75 years ago
Lt. Col. Albert L. Sneed of the United States Army spent the night as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Robins on his way to Hot Springs for a vacation. Colonel Sneed, a native of Conway, was in the aviation service and was in command of Langley Field, VA.
Faulkner County’s 4-H Club dairy judging team, composed of Rybern Brown, Esther Anthony and William Moore, won third place in the annual judging contest held in Fayetteville. In the general livestock contest, the Conway team of Hillman Butler, Von Hogan and Roy Williams took second place.
50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Williams and daughters, Jalana Kay and Marilyn Sue, left for a vacation at New Orleans, LA., where they would be guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Oberle.
Charles Mauldin, a student at Arkansas State Teachers College, would represent Conway in the Miss Hospitality contest at the Arkansas high school all-star football game in War Memorial Stadium. She was sponsored by the Conway Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Brooks Beazley, Bobby Lyford, Chip Hager, Jimmy Price, Johnny Cole, Kitty Reynolds and Susan Faris were attending camp at Pony’s Peak near Mountain View.
25 years ago
Arthur Dunaway of Century 21, Dunaway and Hart Inc. was selected as Realtor of the Year by the Conway Board of Realtors. A graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, he was a retired lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve and a life member of the Naval Reserve. Dunaway had served as the fund drive chairman for the United Way and served on the Faulkner County Literacy Council and was on the board of the Conway Civic Orchestra Association. He was a member of the Million Dollar Club and the Arkansas Realtor’s Million Dollar Club.
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10 years ago
Acxiom Corp. announced to employees it would reduce its workforce by 5 percent companywide. Acxiom, which was founded in Conway in 1969 but was now headquartered in Little Rock, had branches in Little Rock, Phoenix, Chicago, Paris, Madrid, and England. Of the 5,000 employees, 1,851 were based in Conway. Dale Ingram, director of public relations for Acxiom, said Conway would lose around 90 employees. The terminations would take place in mid September.