100 years ago
According to the annual report of W. C. Lassetter, acting director of the Extension Division, 100,000 hogs were treated for cholera by the county agricultural agents in Arkansas during 1916.
75 years ago
The Cub coupe training plane in which an instructor and a student from the Kenneth Starnes flying school of Conway fell yesterday at the Brinkley airport was returned by truck here for repairs today. Lawrence Mills of Conway, 21, instructor, suffered a laceration on the cheek and Wardroney Meador, 20, of Dumas, Hendrix College student, escaped injury in the crash. Meador is a CAA student at the Starnes School.
50 years ago
Cold and turbulent air swept into Arkansas early today, demolishing the summer-like weather of the past week as it flowed over the state. The turbulence stirred up some excitement in White County when several State Troopers were dispatched to the Rosebud area to check out reports of damage to a Titan II missile site. It turned out that the damage from wind guests estimated at up to 50 miles per hour consisted of a demolished guard shack at the missile site. No one was injured.
25 years ago
Melinda Reynolds of Greenbrier has announced she plans to seek the office of Faulkner County Clerk in the Tuesday, May 26, Democratic preferential primary. Mrs. Reynolds, 34, joined the clerk’s office staff in 1980 as deputy county clerk and has served the past 3 ½ years as chief deputy county clerk. She has been certified by the Association of Arkansas Clerk’s Continuing Education Program. She also is currently serving as quorum court secretary and has held that position for the past four years.
10 years ago
One-hundred years and counting. A reported 2,300 people – made up mostly of students, along with administration members, faculty, alumni and members of the community – all gathered at Estes Stadium on Thursday night to kick off the University of Central Arkansas’ centennial celebration. The student-oriented event was the first of many scheduled events throughout the year. “This is an extraordinary night for UCA,” said UCA president Lu Hardin. Fireworks light up the sky over Estes Stadium as part of UCA’s 100th anniversary celebration.