75 years ago
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Frauenthal assembled on the terrace at their home on Western Avenue last night to watch the opening of the night blooming cereus plants. Mrs. Frauenthal had three plants. On the largest one there were 45 beautiful snowy white blossoms. They began opening at 9 p.m. The next largest plant had 16 blossoms, and there were a few on the smallest plant. The cereus belonged to the cactus family and the night blooming variety was a stately plant that was highly prized for its beautiful and fragrant blooms.
50 years ago
Janis Lamey and Polly Ann Milam returned home from Ferncliff Camp, near Little Rock. Mrs. Clayton Lamey and Mrs. Carlton Milam accompanied their daughters home.
Mrs. Collins Isom was hostess at a luncheon of her former college classmates. Present were Mrs. Kenneth Trammell of Mountain Home, Mrs. Clyde Love of Shreveport, Mrs. Dan Atterbury of Beaumont, Mrs. Don Goldsby of Lonoke, Mrs. Ernie Mashburn of Carlisle, Mrs. Berman Maxey and Mrs. Richard Hendrickson of Conway.
25 years ago
Jaclin Boudreaux and her sister Sunny loved their Cabbage Patch Kids dolls. The girls’ mother worked for Dr. Ray Hambuchen, a Conway dentist. He fashioned braces for the dolls. The braces, which are temporary on patients, were permanent fixtures for the dolls.
10 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Joe White of Neosho, Mo., formerly of Conway, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and reception. Mr. White and the former Edna Lois Troutman were married Aug. 5, 1950, in Benton by the Rev. D.B. Ballard. The Whites were parents of three children.
Jessica Furrer, Miss Arkansas United States, Teen 2000, was named third runner-up in the Miss United States Teen 2000 competition in Orlando. She received a Gateway computer and a $40,000 scholarship to Johnson & Wales University. Miss Furrer was a graduate of Conway High School with a 3.4 grade-point average. She would be a freshman at UCA in the fall.