October 27

(2008)

10 Years Ago

Two were killed and one was treated at the hospital after a shooting near Arkansas Hall and Snow Fine Arts Building at UCA. A suspect was in custody after the campus was locked down. Classes were cancelled at the campus the next day.

The Walton Family Foundation made a $9,000 donation to the Conway Interfaith Clinic, an organization that provided medical and dental attention as well as pharmacy to those in need.

Nathan Brown, the most prolific passing quarterback in state history, suffered a mild concussion in the final seconds of the first half in the game against Southeastern Louisiana.

(1993)

25 Years Ago

Five-year-old Mary Catherine Cox and six-year-old Ashley Smith were pictured watching balloons float away after students at Conway Christian School participated in a balloon release as part of Red Ribbon Week.

John Simmons was selected Player of the Game at the Greenbrier-Mountain View game.

Sheriff Bob Blankenship noted a rise in the thefts of four-wheelers and trailers. Several four wheelers and at least eight trailers had been stolen in Faulkner County

Two Conway elementary schools received an $18,600 grant to offer parents a free parenting course to motivate them to read to their children.

(1968)

50 Years Ago

Nine Brownies recited their promise at an investiture service in the basement of the First United Methodist Church: Linda Baker, Karen Ballard, Tonya Cooper, Cynthia Hammett, Vickie Hankins, Maresia Hammett, Marsha Morris, Cheryl McKim, and Lana Searfass.

Approximately 2,500 attended the fish fry at the YBMA Fairgrounds to honor state Sen. Guy H. “Mutt” Jones who was seeking a sixth term. Former Gov. Sid McMath and former Perry County representative Paul Van Dalsem spoke at the event.

David Wilcox of the Wampus Cats was pictured pulling in a pass from Mike New near NLR’s 20-yard line at Estes Field.

(1943)

75 Years Ago

Theo Heigel was elected as the new president of the Conway Kiwanis Club. R.A. McNutt and L. Sid Adams tied for vice president while J.B. Greeson was named treasurer.

More than the required 1,000 signatures had been acquired to call a county-wide local option special election in Faulkner County. Dry leaders still planed to canvass for another ten days to give everyone an opportunity to sign the petition.

Wayne D. Rowlett of Bono, 22, was listed as missing in action after the American heavy bomber assault on the giant Nazi ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt, Germany. Sergeant Rowlett was a tail gunner.

(1918)

100 Years Ago

Joe P. Pierce received a card from his son, Arlie Irvin Pierce, stating he had arrived safely overseas.

Among those who would have offices in the new Farmers State Bank building were Dr. J.Z. Bailey and Dr. C.E. Benefield.