50 years ago
R.N. (Uncle Bob) Johnson celebrated his 92nd birthday with a dinner Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lillie Corle. His three children were present. They are Mrs. Corle, Jerry A. Johnston of the Liberty community and Mrs. S.L. Trembath of Conway. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives were present. Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 4, 1871, near Camden, Tenn., and has lived in Arkansas more than 40 years.
25 years ago
Mayor David Kinley has proclaimed December as “John Shell Month” in Conway.
The Rev. Shell is pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Conway. His service at the church began when he and his family came to Conway in October 1958. He plans to retire Dec. 31.
10 years ago
Quentin Washispack, Charlsie Garland, Jeremy Crosmer and Rudy Dominguez have been chosen as representative Blueprint volunteers and will lead the Christmas parade on Saturday.
Washispack is a pastor who coaches soccer, softball, basketball and baseball as a time to spend more time with his family; Garland sold 400 tickets to the Dec. 6 Senior Citizen pancake breakfast. She doesn’t drive anymore, but she can walk to the center where she fills her days doing whatever is needed; Crosmer is a 16-year-old college student who has delivered meals for the Senior Citizen Center and performs with the Old-Time Fiddler’s Association when it plays for nursing homes in Conway; and Dominguez is a member of the Human Rights Committee and Volunteer Council at the Conway Human Development Center.