75 years ago
The death knell of 19 years of prohibition in this conservative state was sounded in the legislature last night with senate passage of the house bill drawn to "immediately legalize" sale of liquor in original packages. All that was needed was the signature of Governor Futrell, who said many weeks ago he would follow the wishes of the general assembly of the liquor question. A provision of the bill said that all counties would be assumed to be wet unless voted dry by the local option.
50 years ago
Joe Fred Young, Conway High School junior, was a candidate for governor of the Missouri-Arkansas Key Club District. The election would be held at the convention in Little Rock. Twenty Kiwanis Key Club members from Conway planned to attend. Don Allen was the president of the high school group. Eddie Johnson was a candidate for lieutenant governor.
Eleven members of the Conway chapter of the Future Homemakers of America were awarded state degrees at the annual state convention held in Little Rock. The 11 were Julia Bailey, Betty Branning, Shirley Connell, Mary Jane Covington, Beth Crowl, Brenda Favre, Mary Fortner, Adarose Hardin, Carolyn Hazel, Nona Jo Phillips and Judy Montgomery.
25 years ago
The National Junior Honor Society chapter at Conway Junior High School inducted 28 students in a ceremony at the school’s media center. New members were Cherise Major, Kristen Sanders, Ronnie Ashlock, Jennifer Balogh, Janet Beggs, Matt Brady, Lori Briggler, Clay Cox, Cathy Davis, Tiffany Elliott, Jennifer Fisher, Laura Fulmer, Dedra Guffey, Mike Hattlestad, Chris Huselton, Adrian James, Marylee Jameson, Greg Kendrick, Krista Knittig, Mary Langford, Tracy Mace, Kristy March, Lauren Merritt, Cindy Nadboraliski, Brooke Patterson, Rusty Riggins, Bonnie Smyth and Rhonda Todd. Society sponsors were Carolyn Jones and Charlene Walthal. Officers of the society were Philip Shell, president, and John Furlow, Lora Heird, Corey Klaasmeyer and Julie Lansman.
10 years ago
Chris Curry, a Conway High School graduate drafted in the ninth round of Mississippi State by the Chicago Cubs last year, completed his first year of professional baseball. He reported to Mesa, Ariz., recently for spring training. Curry batted .227 with two homeruns in 41 games last season for Eugene, the Cubs’ short-season A club, and was moving up to long-season A Lansing this year. Curry conceded that the path ahead of him to the Major League was long and arduous, but after one season, he was content with his advancement.
Announcement: A low-cost vaccine clinic: Rabies $5; Distemper-parvo-Kennel cough $20; Feline distemper-rhino $15; Conway Animal Clinic, 1320 East Oak St. 12 noon, Saturday, April 8.