75 years ago
A bantam hen which has acquired the artistic habit of adorning her eggs each with a script letter is the proud possession of Mrs. F.L. Patrick of the Holland community. Mrs. Patrick brought two of the eggs to the Log Cabin Democrat office today. At the smaller end of each a raised “letter” of the same material as the shell was attached, one having the appearance of a capital “I” and the other a “C.” Mrs. Patrick said the hen had laid six such eggs, each with a different letter.
50 years ago
Laura Ann Robins, 8, was granted a year-long wish Wednesday and it caused a storm of excitement at Sallie Cone Elementary School where she’s a second grader. Laura had pleaded all year with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Robins III, to ride her pony, Betsy, to school. The excitement it caused among the Sallie Cone students was excelled only by the day that the little lamb whose fleece was white as snow followed Mary to school.
25 years ago
Yesterday, Mr. and Mrs. George Simon and Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Simon were given a farewell ceremony, “Simons’ Saturday,” honoring their 52 years in the grocery business in downtown Conway. Following a Mass held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Simons rode in a motorcade of about a dozen antique vehicles to the former Simon’s Grocery parking south of City Hall, where a crowd of about 100 had gathered for the ceremony. The grocery formerly occupied the building at 814 Front St.
10 years ago
Kristen Hendricks, a 2004 graduate of Conway High School, has received a National Honor Society scholarship sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NSAAP) worth $1,000.
This fall, Kristen plans to attend Vanderbilt University to study economics and European studies.
She is a daughter of Dan and Marilynn Nabholz of Conway and Bill Hendricks of Little Rock.