75 years ago
Promotions certificates were awarded to pupils of the First Methodist Church School who had completed the courses of study. Howard C. Johnston gave certificates to those promoted from beginners to primary departments. They included George Bachelor Jr., Norman Farris, Bobby Henry, George Hill, Jolyon Johnston, Frank Robins III and Barbara Jean Hess. Certificates were given to those who promoted to the junior department: Carolyn Camp, Jane Criswell, Charles Johnston, Rachel Mitchell, William Paul Lanier, Jim Workman, Betsey Kinder, Julia Ann Camp, Frank Cox, Foster Dickerson, Sarah Jean Goode, Doyne Gill, Billy Farris, John Henley, Patricia Leach, Betty Cobean, Constance Adams, Paul Daughtery, Harrell Shumake, Helen Baskin, Mary Alice Brown, T.J. Craig, Dorothy Hamberg, Johnnie James, George Newbern Jr., Buddy Selby, Theodore Smith Jr., Byrd Evelyn Rhode and Bill Whiddon.
50 years ago
Warren Oliver of Haddonfield, N.J., was a guest of his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Speaker. Mr. Oliver was returning to Haddonfield from a business trip to Dallas, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Powers Dow and daughter, Lejean of Park Ridge, Ill., left for Chicago, Ill., where Miss Dow would teach. Mr. and Mrs. Dow would return to their home in Park Ridge. They had all been guest of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Selig in Conway.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Milburn and children, Billy and Sandra, and Miss Jackie Bailey returned from a two week’s vacation in Ohio and Kentucky.
25 years ago
Two private parties were planned to observe Sen. David Pryor’s 50th birthday. One would be held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Lander Smith. The Smiths and Susan Hunnicutt of Conway would be the hosts. Miss Hunnicutt was a long time friend of the senator. The other party would be at the home of Bill Bell. Other parties were planned to be held throughout the state to celebrate the birthday. Guests at some of the parties planned to listen to Pryor’s campaign address, which would be broadcast on 61 radio stations at 7:07 p.m. Pryor faced Rep. Ed Bethune, a Republican in the November election.
10 years ago
Dr. J. Harold and Roxie Thomas planned to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary at a reception at University Church of Christ on Dave Ward Drive. The Thomases were married August 24, 1934 in Floydada, Texas. They had five children, 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. The Thomases had lived in Conway since 1980 when Dr. Thomas came as minister to University Church of Christ, where he still served as an elder.