10 Years Ago
Silvur Refine, a local Christian group composed of John Williams, Michael Priest, Cody McGill, Doug Ozanich, all 17, and Kyle Hoffman, 20, were performing together. All were members of Antioch Baptist Church and were playing in the area. They had performed at Battle of the Bands at the Faulkner County Library.
Antioch Baptist Church was offering Grow in Grace, a program which offered a parent’s night out for families of children with special needs. It was held the first Friday of each month.
St. Joseph senior Will Steele, son of Danny and Janet Steele, was named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.
25 Years Ago
Conway’s oldest pharmacist, Herbert Frenkel, announced his retirement and plans to close the Prescription Shop at 921 Locust. He had been a pharmacist in Conway since 1956.
Brandon Day was pictured working in the IMPAC lab at Ida Burns. The lab was funded by Arkansas business leaders and found in Conway, Greenbrier and Vilonia school districts.
Ron’s Electronic Service opened at 1028 Front Street offering consumer electronic repairs. Ron Myers was the owner and manager.
Taco Bell was considering opening a second location in Conway according to Bill Polk, area manager for K-Mac Enterprises.
50 Years Ago
A fire broke out in an automobile taking part in the fair parade. The blaze occurred while the car was passing Goodyear Service Store on Oak Street. Earl F. Rogers and Robert Lyssy, an off-duty fireman put the fire out as the two fire trucks were not able to reach it.
Steve Conner, the Conway Wampus Cat punter, was pictured. He was also the No. 2 quarterback.
Dave Grundfest, president of Sterling Stores, spoke at the Conway Lions Club at Tommy’s Restaurant.
Dr. Wanda Stephens and her father, Dave Ward, returned home after visiting in Europe for two weeks.
75 Years Ago
A local wine salesman was fined $53.40 for selling wine on a Sunday and selling without a permit.
A five-day unit training course for waitresses and persons interested in waitress work would begin at the Hotel Bachelor under the supervision of Miss Rose M. Clark, itinerant instructor, division of distributive education, state department of education.
The Junior Girls Auxiliary and the Junior Royal Ambassadors, with Mrs. J.S. Rogers, Jr. and M.D. King as sponsors, had a spaghetti supper and program at the First Baptist Church. The program, observing missions week, was presided over by Mary Virginia Speaker.
100 Years Ago
Hardin Stark, Julian Hogan and Fred McCollum left for Fayetteville to attend the University of Arkansas.
Superintendent J.P. Womack of Conway Public Schools announced that no more pupils would be admitted to the first grade and no pupils under six years old would be accepted for this grade at all. This was made necessary, he said, by the crowded condition of the first grade, which had 87 pupils enrolled. The next session would begin about the middle of March.