75 years ago

(1938)

Approximately one million and three hundred thousand black locust trees were received at Conway today to be re-planted in soil conservation areas in the Conway, Harrison, Waldron and Bentonville projects.

Conway was made the distributing point for trees to be sent all projects, it was said. They will be planted within the next two or three weeks.

The young trees came from an SCS nursery at Jackson, Tenn.

50 years ago

(1963)

The Conway Jaguars breezed by the Conway Hornets, 87-57, last night in a March of Dimes benefit game at Menifee.

Henry Garner scored 38 points for the Jaguars and teammate Robert Holmes scored 31. Ronnie Roach was high for the Hornets with 13, followed by David Ward and Jim Sanders with 11 each.

25 years ago

(1988)

Ricky Quattlebaum, a seventh grader at St. Joseph School, will participate in the 1988 Talent Identification Program developed by Duke University of Durham, N.C.

The program identifies academically gifted or talented students in the seventh grade on the basis of the student’s performance on a standardized test administered in the sixth grade.

10 years ago

(2003)

Dr. Rick Scott has been named the new director of the Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas.

After a six-month national search was undertaken with nearly 30 applicants, Scott was selected to succeed Dr. Norbert Schedler, founder of the UCA Honors College.