100 years ago (1916)
Fifty-one students were matriculated this morning at the opening of the third term of the present session at the Arkansas State Normal School, establishing a new record of enrollment at that institution. The highest previous mark for an entire winter session was 320 in 1914-15. This number was exceed by exactly 50 today, with one-third of the session remaining. Quite a number of other students are expected during the next few days, and there will be occasional entries until near the close of the school. At the beginning of the present session, President J.J. Doyne predicted an enrollment of 350 for the session. This number has already been exceeded by 20, and the indications now are that the 400 mark will be reached.
75 years ago (1941)
Four Faulkner County area men enlisted in the Army. They were Glenn Sublett of Enola, Roy Virgil Thomason of Damascus and Warren Harding Terry and James Herrod Webb, both of Conway.
"Gone With the Wind" was showing at the Conway Theatre, and at the Grand Theatre. Tex Ritter was starring in "The Golden Trail." Admission was 40 cents for adults and 25 cents for children, tax included.
Enola and Conway students took five of the six first-place individual awards in Future Farmers of America judging contests held at the Arkansas State Teachers College farm. Winning for Enola were John Ingram, Anthony Shock and G.C. Henry, and for Conway Carlton Maddox and Wilburn Carter.
50 years ago (1966)
U.S. Sen. John L. McClellan, 70, announced that he would be a candidate for re-election to a fifth term in Congress.
Arthur S. Aist Jr. of Little Rock, a native of Vilonia, was appointed wire chief in Conway for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. he succeeded John Edd Carlon, who was transferred to Little Rock.
The Conway Wampus Cats were gearing up for the new track and field season. The outlook was promising. Although half-miler Sid Smith was the only returning veteran, a group of promising sophomores and juniors had coach Dennis Fulmer optimistic. Expected to play important roles on the team were Frank Cooper, Chuck Jackson and David Anthony.
25 years ago (1991)
April Day was crowned Miss Greenbrier at the Greenbrier Pageant held at the school. Hope Smithson was first runner up and Ashley Pitts was second runner up.
Wyatt Church Simpson achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. For his scout project, Simpson painted all the playground equipment at Laurel Park.