100 years ago
Work will begin next week on a new Baptist church building at Mayflower, according to Rev. E. F. Simmons, the pastor, and Mesdames Annie Crowder and J.A. Summers, who are in Conway today soliciting funds for the building. They stated that about $300 had already been collected.
Plans for a lake to cover 23,000 acres of ground between Heber Springs and Choctaw, in Cleburne and Van Buren counties, are being made by Guy Watkins of the Dickinson-Watkins Engineering Co. The large 150-foot dam to be put on the Red River has already been announced and this work will cost about $2 million, according to estimates.
75 years ago
Construction work will begin Thursday on a new $15,000 vocational building for Conway High School, Supt. B. A. Short announced today. The board authorized the work at a meeting last night. The building, to be located just west of the high school building, will contain six rooms for wood work, metal work, vocational agriculture, music, band and glee club rehearsals and recreational activities.
50 years ago
Dr. John W. Sneed Jr., Conway ophthalmologist, has closed his office and is moving with his family to a 188-acre cattle farm near Gassville, in northern Arkansas. Dr. Sneed will re-open his practice at a clinic in Mountain Home, a neighboring town. A resident of Conway since 1946, Dr. Sneed is a former general practitioner of medicine. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Arkansas State Teachers College and also is vice president of the Board of Education of the Conway School District.
25 years ago
The Conway Noon Optimist Club recently selected Conway High School students Sarah A. Patterson and Jerry McCray as the September Teens of the Month. Miss Patterson, daughter of Raymond E. and Shirley Patterson, is a senior at Conway High School. She is a member of the French Honor Society, Science Club, Amnesty International and American Field Service, as well as being a member of the Conway High School Band. Mr. McCray, son of Jerry and Barbara McCray, is a senior at Conway High School. He is a member of Future Business Leaders of America and Beta Club, and he participated in the Conway athletics program as a member of the football and track teams.
10 years ago
Freedom took center stage at the Greenbrier School District this past week. Celebrate Freedom Week, a national holiday mandated by the state department of education, was the focus, Crystal Gordon, art teacher at Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School, said. "Celebrate Freedom is a weeklong look at what sacrifices were made for our country’s freedom," Leah Roberts, fifth-grade teacher at Greenbrier Middle School, said.