75 years ago
Mrs. Homer F. Hess left for Yellowstone National Park, where she would attend the National Convention of P.E.O.
Allen Fason Jr. celebrated his fourth birthday by having a party for little friends at his home on South Locust Avenue. Games were played by Bobbie and Juanita Dibbille, Mildred Ann and Myrtle Frances Schictl, Billy Sneed, Frances Jean and Marie Folts, Billie Halter, James Spears, Dorothy Mae Hawks, Vanda Jean Rose, Lee Edwin Couch and Colleen Rose.
50 years ago
Hundreds of persons jammed Conway streets to watch a long and colorful parade which officially opened the 1968 Faulkner County free fair. Mayflower High School’s float won first prize of $50. Second place of $30 went to the Arkansas Children’s Colony float and Greenbrier Junior High won third prize of $20. Winners in the horse riding division were Garland Cergile, Clyde Mitchell, Sharon Sneed, Mrs. Layton Dunn, Jerry Riley, Frank Hiegel, Joyce Stevenson, Billie McCoghren and Valla Wilson. The parade was interrupted by a train at the Oak Street crossing. Fortunately, there were no horses near for the train to frighten. Mrs. Lynn Stewart and daughter, jan, of Searcy were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Satterfield.
25 years ago
The sometimes torrential rain stopped late yesterday in time to allow the 48th Faulkner County Fair Parade to proceed along its circultoous route through downtown Conway. However, the nine school bands that had planned to take part in the aprade were unable to participated. The St. Joseph High Shcool senior class float took the first-place award of $150. The Conway High School Future Farmers of America chapter was the second place winner of $100, Greenbrier High School FFA won the third place prize of $100, and Harlan Park Christian Academy was fourth and received $50. In the commercial floats division, the first of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2259 and VFW Auxilliary won first. Century 21, Duanaway & HArt Inc. and Conway Beauty Academy were second and third. The most attractive male and female horse riders were Rufus Tyus, Robin Tyler, Eddie Partridge Jr. and Brooke Bartwick. In the clown division the winners were Dana Messner, Sam Green, Jake Causey, Ellie Phillips, Jake Beaird, Amanda Walton, Jordon Crowson, Slay Ishee, Crystal Wilson, Cidney Green, Amanda Austin, and Amy Hobby.
10 years ago
Coach Curtis Walker, known for building baseball here in Conway, died at 92. He had an abiding love for the game, having been a player of quality and a longtime coach of a semipro baseball team in Conway called the Dodgers. “He loved to help kids who wanted to play baseball,” said his sister Ruby Fuller. “And they loved him, too.” He was interested in keeping the park of fof Siebenmorgen Road in as pristine a condition as he could, volunteering his time to work th eInfield and generally taking care of other details. The park today was called the Curtis Walker Park, a moemorial to his good works.