75 years ago
The feed mill equipment, formerly a part of the Conway Cotton Oil Company’s plant on Mill Street, has been sold by its owner, Alfred G. Kahn of Little Rock, for removal to Carlisle, it was learned today. The machinery was installed a few years before the oil mill suspended operation, at a cost of about $20,000. The oil crushing equipment was sold about two years ago and was shipped from here to Paraguay, South America.
50 years ago
Three fewer marriage licenses were issued in 1962 than in 1961, records in County Clerk O.P. (Jack) Ward’s office show.
Last year 306 licenses were issued as compared to 309 in 1961.
August led in number of licenses issued with 38. February was low with 12.
25 years ago
Hope Howell, 16, of Vilonia was crowned Miss America’s Christmas Doll at a recent pageant in North Little Rock.
Miss Howell, a daughter of Bobby and Laura Howell, won a crown, banner, trophy, diamond dust earrings and necklace and a gold watch. She also was named overall most beautiful in the 9 to 18 age group, for which she received a crown, trophy and white fur coat, and won best model and best dressed.
Miss Howell is a granddaughter of Imogene Howell of Austin and the late Doyle Howell and the late Mr. and Mrs. Goley Atkinson Sr. of Vilonia.
10 years ago
Dr. Clifford S. Snyder of Conway, Southeast regional director of the Potash & Phosphate Institute (PPI), was recognized as a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy at the recent annual meeting of the organization in Indianapolis.
The society has been electing members to the honor of fellow since 1924. Only 0.3 percent of the active and emeritus members may be elected to fellowship.
Snyder joined the PPI staff in 1995 as Midsouth director. In 2002, he became Southeast director and now has responsibility for the institute’s agronomic research and education programs in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina, as well as the bootheel of Missouri.