75 years ago


Wives of the soil conservation service staff had their weekly party Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. DeWitt Huckaby on Independence Street, with Mrs. Christopher as co-hostess. Prizes were won by Mrs. Larson, Mrs. Fancher and Mrs. Irving.

50 years ago


The Rev. C.J. Wells was installed as worshipful master of Greenbrier Lodge No. 209, Free and Accepted Masons, in a ceremony Dec. 27.

Floyd Hooten of Conway was installing officers.

Other officers also installed included: Gene Wells, senior warden; W.D. (Joe) Hall, junior warden; Daniel Bruce, senior deacon; Bill P. Tyler, junior deacon; Roy Sims, secretary; Cecil Glenn, treasurer; Joe T. Robinson and A.A. Williams, masters of ceremonies; and Dalphie Graham, tyler.

25 years ago


The Guy-Perkins senior boys advanced to the finals of the Perryville High School Basketball Tournament last night with a 73-68 win over Wonderview.

10 years ago


A plume of black, acrid smoke that could be seen as far as 30 miles away billowed over the southern part of the city for several hours before the fire was brought under control in the middle of the afternoon at Detco Industries, Inc. plant in the industrial park on Tuesday.

Workers and residents were evacuated in about a one-mile stretch downwind of the plant in an area bordered by Bruce Street on the north, Industrial Boulevard to the south, Harkrider Street to the west and Interstate 40 to the east.