August 17

(2008)

10 Years Ago

First Security Bank and the Log Cabin hosted a meet-and-greet for the new UA chancellor, Dr. David Gearhart, at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Conway Bookcase Project, which had already presented more than 200 personalized oak bookcases to deserving children, was participating in the “Bookcase Literacy Week,” October 12-18 that was declared by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Make a Child Smile of Central Arkansas distributed clothes and school supplies to 221 children at its Back-to-School Party. Children also received back-to-school haircuts.

Linda Leslie opened Papa Don’s Burgers and More on Highway 65 in Springhill.

(1993)

 25 Years Ago

Conway Planning Commission approved an expansion of Stoby’s restaurant to the north to include a 14’ x 24’ addition and 29 parking spaces.

Cherry’s Hallmark was holding a grand opening at its new location in the Conway Towne Centre.

Henry Hawk won the 800 meter and the 1500 meter and teamed up with a Mississippi runner and a Louisiana runner to win the 4 x 800 relay at the USA Track and Field Masters National Championships in Provo, Utah.

Bryce Molder won the 14-15 division of the South Central Junior PGA championship at Grove, Oklahoma.

(1968)

50 Years Ago

Members of the McNutt Insurance Buddy League team were pictured: Mike Hartje, Craig Cummins, David Dunseath, Jerel Seay, Jr., Wayne New, Bobby Marshall, Mark Nichols, Mark Mobbs and Edward Dow.

William J. Farris, owner of the Farris Agency at 817 Parkway, and members of his staff and family were pictured at the company’s open house. Mrs. Jack Starkey, Miss Polly Milam and Allen G. McGee were all members of the Farris Agency staff.

State Education Commissioner A.W. Ford told the Arkansas Legislative Council that the existing vocational-technical schools were not adequate; more needed to be added.

(1943)

75 Years Ago

Twenty ASTC and Hendrix College students, who recently completed radio training, were ordered to report for active duty at Camp Robinson. They were expected to be immediately transferred to the signal corps following their induction.

The annual statewide AEA meeting, usually held in Little Rock in November, was called off with 12 regional meetings being held instead. Tentative sites for these meetings were selected by the AEA executive committee which met in Conway.

Various business leaders spoke with school administrators and county supervisors meeting at ASTC about the need for a closer relationship between businessmen and the schools of the state.

(1918)

 100 Years Ago

Advertisement: Umbrellas repaired and recovered—O.D. Clibourn.

Sam Little brought a fine specimen of a Nancy Hall sweet potato to the Log Cabin Democrat office. Despite the drought, the potato weighed two pounds, and Mr. Little expected a good crop on his patch of one acre if rain came soon.