Yesterdays Aug. 11

75 years ago

(1938)

T.D. Reedy of the Naylor community today exhibited at the Log Cabin Democrat office a stalk of corn that had more than 40 miniature ears clustered at the top. No full grown ears appeared on the stalk.

50 years ago

(1963)

Conway’s oldest cleaning establishment will be under new ownership and management beginning Sept. 1.

Mrs. Britt Dickens, owner, announced today she had sold the Conway Cleaner to F.D. Warren, owner of Warren’s Freezer Locker, and that Warren will assume the management at the start of next month.

The sale included equipment and the building the plant occupies at 807 Parker.

Conway Cleaners was founded in 1918 by Mrs. Dickens’ former husband, the late Ernest Simpson. She joined the staff in 1928. From 1944 until 1957 she was assisted by her brother, Monte B. Horn, now of Milan, Tenn. She said she plans to retire from active business when she leaves the cleaners. Her husband is an Arkansas River bottom land farmer and cattleman.

25 years ago

(1988)

Carol Ann Hayes, a student at Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville, Mo., and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Lazenby of Conway, was recently named body recall instructor at Western New Mexico University at Silver City. She plans to graduate in August with a Master of Science degree in counseling psychology. She was previously a mental health clinician at Gila Regional Medical Center at Silver City.

10 years ago

(2003)

Rotarians George Andrews, Walter Ed Scales, Fletcher Lowry, Rotary District Gov. Jeff Farris and Cole Castellaw gathered to reminisce about the days when Rotary met at the Hotel Bachelor, then the center of many community activities. Farris, a former president of the University of Central Arkansas and now “a retired schoolteacher living in Hot Springs Village,” was the featured speaker at the noon Thursday meeting. The Conway Post Office at Main and Front now occupies the site of the old hotel that burned New Year’s Eve in 1962.

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