75 years ago
Charles Fred Hancock, storekeeper first class, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Hancock of Conway, while on 30 days leave of absence from the U.S.S. Schenck, a destroyer attached to the training squadron, United States fleet.
Hancock enlisted in the Navy at Little Rock in May 1932, and has served in the Navy continuously since that time.
50 years ago
The Rev. George Holloway has accepted the pastorate of Marcus Hill Baptist Church, it was announced today. Mrs. Marvin Bowie was named church secretary at an election held last Sunday.
25 years ago
Allison Bernadette Curran, 5, of Conway, was named Tiny miss and the overall winner in the Arkansas Southern Miss Pageant, held Aug. 20 in Searcy.
She received a trophy, crown, silk flowers and a doll and will have her fees paid to the America Crown and Scepter Pageant in Memphis, Tenn.
She was also named American Cutie and Best Dressed, receiving two trophies and a crown.
Miss Curran is a daughter of Donald and Sherry Curran of Conway, a granddaughter of George and Leila Curran and Leo and Dixie Hoxworth, all of Conway, and a great-granddaughter of Paul and Mary Hoxworth of Marble Hill, Mo., Dean and Karen Lofton of Thebes, Ill., and Albert and Carel Rodgers of Whitewater, Mo.
10 years ago
St. Joseph Elementary School students had become accustomed to playing basketball during recess in the dust, gravel and mud. But last spring the St. Joseph Elementary Student Council embarked upon a mission to get a full-size junior high basketball court formed on their playground. Thanks to Jason Tipton, a student at St. Joseph High school, the Elementary Student Council’s dream became a reality.
Tipton was a sophomore last year and was searching for a project to complete in order to earn the highest honor in scouting, the Eagle Scout Award. When the student council sponsor and principal of the elementary, Susie Freyaldenhoven, approached him with the idea of building a concrete court, Jason gladly accepted the huge challenge.