75 years ago
A play, written and directed by Miss Grace Dutton, was presented at the Nazarene Church. It was entitled, "Some Common Ailments of the Nazarene Young People’s Society." Cast members included Willie Lieblong, Ruby Ward, Kent Askew, Lucille Sneed, Mildred Fason, Odell Stivers, Nobia Stivers, Ishmael Stivers and Otwell Stivers.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Dan Estes and daughter, Sherry Ann, arrived from Nashville, Tenn., where Mr. Estes completed six months work on his Ph.D. degree. He had been granted a leave of absence from Arkansas State Teachers College.
50 years ago
Donald and Wilbur Owen returned from Glendale, Ariz., after spending the summer with their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wofford.
Frank E. Robins Jr., editor and publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat, died at St. Vincent’s Infirmary in Little Rock. Mr. Robins had been in ill health for more than 10 months. He was 53. Mr. Robins was a member of a family that had published and edited the Log Cabin Democrat for more than 60 years. He was the third member of the family to be associated with the newspaper. He had held numerous civic positions and had served as secretary of the City Democratic Central Committee. Mr. Robins volunteered for Army service in August 1942, and was commissioned a first lieutenant. He served as a group adjutant of the Ninth Air Force in England. He was discharged as a major. Survivors were his wife Frances, and a son, daughter, stepson and stepdaughter.
25 years ago
Boy Scout Troop 366 of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its Court of Honor at Fifth Avenue Park. The On My Honor religious award was presented to Randy Spradlin, Herbie Miner, Todd McChesney, Ben Huff and Willy Fureigh. Other awards were presented to Michael Summerville, Alex Byington, Carl Olds, Frank Baker, Brett Wright, Todd McChesney, Willy Fureigh, Robbie Miner, Lee Wise, Dusty Sherwood, William McFadden, Michael McChesney, Ben Huff, Randy Spradlin, Jason Ryan, Craig Sharp, Nat Byington, Alex Roofner and Herbie Miner.
10 years ago
Conway Tomboys, a 14-and-under girl’s softball team, placed second in the state in the USSSA fast pitch Tournament and won the USAG 14-and-under league title. Team members were Ashley Avra, Ashley Brandt, Lydia Dunlap, Catie Wahl, Elizabeth Nixon, Julie Mitchell, Emily Matthews, Amanda Burgess, Courtney Slinkard, Lindsay Copenhaver, Amanda Sanders and Collette Paul. Coaches were Rick Dunlap, Dale Burgess and Sam Sanders.
Mike Bowie used his chain saw to saw into this trunk of an old tree at the home of W.T. and Carol Thomas. Bowie carved a cross out of the old tree and made an inset to place a statue of St. Francis. Thomas said St. Francis was the protector of animals, so he had placed it in the tree in the dog yard.