10 Years Ago
Don and Paula Adlong celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family celebration at Gaston’s Resort in Lakeview.
Sanner Patton, a 2007 CHS graduate who had just completed her first year at UCA, won first place in cartooning while Jenni Claflin, a 2008 CHS graduate and entertainment editor of the Wampus Cat newspaper, won third place in opinion writing in the National Federation of Press Women competition.
With the national average for gas reaching $4 a gallon, Conway Police Department had received at least 11 theft of motor fuel complaints for the month of May.
25 Years Ago
Valedictorians of the 101 Greenbrier High School 1993 graduates was Jamie Adkinson, Barbara Collier, Jennifer Jones, Carrie Scroggins, Beverly Shofner and Ryan Smith. Kim Russell was the salutatorian.
David McCollum, sports writer for the Log Cabin, made history as the first writer to win the column-writing category in both the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the Football Writers Association of America. It was the first year for the FWAA contest.
Loan Officer George Baker was featured in a First National Bank of Conway advertisement.
DeBoard Electronics advertised a large selection of projection televisions including a Pioneer 45” for $1,995.
50 Years Ago
Farmer’s Fire Insurance moved its main office from 1117 Oak to Harkrider Street. W.B. Owen, Jr. was president of the firm.
Catherine Henze and Russell Williams were voted as most likely to succeed by the student body of Conway High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Smith and four Conway boys and girls—David Chamberlin, Linda Olsen, Darla Heck and Janice Montgomery—went to Europe on a 21-day tour.
Linda Beene and Rick Willbanks were voted “Most Dependable” by the student body of Conway High School. Both planned to enter SCA in the fall.
75 Years Ago
W.A.. Scroggin, H.O. Weatherly, C.H. Dickerson, Fred Gordy, Jr., M.M. Randle, Richard M. Pence, Carl E. Moore, Louis H. Moore, Cole Harton, A.D. Bailey, R.T. Steel and E.E. Camp qualified to represent Conway Country Club in Inter-Club matches with Russellville and Morrilton. New grass greens recently installed at the club were put in use for the tournament qualifying rounds.
Fire Chief K.W. Parker surveyed the Conway business district to ascertain merchants’ views on collection of waste paper and products from their establishments each day in view of keeping the city in a cleaner and more sanitary condition.
100 Years Ago
“The Chinese Lantern,” a comedy-drama, was performed at the high school to benefit the Red Cross. Under the direction of Mrs. B.W. Torreyson, assisted by Miss Dorothy Pyle, 25 young women of Doyne Hall performed. A feature of the play was a mandolin orchestra led by Mrs. Howard Johnson.