75 years ago
A large and attractive signboard, advertising the 1938 football schedule of the Arkansas State Teachers College Bears, state champions for two years, has been placed on highway 64 and 65, about one-quarter mile north of city limits on Washington Avenue.
The Chamber of Commerce also has placed a signboard on this highway, at the city limits edge, advertising advantages of Conway.
50 years ago
E.E. Fowlkes showed off a sunflower that might be of record size. It grew in Fowlkes’ yard. The sunflower is 18 inches in diameter and four and one-half feet around. The trunk of the sunflower spiraled 12 feet into the air and finally buckled under the weight of the large flower. Fowlkes said a sunflower that measures 12 inches in diameter is considered extremely large. This one, then, must be a super sunflower.
25 years ago
Mike Dunaway, of Conway, is involved in Golf’s Longest vs. Arkansas’ Best, a five-day event that begins today at Jonesboro Country Club to raise money for junior golf programs.
Dunaway and two of the country’s other long-drive specialists — Bobby Wilson and Andy Franks — will compete in scramble matches against some of the state’s top amateurs and pros.
Today the long hitters will play Lee Brun, Mark Duffer and Dave Dailey.
10 years ago
Carissa Lunk, a homeschool teacher, and her children Adam, 9, and Amanda, 7, get a free breakfast at an Office Depot teacher appreciation breakfast on Saturday morning. The teachers also got discounts for school supplies for the upcoming year.