May 24


10 Years Ago

Second grader Eliza Kordsmeier was pictured performing with her dance team during the annual Ida Burns Elementary Talent Showcase.

The 2008 Greenbrier High School graduation was held at a packed Panther Pavilion.

The 26-member senior class of Mount Vernon-Enola graduated, led by valedictorian Ashley Hawkins and salutatorian Brittney Jacobs.

Six Market Place employees were injured in a rollover accident in Florida. Tyler Bass, 22, and Sarah White, 21, showed improvement. Lucy Bolton, 29 and Ron Elmore, 22, were pronounced dead at the scene while Kali Parks later passed away. They were on their way to vacation at Disney World.


25 Years Ago

Matt Steinfeld, a third grader at Sallie Cone Elementary, portrayed a juggling clown during rehearsals of the class play, “Let’s Communicate.”

Joe Goss, owner of Good News Bookstore, was named president of the Friends of Torreyson Library at UCA.

Jim Stone was pictured introducing his mother, Lessie Sanders, to Bonnie Mattox, a teacher at Ida Burns Elementary, at a retirement reception held in his honor at Conway Public Schools auditorium.

Jan Spann, new president of the Arkansas Literary Council board of directors, was named ALC’s “Individual of the Year” for her commitment to spreading literacy.


50 Years Ago

Graduates of the morning class of Second Baptist Church Kindergarten were Melinda Duvall, Jeanna Clements, Susan Sloan, Ginger Davis, Janet Casteel, Leigh Ann Walters, Lynn Fulmer, Kelly Padgett, Dorcas Bishop, Michael Long, Douglas Hurley, Scotty Heffington, Michael Greer, Jeff Stephens, Claudette Lasley, Dana Crafford, Fredrick Bell, Bill Cossey, Mark Shaw, Steve Palmer, Steve Adair, Bill Smith, Brince Camp and David Sanders.

Graduates of the afternoon class of Second Baptist Church Kindergarten were Monica McClain, Jami Woods, Ra Shockey, Becky Moix, Tina Ingram, Denise Gunter, Joey Terry, Luke Setzler, Tim Trent, Lee Potts, Steve Smith, Toby Parker, Eugene Tittle and Don Clark, Jr.


75 Years Ago

The court upheld a 1941 law which required school districts to earmark a certain percentage of their revenues for teacher salaries.

ASTC conferred degrees on 30 students at it is 35th commencement held in Ida Waldron Auditorium. There were nine honor graduates/members of Alpha Chi.

A 17-year-old Harrison youth was sentenced to an indefinite term in the Arkansas boys industrial school after he pled guilty to grand larceny in connection with the theft of a bicycle belonging to a Conway man. He rode the bicycle to Greenbrier and sold it for $10.


100 Years Ago

One of the most novel and patriotic window displays was the Red Cross window at S.G. Smith’s store on Front Street. In the window was a tent, under which was a cot with the figure of a wounded soldier lying on it. Standing over the man was a wax figure of a young woman dressed in the uniform of the Red Cross nurse. Appropriate placards told the passerby to do his “bit.” The window was arranged by S.T. Simpson of the dry goods department of S.G. Smith.