75 years ago


The downtown district is expected to be illuminated with Christmas lights by the end of this week.

A municipal light plant crew went to work today placing the lights. The Young Business Men’s Association will purchase new bulbs.

50 years ago


The city of Conway has not received a reply to its offer to purchase the Missouri Pacific Railroad Co.’s depot in Conway, according to Mayor Walter Dunaway. The city’s offer was forwarded to St. Louis, Mo., several weeks ago. Dunaway didn’t reveal the amount of the offer. It has been suggested, should the city acquire the property, that it be converted into a city hall with space for a second fire station and possibly small jail facilities. The railroad has plans under way for a new freight depot on the west side of the tracks. The Conway station was built about 1912.

25 years ago


Marilyn and John Russell of Melbourne Beach, Fla., are parents of their first child, a daughter, Grace Elizabeth, born Thursday (Nov. 17, 1988) at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge, Fla. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Thelma and Neal Lazenby of Conway and Virginia Russell of Dover, Del.

10 years ago


Dr. William E. Herndon, son of Ed and Ilah Herndon of Mount Vernon, has accepted a staff cardiology position at the SouthPaws Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C.

Prior to being a 2000 honor graduate of the Mississippi State University Colege of Veterinary Medicine, Herndon received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude from the University of Central Arkansas in December 1996 with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. He was a salutatorian of Rose Bud High school in 1993.

Herndon is a grandson of the late James and Walsie Martin Cypert of Conway, formerly of Marshall (Searcy County).