75 years ago  


From Berlin came the following news: A sell out crowd welcomes Julius Striecher’s anti-Semitic drive into Berlin’s largest assembly hall. It was just one more indication of religious strife throughout the Reisch. Both Jews and Catholics have suffered in the latest restrictions. 

Weekly “bank night” had been conducted at the Conway theatre for more than a year. Unclaimed prizes have been distributed for the past few weeks. Winners had to be present to claim a prize. Mrs. Harry Adams won the top prize of $80; Richard Berry won $40, and Robert Stobaugh won $20.



50 years ago 


Henry Hawk, who had a trial with the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Professional Football League, was back in Arkansas and weighing several coaching offers. The Little All-American halfback asked for and was granted release by Hamilton club owners. He and Mrs. Hawk were living in North Little Rock.

Mrs. Betty Weatherly of Jonesboro and J.R. Ott of Conway were married in Jackson, Miss. Dr. Douglas Hudgins officiated. Mrs. Ott was a former owner of a Jonesboro department store. Mr. Ott planned to retire Sept. 1 as a salesman for International Shoe Co. The couple planned a Caribbean cruise in late September. The Otts planned to divide their time between their homes in Conway and Jonesboro.



25 years ago


A bridge over the East Cadron Creek on County Road 41 between Greenbrier and Enola opened. Donnie McMillen, administrative assistant to County Judge Gerald Ward, said the bridge, made of steel and concrete to meet federal standards, replaced a swinging bridge. The bridge, which cost about $276,000, was built with county, state and federal money.

A Beautiful Babes contest was held at the Faulkner Nursing Center. Children of residents of the center or children of employees took part in the contest. Taking first place in their categories were Christian Marie Wise, 1 yea old and under; Blake Anthony Burks, 1 to 2 years old; and Jenny Leigh Leslie, 2 to 3 years old.



10 years ago 


Mrs. Grace Honea Beard, 95, died at Heritage Living Center. She had served with her late husband, the Rev. Roe R. Beard with the Ponca Pawnee and Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma as a missionary employed by the Southern Baptist Convention.

A National Eagle Court of Honor was held to award the rank of Eagle Scout to John Looney. As his Eagle project, John chose to plant trees at the McGee Center. He had been a member of a Del City, Okla., Club before transferring to Troop 71 in Conway in 1997.