75 years ago


Ben Loy Lipscomb, son of Mrs. Bertha Lipscomb, Conway, re-enlisted in the Navy at Little Rock Thursday and was transferred to the Naval receiving ship at Norfolk, Va., for temporary duty. He will later be assigned to the crew of the new 1,850-ton destroyer U.S.S. Sampson when the crew for that vessel is assembled. Lipscomb holds the rating of machinist’s mate, second class. He first enlisted in the Navy at Little Rock on Jan. 9, 1934. He was discharged on Jan. 7, 1938, from the destroyer U.S.S. Williamson at San Diego and has been visiting with his family since that time. He attended the Conway High School before enlisting in the Navy.

50 years ago


A small twister struck along Highway 64, nearly two miles east of Conway, early today and caused small damage.

A garage and storeroom was wrecked at the home of Mrs. G.A. Shock and a carport at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Beard was slightly damaged.

The wind struck at 4:50 a.m.

Mrs. Shock said she was awakened by the noise caused by the wreckage of her garage. The home was not damaged.

The garage was turned upside down while the storeroom portion of the building was splintered. The structure was about 18x20 feet in size.

Mrs. Beard said she and her husband and small daughter went to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Sowell, after they heard a rumbling noise. The Sowells live a short distance east of the Beard home.

25 years ago


Casey Orvin and Kalem Ison, both members of Cub Scout Pack 366 of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recently received the Arrow of Light, the highest Cub Scout award. The boys’ parents are Mr. and Mrs. Gere Orvin and Mr. and Mrs. Coy Ison, all of Conway.

10 years ago


The Conway Optimist Club recently honored Mount Vernon-Enola High School seniors Kortney Renee Bargiel, 17, and Jon Osborne, 18, as the February 2003 Optimist Teens of the Month.

The honorees were accompanied to a recent club luncheon by Sandra Bradberry, Mount Vernon-Enola High School senior counselor, and Steve and Sandy Bargiel of Vilonia, Bargiel’s parents.

Osborne is the son of Terry and Pam Pence of Conway. Upon graduation, he plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas and major in computer science.