Yesterdays Sept. 1

75 years ago



Mr. and Mrs. Theo Thessing last evening entertained a number of their family, including the employees of the Thessing grocery, with a picnic and supper on their farm at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Nabholz, about three miles east of Conway.

A large table was placed on the lawn and a bountiful supper was served, after which games and conversation were enjoyed.

50 years ago


August may be replacing June as the month for brides. At least it did this year in Faulkner County.

County Clerk O.P. (Jack) Ward said today he issued 46 marriage licenses during August, a record for this particular month.

There were 31 in august last year and 36 in 1962.

Ward said his only explanation was “it’s leap year.”

25 years ago


Jim Bob Baker of Conway has been named minister of University Church of Christ, Bruce Street and Donaghey Avenue, replacing J. Harold Thomas, who remains an elder of the church and was named minister emeritus.

His wife is the former Matilda Priest. They have three children, Mollee, Caleb and Laurie, and are expecting twins in October.

10 years ago


The Conway Blue 9th-grade volleyball team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 25-15, 25-13 victory over Mount St. Mary.

Gretchen Wahl paced Conway Blue with 10 assists and two aces.



Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:19

McCollum’s Column: Happiness on a bad hair day

Other than the University of Central Arkansas defense holding Abilene Christian to 25 net rushing yards Saturday, the toughest, stoutest job at Estes Stadium on Saturday was done by a hardy group of band members trying to hold together the large American flag during the national anthem in a swirling, 21 mph win, with gusts nearby about 50.

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Sat, 11/18/2017 - 17:52

Conway hopes to change first day of 2018 school year; waiver request in works

The Conway Board of Education approved a request to send a waiver to state officials regarding the first day of the 2018 school year during its regular meeting Nov. 14.

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Sat, 11/18/2017 - 17:30

Sports roundup: UCA volleyball and Hendrix basketball

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The University of Central Arkansas volleyball team reached Sunday’s Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament championship with a 3-2 (25-19, 25-20, 24-26, 20-25, 15-9) win Saturday over No. 3 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

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