100 years ago


Alice Purifoy, a 10-year-old pupil at the Conway public school swallowed a pin this morning, causing her considerable suffering. Superintendent J. P. Womack took her to the office of a physician, who gave her relief, but the pin was not removed. The physician stated it would probably not give the girl any further trouble.

75 years ago


Dr. Lyle L. Hassell, director of the Faulkner county health department, was in Little Rock today conferring with state health department chemists in regard to examinations of specimens of food eaten by eight member of the Dan Rooney family of Guy Sunday night and Monday morning, which resulted in poisoning of all eight persons. Four of the family became ill Sunday night and the other four the following morning. All are reported recovering. Sheriff Charles R. Steed reported this afternoon the incident had not been reported to him officially.

50 years ago


Three Hendrix College professors have been selected by the Arkansas Academy of Science as visiting scientist in the 1966-67 Visiting Scientist Program. They are Dr. Joe G. Robbins, professor of physics; Dr. Robert W. Shideler, professor of chemistry, and Dr. John E. Stuckey, professor of chemistry. This is the seventh annual year for the program held by the Academy and sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

25 years ago


When Tom Hough says the Boys Club "made a difference" in his life, he means it. Hough, 41, is the new executive director of the Conway Boys and Girls Club. He brings to the job a wealth of experience and commitment. He’s not just some stuffed shirt preaching to young people – he’s been there. The fifth of six children, Hough started going to the Boys Club in Springfield, Mo., when he was 11. He was working – running a few games and concessions – by the time he was 13. He was named "Boy of the Year" by the Springfield Boys Club in 1965 when he was in high school, and he even got a four-year college scholarship from the club. But he joined the Navy instead of going to college.

10 years ago


Pictured Peggy Sturgis laughs in appreciation and surprise after getting a bouquet of roses for producing and directing "Wee-Haw," a comedic takeoff of the old TV show "Hee-Haw," at the Senior Citizens Center Friday.