75 years ago  

(1936)  

A large canning unit with sufficient equipment to can enormous amounts of food this summer will be established at Conway at an early date, Mrs. Wellington Robbins announced today. Mrs. Robbins requested that all women who are interested in canning for others or on a toll basis meet in the old post office building on Spencer Street next Friday at 3 p.m. Mrs. Dora Stubblefield, county home demonstration agent, will organize a home demonstration club at the same time if sufficient interest is shown, Mrs. Robbins said.

 

50 years ago 

(1961)

Pranksters, probably some high school seniors judging from their work, painted "Seniors ‘61" on two sides of the new city water tank at the Conway Corp. lot. 

The painting was presumably done last night.

The letters are large enough to be seen from some distance.   

    

25 years ago

(1986)

Cynthia Ann Massery of Conway recently graduated with honors from Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia.  

  

10 years ago 

(2001)

Lerinezo Robinson added one more milestone Thursday to what has been a tremendous high school athletic career. 

The freshly-graduated Mayflower standout finally cleared a height in the pole vault at the state high school decathlon, helping Robinson to a fourth-place finish in the field of 45 athletes.

Robinson finished the two-day event with 7,017 points. 

Robinson was second after the first day of competition. Robinson finished eighth in the decathlon as a sophomore but bypassed the pole vault. He failed to clear the opening height in the event last year en route to a 10th-place finish.