75 years ago


Cecil Lane, well known Conway barber, fisherman and hunter, found something in his hen house one afternoon this week he wasn’t looking for, he reported today.

After hearing a hen make a "fuss" for nearly an hour, Mr. Lane decided to investigate.

He went to the nest where the hen was sitting and found her battling three large chicken snakes. Mr. Lane took the side of the hen and killed all three snakes. The hen returned to her nest with a badly battered neck, but none of the eggs were broken.

The snakes were measured and weighed. One measured six feet, four inches long another was five feet and one inch long and the third five feet. Their total weight was 27 pounds.

50 years ago


Ervin L. Jessup Jr. of Conway received a Bachelor of Science in general engineering degree from the University of Oklahoma at this week’s commencement in Norman. The convocation was held Sunday.

The Oklahoma class had 60 doctorates and 380 master’s degrees conferred.

25 years ago


Kathleen E. (Kip) Mourot, a 1989 graduate of St. Joseph High School, will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Shelter Insurance Foundation, sponsored and partially financed by Conway Shelter agent Fred L. Tate.

10 years ago


New students of the Konway Kickers Clogging Team, Chris Bowman, Jennifer Green, Sharon Gamble, Madison Bowman, Mallory Green and Bailey Bowman, graduated on April 26.