Yesterdays Sept. 5

75 years ago


Miss Antionette Thessing of Conway was elected financial secretary-treasurer of the women’s auxiliary of the Catholic Union of America at its 21st annual convention in Fort Smith yesterday. Election of officers was the concluding feature of the two-day meeting.

50 years ago


The first baby girl born in Conway will be 90 years old tomorrow. She is Mrs. Minnie Merriman Heiligers, who lives in an apartment on Locust Avenue, which is located less than a block from the site of a school where she learned her ABC’s and which today is comfortably furnished with much of the furniture she started housekeeping as a bride more than 70 years ago.

25 years ago


Members of the cheerleading squad at the University of Central Arkansas performed during Labor Day activities at a celebration yesterday in downtown Conway. The event, sponsored by Main Street Conway and entitled “Back to School Downtown,” featured Conway coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and pep squads. The promotion is part of the economic development plan of the Main Street project, designed to support merchants who remain open for business on Labor Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.

10 years ago


Thirty-eight members of First State Bank’s Diamond Club recently visited Alaska for 12 days. The group flew to Anchorage a boarded a cruise ship heading for Skagway, Ketchikan and Juno, Alaska. The group viewed the Hubbard Glacier, Denali National Park and took the Tundra wilderness tour. Diamond Club sponsors from First State Bank for the Alaska trip are Judy Massingill and Debbie Shock.


Faulkner Sports Roundup: UCA baseball, softball and tennis, Guy and Mayflower basketball, CBC baseball

The University of Central Arkansas baseball team staged an amazing comeback Saturday, scoring six runs with two outs in the ninth on the way to a 10-9 victory over Evansville in 10 innings at Bear Stadium. Read more

Sugar Bears extend winning streak to 12 in a 83-39 rout

With Saturday’s 83-39 win over Houston Baptist University at the Farris Center, the UCA Sugar Bears extended their win streak to 12 games, which is a program record. Read more