10 Years Ago
Jamekah Macon was pictured watching her lab partner Tray Martin use a hand-held crank to create electricity during their sixth-grade science class at Simon Intermediate School. This project was made possible through one of 24 mini-grant awarded to Conway teacher from the Community Foundation of Faulkner County.
Conway High School Homecoming Court was pictured: Lauren Carter, Allee Claycomb, Alexis Hervey, Brittany Brown, Mariah Miller, Caitlin Cook, Nicole Howser, Keanu Wade, Sadie Smith, Lucerno Marquez, Morgan Holt, Stymetra Conley, Cathie Lee Dalton, Rosalie Meriwether, Caroline Arnold, Hayley Hillis, Alexis Robertson, Laynie Hall, Hope Washispack, Hayley Smith, Raven Davis.
25 Years Ago
Johnny Lewis, First Baptist Church music minister, was pictured demonstrating the use of a synthesizer to children at Florence Mattison Elementary.
Conway Jaycees had a Haunted House in the former Piggle Wiggly building, North Plaza Shopping Center.
Grandy’s, the Lewisville, Texas based restaurant with a location in the Conway Towne Center, observed its 20th anniversary.
King’s Outdoor Supply at Court and Prairie streets expanded, offering a larger inventory of hunting and fishing supplies.
Amanda Mears was named Mayflower High School’s Homecoming Queen. Maids were Fannin, Chrystal Naylor, Jennifer Wheeler, Jessica Christian, April Langley, Christa Lingenfelter, Kimberly Massey and Melissa Mathis.
50 Years Ago
Stanley Russ, insurance executive and president of the Conway Chamber of Commerce, was named to the Conway Corporation board of directors, succeeded Fletcher Smith, Jr., Conway jeweler.
Rick Kersey of Conway played his finest game in the UA 39-29 loss to UT in Austin last week. Charley Coffey, UA defensive coach, and Frank Broyles, head coach, singled out Kersey along with other players.
St. Joseph Cheerleaders pictured were: Donna Dayer, Debbie Troillet, Debbie Nahlen, Carol Stoltz, Rita Worm and Olga Grummer (captain).
Camp Halsey enrollees were holding a reunion at the Holiday Inn in Conway on December 1.
75 Years Ago
The office of price administration ordered a freeze on retail sales of jams, jellies, preserves and fruit spreads, preliminary to the start of rationing. Citrus marmalades were excluded because supplies were adequate. Housewives would not be required to report their supplies of fruit spreads.
The residential sections of Conway were organized for the opening of the national war fund campaign. Col. H.L. McAlister, county director, said that canvassers would be getting busy to try to raise the $1,500, the goal for residential areas. Rural workers were holding a rally in anticipation of their campaign.
100 Years Ago
The Bible Study Circle of the Methodist Women’s Missionary Society requested that the members paraphrase the 23rd Psalm. Several beautiful papers were submitted, but one was especially beautiful. It was written by Mrs. P.H. Prince.