


Sixteen Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 327 participated in an overnight campout at the Little Rock Zoo donated by the Phil Collins family. They enjoyed visiting with an animal keeper, listening to a creature feature and going on an after-dark tour. Among the participants were Rebecca Herring, Chelsea Gates, Abby Tiefel, Mary Kate Massanelli, Courtney Collins, Jessica Wilhoit, Olivia Carter, Kami Karymaan, Carolyn Herring, Anastacia Darby, Aryn Patrick, Lauren Arnold, Brittany Braden, Jenna Valdez, Meghan Hutto, Sarah Mills, Laura Strossner and Kathy Carter, Phil Collins, Harrison and Michelle Collins, Sue Wilhoit, Gina Valdez, Karen Strossner, Lynn Braden, Lisa Tiefel, Elizabeth Hutto and Leslie Patrick.