10 Years Ago
Choosing to Excel would conduct its third Summer Impact Camp for 120 at-risk youth. The camp met in the old Pine Street School and was largely funded through the Dancing With the Stars fundraiser.
Dr. Michael Stanton, Dr. Benjamin Dodge and Dr. Brooks Lawrence, all members of Conway Regional Medical Center, were members of a group that wanted to bring a new hospital to Conway.
Stephen Pryor, a lifeguard at the Briarwood Club Pool for two years, was pictured watching the children play in the water at the pool.
25 years Ago
Twenty kindergarten students graduated from Conway Christian School: Whitney Allison, Lauren Bell, Brian Bowlin, Nicholas Brewer, Tyler Castleberry, Jenna Dallas, Rainey Enos, Kate Guerin, Daniel Guffey, Will Hendricks, Chance Junyor, Allison Longing, Tabitha Parrish, Kate Pinkett, Trey Shadrach, Natalie Smith, Rachael Stockdale, Rachel Stripling, Zachary Wright and Whitney Davis. The children performed “The Gingerbread Man” to show what they had learned during the year.
The school, located at Second Baptist Church, had completed its first year of operation. Kindergarten through fifth grade were offered but a sixth grade had been added for the 1993-1994 school year and 73 students had preregistered.
50 Years Ago
C.T. King Hardware announced it would be moving to its new location at Court and Prairie.
The Faulkner County Saddle Club was planning the Arkansas High School Championship Rodeo to be held in Conway. The event’s chairman, Tom Nabholz, was pictured meeting with Dennis Starkey, saddle club president; Joe Hunnicutt, representing the Chamber of Commerce; Howard R. Montgomery, co-chair of the rodeo; and Dr. J.W. Hart, representative to the National High School Championship Rodeo.
George L. Lieblong, a teller at First State Bank, and Tommy Sanson, an assistant vice-president of First National Bank attended the Arkansas Bankers Association’s second School of Basic Banking in Little Rock.
75 Years Ago
Attendance at the twenty-first annual school for pastors of the Little Rock and North Arkansas Methodist conference at Hendrix College reached 240. The school would last for ten days.
Two hundred were expected for the Arkansas Nazarene Young People’s Society convention at Conway. Most of the delegates were entertained in private homes.
Two Conway women, Mrs. R.V. Hairston and Miss Bernice Horn, led the sales forces of the 71 J.C. Penney Company stores in the Arkansas and Oklahoma district in volume of sales during May while another saleswoman, Miss Virgie Harrison, ranked 13th.
100 Years Ago
Dr. C.H. Dickerson would open a hospital on Center Street as soon as the equipment arrived. The hospital would be open to all physicians of Conway and Faulkner County for treatment of medical and surgical cases.