75 years ago
Ed Speaker, who won the nomination for sheriff and collector of Faulkner County in the Aug. 9 Democratic primary without opposition, spent $275, according to his affidavit filed today with County Clerk C.E. Gentry.
His expenses were as follows: Placing name on ticket, $125; announcements, $30; advertising, $45; and donations, $75.
50 years ago
Mrs. Reo Guenther of Conway is one of the 270 winners of a Norge Refrigerator-Freezer.
Mrs. Guenther won the prize in a nationwide “Lucky Gals Sweepstakes,” which was sponsored by the A.E. Staley Mfg. Co., of Decatur, Ill.
More than $100,000 worth of Norge refrigerators are being given away to housewives in the sweepstakes.
25 years ago
Michael L. Murphy, who recently opened his law office at 812 Chestnut St., will hold an open house from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.
Murphy is a 1979 graduate of Conway High school and received a law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1986.
10 years ago
Tom Mayden, Deena Culberson, Aleen Henson, and Martha Henson were given volunteer awards from the City of Mayflower and Mayor Frank Pearce. The group bought and planted the flowers that decorated the city in various locations, including City Hall.