Dec. 5

(2009)

• Carl Stuart Middle School principal Harvey Benton was pictured handing Howard and Cecelia Chandler a plaque bearing the names of all the students who received the award named after the Chandlers’ grandson, Robbie Chandler. The award was being retired after 20 years.

• Wayne Hartness was named Firefighter of the Year by the Conway Fire Department. Hartness was also a volunteer fireman for the Wooster Volunteer Fire Department.

• Reba Holland, owner of Sweet Temptations, was pictured packing a box of fudge at her new shop in the Professional Plaza on Business Park Road in Greenbrier.

(1994)

• Robbie Wills was named national account executive for the publishing division of LWT Communications of Montgomery, Alabama. A graduate of Conway High and UCA, he had been regional director for the Sigma Phi Epsilon national fraternity, headquartered in Richmond, VA.

• Jack Frost joined First Commercial Investments as an account executive. His office was in the First National Bank of Conway.

• Conway Noon Optimist member Jeanne Bright and Mitzi Reynolds, both assistant vice presidents at Worthen National Bank of Conway, were pictured placing angel ornaments on a tree at the bank. The Noon Optimist Project Angel Tree brought Christmas to county kids.

(1969)

• Carl Grummer was pictured instructing Cecil Kirby, Royce Glover and James Snyder on small engine repair and maintenance at the adult night class held in the Conway High School Vocational Agriculture Building.

• Doyle Odom, a representative of GMAC for the previous 16 years, joined Beck-Brown Motors as a new car and truck salesman. He was married to the former Betty Ethridge of Wooster. They had two sons, Gary and David, and a daughter, Sharon.

• Ed Turner, Conway native, was named editor of the McAlester, Oklahoma Democrat, a morning daily with a circulation of approximately 10,000.

(1944)

• Postmaster H.D. Russell said that he had received announcement that a contract had been awarded for the manufacture of 100 million postal notes and efforts were being made to place this new and inexpensive type of money order on sale at all of the 1,575 first class post offices including Conway, by the first of the year.

• Mabel Irene Carter, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Carter, suffered a fractured left leg when struck by a truck as she alighted from a school bus near her home, two miles east of Conway.

(1919)

• The box supper at Cadron Gap schoolhouse was a distinct success, $57.50 being received to be applied on the school’s Victrola fund. The boxes were auctioned by Arthur Bradley of Conway. A fishing pond, fortune telling and the reading of “lost love letters” added to the merriment of the occasion. The school was in the charge of Miss Ivah and Miss Ella Kuykendall of Conway.

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