June 20

(2008)

10 Years Ago

Hewlett-Packard announced that it would be locating a state-of-the-art customer service and technical support center in the Meadows Office and Technology Park off Sturgis Road and would employ 1,200 workers.

Kenny Hartness, 22, of Wooster was named Sherwood Fireman of the Year. He volunteered with the Wooster Volunteer Fire Department for three years before joining the Sherwood department.

Tommy Browning, a five-time national and internationally known marksman demonstrated his skill with a very entertaining and safe shooting exhibition at the Wooster 4th of July celebration. The Southern Drawl Band also performed throughout the evening.

(1993)

 25 Years Ago

Alex Kienlen was pictured drifting back to earth after jumping from a plane during the Conway Aircraft Extravaganza Fly-in at Cantrell Field. He jumped with Erin Ward.

Clowntown USA, a children’s television show, was taped at Brierfiest 1993. Fifty random children were selected to appear on the show. Greenbrier was celebrating 175 years.

Bunny Adcock, executive vice president for business development and marketing at First National Bank of Conway, spoke at the International Financial Marketing Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Pam Osment and Ed Clawson were appointed to the membership/membership services committee of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association.

(1968)

50 Years Ago

Cliff Horton, SCA basketball coach, was doing summer graduate work at UA Fayetteville.

Judy Terry, CHS band majorette, was crowned Miss Arkansas of Baton Twirling at the Arkansas contest for the US Twirling Association. She was also chosen parade majorette of Arkansas and most photogenic majorette and won her talent division.

Sheri Rea was named Arkansas Paperdoll of Baton Twirling and Patty Moseley placed in twirling and two-baton twirling in the state twirling competition.

Paulette Grimes, Alpha Omicron chapter of Tri-Sigma, would represent the SCA sorority at the national convention in Roanoke,Virginia.

(1943)

75 Years Ago

Bids were received to cut down the hill on the southwest corner of the municipal airport and extend the north and south runway. A crew had been on site for several months working on the east and west runway and was expected to be finished soon.

The highly-touted softball team of Russellville WAACs from branch school #2 was defeated on Estes field at ASTC by the WAAC branch #3 headquarters detachment of Conway, 9-4.

Mr. and Mrs. Coleman S. Gordon purchased the home at 1916 Prince from Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Bolls and Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Bolls for $3,250.

(1918)

100 Years Ago

Working so quietly that those outside the denomination scarcely knew anything about it, the congregation of the First Baptist Church achieved one of the most remarkable financial successes that had ever been recorded here. Within the past 10 days, subscriptions, made entirely within the congregation, have totaled a sufficient amount to lift the indebtedness of $11,300 on the church building. Rev. L.M. Sipes stated the church building was built in 1909 at a cost of $40,000. The current indebtedness had remained about the same since the completion of the building.