Yesterdays: 12/05/17

December 5

 

(2007)

Conway High West principal Rodney Matheney was pictured speaking at the dedication ceremony of the school’s new gymnasium.

The Old Conway Preservation Society made a self-guided tour booklet, “Art in Architecture: Historic Homes of Conway,” available for purchase. Two Conway natives, Nancy Breeden Mitchell and Vivian Hogue collaborated on the booklet.

Chris Hansen of NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” spoke to students at Greenbrier High School on the fifth anniversary of the kidnapping and murder of their friend and classmate Kacey Woody.

Terry Sinclair was pictured with his granddaughter Heather Young at the Conway Regional Medical Center’s Tribute Tree.

(1992)

Charles Attebery, president of Central Baptist College, was elected president of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. Other members of the 1993 executive committee were John Hawks, first vice-president; Milton Davis, second vice-president; Richie Arnold, treasurer; Bill Farris, Jr., immediate past president; and Lloyd Westbrook, executive vice president. Ann Leffert, Ray Simon, Fletcher Smith III and Mark Wilcox were elected to three-year terms on the board of directors.

Mailboxes, Etc. moved to the Village Center from its previous location in the Conway Towne Center. The business offered stamps, metered mail, USP packing and shipping, etc.

(1967)

The Conway Jaycees sponsored a country music show to raise funds for the Conway Day School and the CHS Band’s trip to perform in the Cotton Bowl Parade. Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs along with the Foggy Mountain Boys performed at Ida Waldron Auditorium at SCA.

The Jaycees also sold county stickers to be placed on the new automobile license plates. The stickers spelled “Faulkner” in red letters and were 50 cents.

The Conway Development Corporation purchased 20 acres from Mr. and Mrs. Horace Rappold and Mrs. and Mrs. Stanley Russ on the west side of the railroad.

(1942)

The Hendrix Choristers, 75 strong, presented Handel’s “Messiah” at the First Methodist Church, observing the 200th anniversary of the music. A string orchestra, organ and piano, accompanied them. Forty voices from Central College women’s chorus augmented the chorus in the finale, “The Hallelujah Chorus.”

The CHS Peppers Club and PTA entertained the 1942 Wampus Cats football squad, their dates and guests at the annual football banquet at the First Baptist Church annex. The banquet room was decorated with the school colors. The favors were photographs of the whole squad. The entire group attended a show at the Conway Theatre.

(1917)

The pie supper at the Commercial Club rooms netted the Red Cross $34.60, according to Mrs. Joe Loeb, who directed the affair. The gross receipts were exactly $35, and the expenses were 40 cents, which paid for one pound of coffee. All the pies were donated by the ladies of Conway.

 

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