75 years ago
Oscar Snow, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Q. Snow of the Centerville community in this county and student in the high school at that place, has been awarded second prize in the state contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary for the best essay on "What the Statue of Liberty Means to the American People," according to word received by Mrs. Mrs. B.T. Ingram of Conway, chairman of the contest for Faulkner County.
Young Snow placed first in the contest for this county and received an award about two months ago. He paper was later published in the Log Cabin Democrat. Mrs. Ingram said the local auxiliary will formally present him with a medal, which he has already received, at an early date.
50 years ago
Ellis Blevins, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Finus Blevins of Conway, left today to spend a year studying in England.
Young Blevins flew to New York and will board a boat Saturday for the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
He will go to New Castle, in northeastern England, to study at King’s College.
The Conway youth has spent the past two years at Tulane in New Orleans, La., studying physics under a National Merit Scholarship grant.
25 years ago
Staff Sgt. Charles E. Pittman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pittman of Conway, recently re-enlisted in the Air Force at Little rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville after more than 15 years of military service.
Pittman is a survival equipment supervisor with the 314th Field Maintenance Squadron.
10 years ago
Six Faulkner County students were among 38 students who received college scholarships from funds generated by the conservation license plates of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Along with academic requirements, recipients of the scholarships are studying in fields connected with conservation. Receiving scholarships were: Rebecca Baldwin, Erin Gueringer, Jamie Holmes, all of Conway, Christopher Patterson and Chung Odom, both of Greenbrier, and Mindi Brandy of Mayflower.