75 years ago
Friends in Conway have received the announcement of the marriage of Miss Ruth Elizabeth Miller to Herbert Vyron Holland at Bentonville, Dec. 25. Mr. and Mrs. Holland will be at home at Marked Tree. Mrs. Holland taught in the Ellen Smith ward school here for several years and her many friends in Conway will be interested in this announcement.
50 years ago
John Robert Russell, a native of Conway and graduate of Conway high School and Arkansas State Teachers College, has acquired control of the second largest Chevrolet agency in Arkansas.
John M. Critz, president of Critz Chevrolet Co. of North Little Rock, yesterday revealed he had sold the business to Russell, who has been general sales manager for 15 years.
In the transaction, which will become effective Jan. 2, the two men will exchange jobs and Critz will become general sales manager.
The name of the business will be changed to Russell Chevrolet Co.
Russell is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Russell of Conway. He is a brother of Mrs. Shannon Whitten, veteran employee of the First National Bank here.
25 years ago
Lois Hoggard of Enola won a 1987 Ford Festiva in a drawing held recently by Satterfield Oil Co. The automobile was the grand prize in a 10-week contest by the company to introduce motorists to its four convenience stores throughout Conway.
The first prize — 44 gallons of gas — was won by Tracy Edwards of Conway and the second prize — 44 quarts of oil — was won by Stephen Campbell, also of Conway.
The “44” employed in the prizes pertains to the year 1944 when M.M. “Bush” Satterfield started the business. He came to Conway as a commission agent for Lion Oil Co. and established the business in a warehouse where Virco Mfg. Corp. is now located.