75 years ago
Mrs. Walter E. Massey entertained the Double-Foursome Bridge Club on Friday afternoon at her suburban home on the Vilonia highway. Mixed garden flowers were attractively arranged throughout the interior, and at the conclusion of the games, a salad course with ice tea was served. Mrs. Leo Crafton won the club prize and Mrs. Carl Moore the guest prize for high score.
50 years ago
Howard Canten of Conway, a member of Lions since 1934, has been named a deputy governor of District 7S by Bob Cheyne of Fayetteville, newly elected governor.
Canten will assume office July 1.
He first became associated with Lions in 1934 when he joined at Marion, Ind. He moved to Conway in 1953 and has been a member of the Conway Lions since that time.
Canten has 26 years of perfect attendance. He holds the Grand Master Key for membership.
His jurisdiction will include clubs at Clarksville, Atkins, Russellville, Morrilton, Conway, Clinton, Greenbrier and Southside.
D. W. Coffman, also of the Conway Lions, was named zone chairman by Cheyne.
25 years ago
A dozen Faulkner County high school honor graduates attended recently a reception for the state’s honor graduates at the governor’s mansion in Little rock where they met Gov. Bill and Hillary Clinton.
The students are Elizabeth Thomas and Debbie Bruce, both of Conway High School; Andrew Lachowsky and Kevin and Keith Briggler, all of St. Joseph High School; Diana Martin of Guy-Perkins High School; Ross Hoopchuck of Greenbrier High School; Debbie Dunn of Enola High School, and Vicky Gevedon, Craig Hill, Danielle Angalique Oglesbee and Donna Massey, all of Vilonia High School.
10 years ago
Nathan Miller, son of Wayne and Sandra Miller of Conway and a students at Conway High School, recently won the Arkansas Optimist Essay Contest. He was sponsored by the Acxiom Optimist Club and was the Zone IV winner.
Miller’s essay was on the topic, "Are We Losing Our Freedom?" He competed against 15 other state entrants from other zones in the Arkansas district.