10 Years Ago
Dr. Adam Lamey announced that he was seeking Position 5 on the Conway School District’s Board of Education.
Papa Murphey’s Take “N” Bake Pizza was locating in the first of two new retail centers being constructed on Salem. It would be located next to Moe’s Southwest Grill.
TGI Friday’s would be building a location at 1055 East Oak Street just west of Conway Commons.
Janice Jackson Seamands of Central Arkansas Baton Twirling on Front Street was pictured assisting Anne Sting, 8, with a twirling technique during a baton twirling demonstration held to introduce young girls to twirling.
25 Years Ago
Conway High School head football coach Kenny Smith reported that he was stopped after the home game by El Dorado fans who were very complimentary of the first-class atmosphere and the facilities at the game. The home stands were full, and some Wampus Cat fans had to go sit on the visitors’ side. The visitors even said they had eaten in Conway and the people in town had been very friendly.
Justin Hargis, quarterback; Cortez Hammons, and Shawn Fisher were pictured in highlights of the Conway High School football game against El Dorado.
50 Years Ago
Rick Kersey, an aggressive sophomore from Conway was moved to defensive tackle for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Frank Broyles was head coach of the Razorbacks.
Security Savings and Loan of Conway, located at Van Ronkle and Spencer streets, held an open house and ribbon cutting at its new offices.
John Ferguson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Ferguson, returned from Estes Park, Colorado where he was employed during the summer. He was returning as a sophomore at SCA.
The Faulkner County Saddle Club held a horse show at the YBMA Fairgrounds. Fifteen events were held at double arenas.
75 Years Ago
Mrs. Joe Ferrell, head of the home economics department at ASTC, said that the nursery school at ASTC would open on September 8. The fee was $1 per week per child.
The 8th class of WACs arrived for training at the WAC branch no. 3 at ASTC. One further group was expected to arrive in a few days.
St. Joseph School enrolled 257 students. Of these, 189 were enrolled in the grades and 68 in the high school.
The 60th session of Hendrix College began. Boarding students ate supper in Tabor Hall with student-faculty receptions following at Millar and Galloway halls.
100 Years Ago
Thurston Fulmer and son, William Fulmer, purchased the B.B. Condray place north of Hendrix College to use together with half of the Hendrix College pasture in the operation of a dairy. A barn was being erected that would be up-to-date in every way. Mr. Fulmer formerly operated a dairy two miles north of Conway but decided to move closer to the city in order to use electricity in the operation of the dairy.