September 22


10 Years Ago

Second Baptist Church broke ground for a new student building in honor of Felton O’Kelley who sold his Farris Road property to the church and gave a generous donation of a half million dollars.

The Conway School District Board of Education visited and toured Ruth Doyle Intermediate School as the first of its scheduled visits to all of the schools in the district. Debi Avra was the principal.

International Paper Conway Plant Manager Dave Irwin presented grants to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas and Conway Adult Education Center.


25 Years Ago

UCA officials announced changes to Ferguson Memorial Chapel which would allow groups to cover three crosses and a mural while using the facility. The work was done to keep with the Supreme Court decisions prohibiting public institutions from favoring one religion over another.

Kayle DeAnn Browning, 1-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Lynn Browning, was crowned the winner of a Wal-Mart Cutest Baby Contest in Little Rock.

LifeWord Ministries was the recipient of Trans World Radio’s International Broadcasting Award.

Conway Alderman Woody Cummins was honored by Arkansas Community Development for counseling residents of Conway Housing Authority on financial matters.


50 Years Ago

Former Conway High standout, Ernest Ruple won the position of defensive end on the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive unit. His parents Mr. and Mrs. Coy Ruple planned to go the Pittsburgh for the Baltimore game.

Bill Dean Chevrolet was celebrating its one-year anniversary. Pictured in the full-page ad were Bill Dean, President; M.L. Langford, Secretary-Treasurer; Bob Wallace, Sales Manager; Kay Dean, receptionist; Kay Cordes, secretary; J.T. Terry, Service Manager; Gerald Patrick, Parts Manager; Donald Leslie, Parts Department; Turk Arendall, Body Shop Manager; and Bill Holloway, Quince Coker and C.L. Paul, salesmen.


75 Years Ago

Reports from rural sections of the county indicated that a large crowd of prohibition enthusiasts was expected at a meeting at the First Baptist Church in Conway when petitions to call a local option election in Faulkner County would be distributed. A special bus from Guy would bring citizens to the meeting.

Twenty-seven workers and their families would leave Conway for Lake Charles. They were being transferred from the Marche ordnance plant to oil and synthetic rubber plants in Lake Charles, Louisiana to alleviate labor shortages there. That was expected to help the housing shortage in Conway.


 100 Years Ago

Mayor’s notice: The undersigned would respectfully call attention to the law which makes it an offense to allow stock of any kind to run at large in the city or to obstruct the sidewalks if tied, and I hope you will not make it my duty to impose any fine for a violation, but I will in the future if the laws are not observed.—G.W. Bruce, mayor.