Yesterdays: 11/05/17

November 5

 

(2007)

Midstate Medical Supply purchased the 66,850-square-foot building at 800 Exchange Avenue where Midstate Medical Supply and DeSoto Drilling had offices. Nabholz originally built the building in 1986 and had sold the building to Cooper Realty Investments.

Bobby French and Jason Covington were adding loft apartments, a restaurant and retail space to three buildings on Front Street. Two of the buildings had been covered in corrugated metal on the upper stories.

Brooke Mayor and Corey Breeding, both seniors at St. Joseph High School, were chosen as the Conway Optimist Clubs’ Students of the Month.

(1992)

After 19 years in business, the Conway Piggly Wiggly in the North Plaza Shopping Center closed its doors.

Nabholz Construction was the low bidder for a 70,000 square-foot, three-story addition to the College of Science and Engineering at UALR.

Work on the new Irby Hall at UCA was on schedule for a July 1993 completion. On the site of the former one-story Irby Hall built in 1949, the new 75,000-square-foot building would have about 80 offices and 25 classrooms. James H. Cone Construction of Little Rock had the contract for the $6 million project. Eddie Burnett of Conway was construction supervisor.

(1967)

“The Sound of Music,” winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture, was held over for a second week at the Conway Theatre.

John Wayne and Robert Mitchum were starring in “El Dorado” at the 65 Drive-In Theatre.

Arkansas Power & Light hosted an open house at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cummins on the Swimming Pool Road (Tyler). The home was built by Lionel Smith and was totally electric. It had an electric dishwasher, a flameless heat pump for year-round heating and cooling, and an electric quick-recovery water heater.

(1942)

Sam R. Adkisson was named foreman of the grand jury composed of G.L Bahner, Robert Troutman, Clarence Day, M.E. Dow, Joe Enderlin, L.G. Trimble, L.F. Burnett, F.M. Bollen, Vernon Harrod, Arthur Bell, C.P. Moix, J.O. Cantrell, Dr. C.J. Greene, C.R. Hargett and A.F. Halsey.

T.H. Adcock sold his 200-acre farm, known as the Ethridge place, three miles south of Conway on Highway 65, to Willie Seiter of Scranton, Arkansas, a brother of Charles Seiter, who would move here. Consideration was $7,250. Adcock’s son would soon be in the army and he was unable to find help to operate the farm.

(1917)

Wellington Robbins, bookkeeper for S.G. Smith, was confined to his bed on account of illness.

Eugene “Swede” McCormick, former football star at Hendrix College, arrived for a short visit to friends in this city. He was engaged in the lumber business in Des Arc.

 

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