Yesterdays: 07/16/17

June 16

 

(2007)

Central Baptist College was awarded a $1,903,115 strengthening institution grant from the U.S. Department of Education. It was the biggest grant in the college’s history. The money would go toward the improvement of its science programs.

Thad and Betty Harvey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple owned Harvey’s Antiques on Highway 65 at Greenbrier but had businesses at the “Y” of Highway 64 and 65 where Wendy’s is now located.

Michael Hinds became an Eagle Scout with 39 merit badges and a service project to improve quarter-mile markers on the Tucker Creek Trail.

(1992)

John A. Smith was hired by the Conway School District’s board of education to be the new principal at Marguerite Vann Elementary. He was formerly the principal at Indian Hills Elementary in North Little Rock.

The Conway Planning Commission recommended approval of a conditional use permit for a proposed fraternity house. The UCA social fraternity Sigma Nu requested the permit to renovate a residence at 240 Donaghey.

Five generations of the Mrs. Chester Jones family gathered for a family photograph: Wayne Paladino, great-grandson; Paige Paladino, great-great granddaughter; Mrs. James Ed Smith, granddaughter; and C.H. Jones, son, all of Conway.

(1967)

Bob Scroggin, circulation manager for the Log Cabin, saved the life of a three-year-old child at Lake Overcup. He was getting ready to go fishing and heard the distressed cries of eight-year-old Billie Davis. He saw Scottie Davis had fallen from the end of the boat dock into the water. He swam to the child and rescued him.

T.H. Epperson and Sons moved the Missouri Pacific Railroad’s freight station along Parkway to a lot at Parkway and Mill. The building was divided into three 60-foot sections but would be reconstructed and used as a storage facility.

(1942)

Conway girls were selected to attend Girl State were Dorothy Mae Biggs, Geneva Rosemond, Evelyn Steed, Mary Virginia Robins, Virginia Reynolds and Angela Lachowsky.

Civilian pilot training schools would serve as “reservoirs” for pre-flight glider schools. A tentative quota of 20 students had been fixed to be trained at Conway. The pre-flight instruction would last eight weeks.

The corporation commission authorized D.D. Phillips of Vilonia to operate a bus line over United States 65 and a county road between Holland and Conway.

Guy’s annual community picnic was scheduled. Ball games and political speakers would be featured at the two-day event.

(1917)

E.F. Edwards, a traveling salesman, received a telegram from the Menzie Shoe Company saying he had won a prize of $100. His sales had led all others for the month. Showing his patriotism, Mr. Edwards subscribed for a $100 Liberty bond with his prize money.

Rev. H.E. Wheeler, pastor of the First Methodist Church, delightfully surprised his wife by giving her a new Reo five-passenger touring car for her birthday present. Mrs. Wheeler was unaware that her husband was even contemplating purchasing a car until he drove up in front of their home and told her that her birthday present was standing in front of the house.

 

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