August 9


10 Years Ago

Chuck Clawson became the deputy prosecuting attorney. He would work strictly in Division I Circuit Court before Circuit Judge David Reynolds. Clawson had been the in-house legal counsel for American Management.

Amber Nicole Bradley was born to Rhonda and Cameron Bradley at Conway Regional Women’s Center at 8:08 on August 8, 2008.

Greater Pleasant Branch Missionary Baptist Church hosted a back-to-school block party in Conway’s Pine Street community. More than 300 K-6 students attended the event and left with backpacks of school supplies. About $300 in Walmart gift certificates were given away to students and parents.


25 Years Ago

After a 35-year coaching career, UCA’s Don Dyer retired as the winningest college basketball coach in Arkansas history.

Second Congressional District Rep. Ray Thornton held office hours in Conway while he was working in Arkansas during the summer months. He had a work period at the Faulkner County Courthouse.

The 81st annual St. Joseph Bazaar raised a record amount for the school. A gross amount of approximately $200,000 was raised compared to $175,000 in 1992. The net was $150,000, up $30,000 from the previous year. Sam Jackson was the winner of the 1993 full-size, extended cab Ford XLT.


50 Years Ago

Roy Lee Jones received a $500 check for being an Esso Sweepstakes winner. He planned to use the money to take his wife, Mary, on a trip to California next summer.

A new office building at Willow and Harkrider was occupied by Central Business Machines, Conway Sewing Center, Nunn Electronics and Quattlebaum Refrigeration and TV Repair. The first three stores moved from across the street while Quattlebaum moved from 924 Van Ronkle.

Four teachers from Conway Public Schools were among the SCA graduates receiving master’s degrees: Bill Arnod, Mrs. Geneva Bowlin, Mrs. Jo Ann Allen and Jack Bean.


75 Years Ago

Twenty-one Hendrix College students completed a radio course and, being members of the army enlisted reserve, became eligible for immediate call to service. The course was taught by James E. Clayton.

Inter-City Transit Company of NLR extended its Little Rock-Conway line to Morrilton for six months.

Charles M. Heiligers, former salesman for the Smith Auto Company and in recent months a warehouseman at the Maumelle ordnance plant, was awarded a contract for operation of the college book store in the administration building of ASTC.

ASTC offered three nine-day short courses in English, costume designing and industrial education for elementary grades.


100 Years Ago

E. H. Coulter, for several months connect to Col. G.W. Bruce in the practice of law in this city, purchased the stock of Col. Bruce and conducted the practice under his own name. Col. Bruce intended to retire from the practice of law and devote his entire time to the duties of mayor of Conway.