75 years ago


Mrs. James Dempsey accompanied 15 girls who had graduated from her beauty school to Little Rock Wednesday and Thursday and they took an examination before the state board of cosmetic therapy. A class of 23 is now enrolled to study for the January examination, Mrs. Dempsey said.

50 years ago


A forest fire in the Round Mountain area broke out anew today after it had been contained for a third time Monday night. The fire, burning since Sunday, has swept across more than 100 acres of timber and pasture land and has threatened several buildings. No buildings thus far have been damaged.

25 years ago


Calvin Ralls of Conway recently earned a national carpentry award from the Vocational-Industrial Clubs of America at a competition for state champion carpenters in Tulsa, Okla.

Ralls, 18, a recent graduate of Conway High School, earned the national carpentry title by crafting a portion of a miniature house with accuracy and precision within a 6 1/2-hour time limit.

10 years ago


Matthew W. Welcher and Jessica L. Benson, both of Conway, have accepted Presidential Scholarships to the University of Central Arkansas beginning in August.

Welcher plans to major in pre-medicine. A son of Karen and the late Jimmy Welcher, he is a graduate of St. Joseph High School.

Benson, a daughter of Rank and Judy Massingill, plans to major in Spanish. She is a graduate of Conway High School.