August 14

(2008)

10 Years Ago

Mary Michael Maggio and Austin Moix won the Wampus Cat Invitational at Conway Country Club.

The Conway City Council decided to pursue a League of American Bicyclists bicycle-friendly certification. Natural gas severance tax city turnback funds would be used to identify, enable and promote alternatives to automobile transportation.

Jim Gabbard was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Holland mayor Jason Donham.

Bill Gwatney, chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party, was fatally shot at the Democratic Party headquarters. The gunman, Timothy Dale Johnson, 50, was a former Conway Target employee who had been fired earlier that morning.

(1993)

25 Years Ago

Ferris Baker, Virgil Conatser and Tom Welch, members of the Faulkner County Historical Society, were pictured examining 4 x 8 cypress logs owned by James Arnold Moseley of Conway that could be used to rebuild the Cadron Settlement blockhouse that was destroyed by fire. More than 100 logs were needed.

Amy Brazil and Marcus Vaden, members of the Faulkner County Bar Association; Susan Howarth, executive director of AETN, and Rep. Greg Wren of Conway were pictured participating in AETN’s August Summerfest’93 membership drive.

Frank Shaw and Ray Hartenstein announced their association for the practice of law at 1317 Main in Conway.

(1968)

50 Years Ago

Joe S. Martin, 51, was nominated Faulkner County sheriff and collector in the Democratic primary. He had been deputy sheriff for 12 years and would face no opposition in November.

Mrs. George T. Lyford and Eloise Rhode attended an English-reading workshop in Little Rock sponsored by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and the State Department of Education.

Clinton Edward Grimes, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Grimes, completed basic training at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, TX. He was assigned to the 800th Flight of the 3701st Squadron.

(1943)

75 Years Ago

Mrs. J.H. Flanagin entertained with a dessert bridge at her home on Center Street yesterday in the second of a series of parties complimenting Mrs. Charles A. Archer, Jr., who recently moved to Conway. Mrs. Kenneth Spatz won the high score prize.

The first bale of cotton was ginned by Enderlin & Seiter, six days later than the earliest record. The cotton was grown by J.E. Loveless of Pickles Gap.

The office of price administration simplified the pricing methods for grocers.

The Conway Midgets softball club lost its second game to the WAC instructors at Estes Field, 13 to 5.

(1918)

100 Years Ago

Royce Wilkins, who had been working in Ft. Smith, returned to Conway and resumed his former position with O.O. Florence.

Lost: A one-carat diamond stud in tie, between W.N. Owen’s residence and Hines Hotel. $25 reward for return.