75 years ago


The Covington Roofing Company received notice yesterday to start work on the roofing and sheet metal work in the new forestry building at Russellville on Feb. 1.

50 years ago


Lt. and Mrs. Felix A. Balmaz were married Dec. 21 in Immaculate Conception Chapel in Elmhurst, Ill. The bride is the former Leslie Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Clarence Brown of Elmhurst. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Charles Balmaz of Conway. Lt. and Mrs. Balmaz are living in Arlington, Va., where he is attending an Army school.

25 years ago


Scott Montgomery of Conway has been awarded the Citizen of the Year award by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

The award was given for dedication to the efforts to preserve the right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution, according to committee officials.

10 years ago


Five generations of the first-born son in the Smith family recently converged. Lionel Smith held his great-great-grandson, Joseph Trevor Smith. Others members present were L.A. Smith, Lionel Smith’s son; Hershal Smith, Lionel’s grandson; and Jacob Smith, Lionel’s great-grandson.