By FRANCISCA JONES
LOG CABIN STAFF WRITER
100 years ago (1916)
One hundred and six applicants for teacher’s licenses are being examined at the courthouse today, the number being an unusually large one. Among the number are several students of the State Normal and other educational institutions of this city. They are being conducted by Prof. W.N. Jones, in the absence of County Examiner J.M.C. Vaughter, who is making the canvass of the county in the race for county clerk.
75 years ago (1941)
Mrs. W.D. Cole Jr. left Conway for Washington, D.C. to attend the wedding of her daughter, Nelle East Cole, and Warren Brooks Fleck.
Warren B. Woodson, the highly successful coach at Arkansas State Teachers College, resigned to accept a position as athletic director and head football and basketball coach at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Woodson’s football record while at ASTC was 41-7-3.
It was reported that Alton "Shep" Biggs of Greenbrier, who had seen considerable service in the Class A and Class B baseball leagues, might be signed by the Little Rock Travelers of the Southern Association. Biggs was a property of the Augusta club of the South Atlantic League.
50 years ago (1966)
Four Conway High School students were awarded first-division ratings in the Region III music festival held at the Little Rock Hall High School. They were Catherine Henze, Bonnie Buffaloe, Cynthia Hukill and Julie Isom.
Dr. Neal Buffaloe, pastor of College Church of Christ, announced that construction would begin within two weeks on a new $100,000 educational building. The church was located at Bruce Street and Donaghey Avenue.
25 years ago (1991)
The JMT Posse, a rap group, won first place in a talent contest held at the University of Central Arkansas. Members of the group were Joe Johnson Jr., Marcellis McFarlin and Trent Richardson. Kyle Cleveland played the drums. For the talent show, the group performed an anti-drug rap, "Reaching Out and Helping Somebody."
Joseph "Jody" Reedy of Conway, formerly of Enola, celebrated his 100th birthday at a reception at the Enola Municipal Building.
10 years ago (2006)
Carl Stuart Middle School students recently earned awards at Central Arkansas Regional Science Fair at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Gifted and talented students from Carl Stuart Middle School accompanied by their adult sponsor and their parents entered 16 projects. Students were assigned to work independently on a scientific study through their GT science class in which they researched a topic, conducted a science experiment using the scientific method, and presented their results. The students competed against 215 students from across central Arkansas. The following students earned awards for their achievements: Stephanie McCoy and Amy Anderson - second place teams; Anna Bagwell and Annie Corbitt - third place teams; Holly Vetsch, Carly Shelby, Mary Catherine Leath - honorable mention for teams; Shelby Nipper - honorable mention for environmental science. Other students from Carl Stuart who qualified for the regional science fair include Jeff McNabb, Devika Metha, Doug Roisen, Nathan Bassetto, Beth Dykes, Trevor Ferguson, Zeb Schichtl, Hayley Smith, Kesler Roberts, Jonathan Sketas, Adam Osmon, Brian Lewis, Adam Ford, Sam Codemo, Bryan Urban and Nicholas Frederickson.