75 years ago
Work will begin shortly on the construction of 43 miles of rural electric lines west and southwest of Conway to serve nearly 200 customers, according to information received by Guy H. Jones, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, from Q.C. Shores, assistant to President Harvey Couch of the Arkansas Power & Light Company.
All materials have been purchased for the $33,000 project and all preliminary surveys are completed, Mr. Shores informed Mr. Jones.
Completion of this project will make Faulkner County one of the most extensively electrified in the state for residential use.
50 years ago
Ed Camp’s a men’s store, has created a “campus and career” department at its store at 1116 Oak St., it was announced today.
The new department features fall fashions in men’s suits, sport coats, slacks and shirts, designed especially for campus wear.
The new department is located in the rear of the store.
Edward E. Camp is the owner. His son, Edward E. Camp, Jr., assists in the store.
25 years ago
Conway Mayor David Kinley discussed the cooperation between city and county officials in drainage improvements at Gold Greek on Middle Road at a recent ceremony with city and county officials. Officials attending the event were Faulkner County Judge Gerald Ward, Conway alderman and Street Committee chairman Maurice Moix, Justice of the Peace Theodore Jones, City Clerk Martha Hartwick, and JP Travis Sims.
10 years ago
Dr. Mary Harlan, chair of the department of family an consumer sciences at the University of Central Arkansas, has been elected to serve as the national president of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association (FCSEA).
Harlan has a successful record of providing national leadership for FCS education and most recently served as the chair of the National Board of Directors for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.