75 years ago
Highway No. 65 between Conway and Wooster, closed nearly a week while it was covered with four or five feet of water for a stretch of about a mile through the Beaver Fork and East Cadron creek bottom, was in normal service today.
The high water had completely receded from the highway dump early today. The roadbed was not damaged to any great extent, it was reported.
50 years ago
Greenbrier used an early splurge in an overtime period in Cotton Plant, Ark., Saturday night to down Augusta, 20-18, and take the Class B Junior Boys State Championship.
Augusta played game control tactics and Greenbrier used a zone. The combination kept the scoring down for both teams.
Larry Roberts hit a layup for Greenbrier as the overtime period began. He was fouled and stepped to the free throw line. He missed his shot but Roy Bruce Vann grabbed the rebound and sank it and the four-point lead was more than Augusta could cope with.
Dwayne Nash of Greenbrier was selected as the outstanding player in the meet.
Members of the all-state team are Nash, Roberts, and Vann of Greenbrier.
25 years ago
Rachel Reese, a sophomore at Conway High School, was chosen recently as one of 12 Arkansas semifinalists in a student exchange program between the United States and West Germany.
Of the 12 semifinalists, four Arkansas students will be chosen to participate in the Congress-Budenstaf Youth Exchange Scholarship program in which American students travel to West Germany to live and study for a year.
The scholarship covers all expenses except entry visa fees, air fare to New York and spending money.
10 years ago
First State Bank president Randy Sims presented Kirt Bierbaum, executive director for the Faulkner County chapter of the American Red cross, a check for $2,000 for tornado relief efforts. Community members contributed $1,700 to a First State Bank relief fund after the December storms and the bank contributed $300.