75 years ago
An impudent intruder who visited the home of Mrs. A.M. Ledbetter on Prince Street yesterday afternoon was regarded as possibly belonging to the trio who kidnapped and robbed Lonnie Hays of Morrilton, Coca Cola salesman, early last night. Mrs. Ledbetter, who was alone at the time, said the man came to the back door and pretended to be a gas stove inspector. After she told him there was nothing wrong with her stove he picked up some eggs from a bucket on the back porch and came into the kitchen, where he cooked and ate them. Finally, Mrs. Ledbetter said, she “bribed” the intruder to leave by giving him three dozen eggs. While he was in her house, two or three other men waited in a parked car on the street and the man drove off with them.
50 years ago
Thomas G. Wilson, Jr., Conway High School junior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Wilson, was elected treasurer of the Ark-Mo district Key Clubs at a convention in Little Rock last week.
Young Wilson won the district office in a two-man race. Jim Harrist of Conway served as his campaign manager. Don Dixon is the faculty advisor of the Conway club.
25 years ago
The Conway Diamonds boys gymnastics team placed second overall last weekend in a meet at Jonesboro.
James Taylor was second all-around in the 13-and-ver division and David Vint was second all-around in the 10-12 division.
10 years ago
Eunice McHenry shared a laugh with Mary Jo McKinney at McHenry’s 97th birthday at the Autumn Manor community room on Thursday. McHenry, whose birthday is actually today, was born in Faulkner County and moved to Conway in 1931. She moved to Little Rock in 1938 and worked for Ottenhiemer’s before returning to Conway in 1970. She is one of four charter residents of Autumn Manor and a member of Second Baptist Church.