75 years ago


Mrs. Dora Mitchell of Conway, formerly field supervisor of district No. 8 of the state department of public welfare, with headquarters at Arkadelphia and Camden, has been transferred to district No. 1, with headquarters at Fort Smith. Mrs. Mitchell was at her home here yesterday a short time, en route to Fort Smith.

50 years ago


Eighteen Conway High School Seniors will graduate with honors at commencement exercises tonight. The group was chosen on academic achievements during the last four years of their school work. The students are Bill Hendrickson, Bobby Morris, Charles Pruitt, Doug Rawn, Robbie Robinson, Jeff Shannon, Janice Clements, Brenda Davis, Mary Louise Doyle, Nancy Heizman, Becky Joyner, Sandra Hurst, Barbara McKinney, Mary Louise Powell, Ann Purtle, Katherine Southland, Lynn Thompson and Ann Woodruff.

25 years ago


Forrest W. Payne, a son of Forrest and Carolyn Payne of Conway and a student at Carl Stuart Middle School, will be honored for his academic achievements at a statewide ceremony on Sunday, June 11, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

The recognition ceremony is sponsored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program to salute the seventh-graders from Arkansas who qualified in TIP’s ninth annual Talent Search.

10 years ago


Silas D. Snow, considered by many to be "the architect of the modern UCA," died Monday in Little Rock following a brief illness. He was 94.

Snow became president of Arkansas State Teachers College in 1953 and guided the school as it grew to become the State College of Arkansas in 1967 and the University of Central Arkansas in 1975, the year he retired. The Silas D. Snow Fine Arts Center on the campus carries his name.