75 years ago
With $1,300 raised by popular subscription before noon today and prospects that the necessary $2,000 for an initial payment would be quickly secured, an order and $1,000 cash was telegraphed today to the manufacturers by sponsors of a new pipe organ valued at $18,000 for Ida Waldran Memorial Chapel of the Arkansas State Teachers College. The instrument, used for demonstration at the company’s factory, will be bought for approximately $8,000.
50 years ago
Bill Hendrickson, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hendrickson of Conway, plans to leave Saturday to enroll at Southwestern University in Memphis, Tenn.
Young Hendrickson received a scholastic-athletic scholarship valued at $1,350.
He expects to report for the Lynx football team next week.
He played both football and basketball with Conway High School, from which he graduated as an honor students last May. He is a quarterback.
25 years ago
Ed Brown, vice president of Odom’s Inc. of Conway, presented a $10,000 check to Terry Reynolds of Conway after she won a drawing at the business Sunday. Reynolds, a secretary at McDaniel Heating & Cooling, said she planned to use the money to help pay for a 1989 Pontiac Grand Am. Her daughter, Shauna Kaye, 8, drew Mrs. Reynolds’ name from the collection of about 15,000 entries.
10 years ago
Log Cabin sports columnist David McCollum dived into a Market Place Grill Chocolate Mess eating contest at a news conference for the Modern Woodmen of America/Hootens.com Kickoff Classic Week. McCollum is Greenbrier’s honorary media coach for the Panthers’ season opener against Beebe at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harding University. Vilonia will play Central Arkansas Christian on Monday in the Hooten’s game at 5 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.