Yesterdays Jan. 4

75 years ago

 

(1939)

Glen Ansley Heffington of Conway has enlisted in the United States Navy. He was assigned to duty on the U.S.S. Ellet, a new destroyer, now under construction at Kearney, N.J.

50 years ago

(1964)

Wendell Bryant, popular Faulkner County circuit clerk, will become president of the Conway Kiwanis Club Monday night. He’ll succeed Harold Edison. Bryant, together with other officers, will be installed. The club also will have its annual Ladies Night.

25 years ago

(1989)

One of the last remnants of a bygone era will slip from the downtown Conway scene in the next few months, when Simon’s grocery store closes its doors.

George and Fritz Simon, brothers and co-owners of the store at 814 Front St., will begin liquidating their stock tomorrow and expect the process to take two to three months.

The Simon brothers said the decision to close the 52-year-old store was not made on the spur of the moment, but had been discussed “for practically a year.”

They cited the difficulty of competing with the large supermarket chains and the immediate need for extensive remodeling as the primary reasons behind the decision to close the store.

10 years ago

(2004)

Three Conway students attending Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

Nancy Goodwin, Heather Heath and Nathan Howse have been selected to the 2003 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

 

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