July 11


10 Years Ago

Conway Fire Department would take on two Conway Area Career Center medical interns.

Conway Police Department acquired a one-terabyte evidence recovery computer, donated by the U.S. Secret Service. “Fred” was capable of extracting evidence from any computer and most electronic devices.

Students of the Art School of Conway, owned and operated by Jo Claire Dodson, displayed works at the Faulkner County Library. Allison Dombek, Sarah Todd, Sarah Littleton, Kalli Bonnema and Brighton Bernard were pictured with their works of art.

A Close-Knit Faith Community of St. Joseph Catholic Church presented a Day of Reflection and Stitching in the Fellowship Hall.


25 Years Ago

The Faulkner County Board of Education, which for years played a central role in the operations of dozens of county school districts, faced an uncertain future due to statewide elimination of funding for its offices. The office would continue to operate for at least another year.

The fourth annual Superstar Saturday, to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters, featured a silly centipede which included Mayor David Kinley; Gary Hathaway of Big Brothers/Big Sisters; George Rountree, Conway Jaycees President; Police Lt. Rod Pearson; Fire Capt. Ted Fisher and Shannon Jeffrey, Main Street Conway project manager.


50 Years Ago

Ernest Ruple left for Pittsburgh where he would begin summer training with the Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. He was accompanied by Mike Irby.

Mike New was chosen by Dave Campbell’s Arkansas Football magazine as one of four quarterbacks on the high school Super Team. The magazine was on sale at Heiligers, Conway Office and School Supply and from Wampusettes.

Conway was represented by Mark Meador, Hal Crafton and Mike Dunaway in the 12-13 division and Leo Crafton and Steve Stoltz in the 14-17 age group at the 5th State Junior Golf Championship in Hot Springs.


75 Years Ago

Dr. Charles A. Archer, Jr. and Mrs. Archer located in Conway where he would practice medicine and surgery. They were occupying the Bauer apartments at 1403 Robinson Avenue. Dr. Archer was having offices fitted up in the Halter Building. He was a nephew of Dr. James H. Flanagin, Conway dentist.

Interesting colored motion pictures showing the scenic beauties and industries of the Hawaiian islands were shown by Dr. H.L. Minton at the weekly Conway Rotary Club luncheon at the Hotel Bachelor. The new president, James O. Cox, presided for the first time.


100 Years Ago

Revival committees were named at the Methodist Church. The Rev. H.E. Wheeler, pastor, said, “There is every evidence that our people are ready to work and are praying for a gracious meeting.” The committee members included V.D. Hill, Charles Newbern, Mrs. J.D. Farris, Fletcher Smith, Allen James, H.E. Wheeler, Mrs. P.C. Morehead, Mrs. B.T. Deal, S.F. Anderson, Mrs. E.V. Leverett, Miss Myrtle Greeson, Miss Sallie Craig, J.J. Livingston, W.S. Cazort, Mrs. Frank Whiddon, G.Y. Short, T.R. Douglass, Mrs. W.N. Owen, Moore Harton, W.A. Blackburn, Gladys Russett, E.W. Gregory, Arthur Bradley and Mrs. E.K. Livesay.