75 years ago
Last night brought to a close the first period in a Sunday school class contest of the men’s Bible class of the First Methodist Church, when 93 men gathered in the dining room of the church for a fish fry. Dick Steele was toastmaster. Addresses were made by the Rev. E.T. Wayland, presiding elder; Dr. J.C. Greene and Dr. C.C. Denney, former teachers of the class, and the pastor, the Rev. Sam B. Wiggins.
50 years ago
Cecil Bell today made formal announcement of his candidacy for sheriff and collector of Faulkner County.
Bell, 52, is a lifelong resident of Faulkner county. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Bell, a well known Faulkner County family. Bell is married to the former Bertha Tyler of Conway. They have four sons, Jerry and Jimmy, both of Conway, Sandy, 10, and Jon, 7, of the home.
25 years ago
Theresa Yancey of Conway was a postsecondary Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) first place winner in graphic arts in a recent state competition.
She was one of 30 students from Petit Jean Vocational-Technical School attending the competition, which was held in Little Rock, for various vocational student organizations.
Miss Yancey will represent Arkansas at the National VICA conference this summer.
10 years ago
Jeannie Partee has been named Outstanding Lady of the Year by Easter Dawn chapter No. 175, Order of Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliated Jurisdiction of Arkansas. Partee is involved in missions projects for the organization, including making a quilt that, through donations, raised funds for mission projects and help for the sick and shut-ins in the community.