Yesterdays (4/29/10)

 

75 years ago  

(1935)  

Gene Williams, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, said that business houses of Conway would begin the observance of weekly half-holidays. On June 6 stores will close each Thursday afternoon at noon through the months of June, July and August. Merchants here had followed this custom for the past several years. Businesses exempt from the closing agreement were hotels, restaurants, drug stores, filling stations, automobile agencies, cream stations, places of amusement and professional offices. The post office, which normally closed on Saturday afternoon, would close on Thursday instead during the summer.

  

50 years ago 

(1960)

Ten people received certificates for completing a first aid course taught at Wooster school. James Moffett and Percy Matthews taught the class. Certificates were given to Mrs. Velda Lee Watson, Mrs. Dora Davis, Mrs. Dove Robinson, Mrs. Beulah Rozene, Henry Rozene, Mrs. Lorene James, Mrs. Lorain Reed, Mrs. Ella Reed, Mrs. Hattie Davis and Mrs. Avanell Hankins.

    

25 years ago

(1985)

Dan Simon and Mark Fulmer, both of Conway, received special awards at the annual Agriculture and Home Economics banquet at Hilton Hotel in Fayetteville. Both were students at the U of A. Simon was named an outstanding junior, and Fulmer; an agricultural education major received the outstanding freshman award.

10 years ago 

(2000)

The Town and Country Garden Club met at the home of Jack and Elizabeth McDuff. Co-hostess was Wanda Tucker. Sandra Shepherd led the club in the collect. Faye Sanson read the minutes and Beth Horton gave the treasurer’s report. Horton reported that bird posters from Suzanne Kunkel’s art class of Bob Courtway Middle School had won several awards. Students receiving honors were Dustin Sutterfield, John Wolfe, Casey Foster and Amber Hall. Chris Schlientz, the landscape architect at UCA, presented the program. Ella Rea Vandiver won the door prizes.


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