10 Years Ago
Sixteen of the 24 2008 graduates of Conway Christian were honor graduates. Tyler Clark Bowman was the valedictorian and the salutatorian was Eric Daniel Smith. Jaycob Baker received a medal from the U.S. Army Reserve for academic and athletic excellence.
Zack Bloodworth was pictured reading some examples of his writing to Shasta English, Dianne Hanson and Molly Winston during the Writing Portfolio Celebration at Simon Intermediate School.
Lindsay Copenhaver and Lindsay Irion were honored as Honors Program Distinguished Graduates at commencement exercises for the UA Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.
25 Years Ago
Cross-arms were placed at Brannon Drive, the site of a tragic accident in which four people were killed as they were leaving a special service at Mount Gale Baptist Church.
Twelve candidates were being considered for the Greenbrier High School principal position. Greenbrier High School Principal Don Jones was retiring.
Rollin’ in the Dough, 2350 Prince at Salem Road, advertised The Rollin Reuben and a Mediterranean Chicken Salad as options for dinner.
The Conway Planning Commission rejected a rezoning request that would have resulted in an 11-acre commercial district on Morningside Drive north of Prince Street.
50 Years Ago
Graduates of Good Shepherd Kindergarten were Tom Walsh, Mark Enderlin, Ray Enderlin, Robert Mayor, Tim Schichtl, Roger Freyaldenhoven, Dee Ann Freyaldenhoven, Trecia Ann Berry, Carmen Clark, Roseanne Nabholz, Melinda Nabholz, Mark Lovell, Ritche Ann Manley, Paula Thines, Kimberly Mayor and Jim Bourgeois.
Officers of the 20th Century Club for 1968-69 were Mrs. Lewis Thompson, president; Mrs. Edwin Dunaway, vice-president; Mrs. Charles Archer, Jr., secretary; Mrs. George Ligon, treasurer; Mrs. Russell Falls, historian; Mrs. James Slaughter, parliamentarian; and Mrs. Dee. Halbrook, reporter.
Conway’s new Holiday Inn would have an open house. The 78-unit hotel opened April 18. Jerry Bell was the innkeeper.
75 Years Ago
Dr. James H. Flanagin, president of the Arkansas State Dental Association, announced a program that would give high school students priority in the dental chairs of Arkansas. Applicants for army and navy air corps had to pass a strict examination as to the condition of their teeth and many were turned down. While not a free service, the program would give high school students first place in the dentist’s chair for needed dental work.
The highway department reopened highway 65 between Little Rock and Conway after floodwaters that covered the road at Palarm receded. Seventeen other highways remained closed.
100 Years Ago
Mrs. Henry S. Traylor of Conway accepted the position of teacher in the primary department of the Conway Public School to succeed Miss Caroline Muth of Little Rock, who announced she would not accept the position for another year. Mrs. Traylor several years ago held the same position in the public school and was one of the most popular teachers ever employed by the school.