Yesterdays | 04-24-17

April 24

 

(2007) Picture:Chance Johnson watered plants at the Conway High School Greenhouse. The greenhouse had sold out of almost all its vegetables but still had flowers and hanging plants available for its annual plant sale.

The National Honor Society at Conway High School West held a fundraiser at Pizza Inn. Funds were donated to the Jacob Engeler Memorial Fund at Julia Lee Moore to be used to build a Sunshine Garden on the campus. The dogwoods in the garden would be planted by Cub Scout Pack 112 of which Jacob was a member.

(1992) Carla Gwin, Matt Simon, Christy Strack, Donnie Lock and B.J. Dodgen were pictured rehearsing for the St. Joseph High School senior class play, “Here Come the Brides.”

The Greenbrier Jaycees were selling coupon books to raise funds for the Pat Wolff family of Martinville. Mr. Wolff was diagnosed as having Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), which meant the veins and arteries in an area of his brain above the stem were in a tangle. The radiation treatment to prolong his life cost $25,000.

A reception to honor Dr. Bob Courtway, retiring Hendrix athletic director, was to be held at Hulen Ballroom at Hendrix.

(1967) Mrs. Pat Henderson, Faulkner County inspector for the Arkansas Revenue Department, said the office would move from the Courthouse to 1021 Main, east of the Inter City Bus Terminal.

Leonard Milburn, Allstate representative in Conway, presented SCA with a $1,500 check from the Allstate Foundation to provide scholarships for summer driver education. Approximately 30 high school students from Conway were enrolled. Tom Sawyer and J.L. Eidson would conduct the workshop.

Margo Gibson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Gibson of Russellville, formerly of Conway, was named Miss Arkansas Tech. She was a graduate of Conway High School where she was a cheerleader.

(1942) Large pictures of R.L. Wood and Dr. J.S. Westerfield, past worshipful masters of Green Grove lodge were presented to the lodge. Dr. Westerfield, 90, was unable to attend. He also was past grand high priest of the grand chapter of Royal Arch Masons. Wood was a past grand master of the grand lodge of Masons of Arkansas.

Dr. D.D. McBrien, head of the department of history and political science at ASTC was named to the national advisory board of Phi Alpha Theta, honorary history fraternity. Phi Alpha Theta had 29 chapters.

(1917) A mass meeting of students and faculty at Hendrix College was held to discuss the advisability of dismissing school at once in order that the students might help cope with the present national crisis from an agricultural and military standpoint. A committee was appointed to delve into the question and ascertain the opinions of leading educators of the state.

 

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