75 years ago  


Any child between the ages of 6 and 12 may enter the Shirley Temple contest being conducted by the Conway Theatre this week. The best letter on "What I Like about Shirley Temple" will be awarded a large Shirley Temple doll. Second prize will be a book, "the Little Colonel." Third and fourth prizes would be Shirley Temple dolls and dresses-cut-our books. Other prizes would be pictures suitable for framing of Shirley Temple. Letters are due by Friday. They should be unsigned. The name of the writer should be a separate sheet of paper in the envelope. Prizes will be awarded after the first performance of Shirley’s newest picture, "The Little Colonel," on Saturday afternoon.


50 years ago 


In a letter to the Log Cabin, Hays Gibson, superintendent of Conway Public Schools said the following: "I noted with much interest your news story about Kenneth Stephens leaving us for Arkansas State and that he made our second successive football coach to go from our school into the college coaching rank. The same thing was true of our last to regular band directors. Homer Brown, present director of instrumental music at Arkansas State Teachers College, left our school to work at Arkansas Tech, then later came on to the present position. His successor Wendell Evanson, went directly from Conway school to direct the band a Henderson State Teachers College. And that’s not all. The same was true of our last two regular girls physical education teachers. Miss Dorothy Hamberg went directly from our staff to the PE Program of Southwest Missouri State Teachers College at Springfield. Then her successor, Miss Carrie Holland, was hired by Henderson State Teachers College to join their PE department, where she is still working. Thinking back a few years ago a few of our basketball coaches did the same thing. Lawrence Mobley went to Central in Little Rock to take over their basketball job. Then we hired Gayle Kaundart and after two years with us he was hired by Fort Smith, the second largest school in Arkansas. We are very proud of all these people and the outstanding work they are doing in colleges and other educational institutions. We are also proud of our present members, who have turned down far better paying jobs to stay here with us. I know of nine members of our faculty who have turned down college offers in the last three years. Replacing teachers is a difficult job, but we take pride in knowing that our teachers are sought after. Our children are in capable hands," said Mr. Gibson.


25 years ago


Brinkley H. and Ellen Hawk of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Conway, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. A reception was hosted by their daughters.

American Heart Association volunteers gathered for a luncheon to kick off the Faulkner County Heart Fund drive. Mrs. Katie Gardner, 1985 residential campaign chairman, would direct volunteers seeking contributions from individuals at their house. The business campaign would be directed by Bill Norman. The goal for the residential campaign was $6,275. The goal for the business campaign was $1,800.


10 years ago 


Members of the community, local businesses and agents of Century 21 Dunaway and Hary Inc. joined forces to make the eight annual Casino Night benefiting Easter Seals Arkansas the most successful in the event’s history. According to Veronica Palmer, one of the organizers raised $6,650 for Easter Seals Arkansas. Ms. Palmer said local businesses supported casino night through corporate sponsorships. Gold sponsors included Bill Brinkley of Brinkley Mortgage, The Carpet Cente, HartLand Development, Log Cabin Democrat, National Bank of Arkansas and Regions Bank. The Silver Sponsors were Bank of America, Conway Title, Central Arkansas Professional Surveying, First Community Bank, First State Bank, Jodie Brown Motors, Lock-Wood Electric, Staffmark, SunCom, and WD Investments. Century 21 was a national corporate sponsor of Easter Seals. All proceeds from the annual event remained in the state to provide program services for people with disabilities. Michelle McKown and Jamie Ford were co-chairman of Casino Night.