75 years ago
Dr. D.D. McBrien, head of the Arkansas State Teachers College history department, will teach at the University of Arkansas this summer. He will begin his work June 7. For the past 24 years Dr. McBrien has been on the faculty of the Teachers College. He received his A.B. degree from the University of Nebraska, M.A. from Columbia University, Ph.D from George Washington University.
50 years ago
Richard Pence, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Pence of Conway and a pre-law student at the University of Arkansas, was initiated into Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity Sunday.
Young Pence is in the college of business and majoring in accounting. He is a member of the Pre-Law Club and is alumni secretary for the chapter.
He graduated from Conway High School in 1961 and attended Arkansas State Teachers College one year.
25 years ago
Arkansas Power & Light Co. Conway District employees attended an informal gathering after being recently honored with the 1987 President’s Safety Award for having logged almost 1 million man hour without a lost-time injury, since Jan. 21, 1980. The current total of hours without a lost-time injury is around 956,000 and company officials hope to hit the 1 million mark by early June. The district’s 61 employees received the safety award, presented by AP&L President Jerry Maulden and accepted on behalf of the employees by District Manager Freed Duncan at the company’s annual management conference in February at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
10 years ago
Greenbrier High School’s Scooter Akin signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Kellogg Community College of Battle Creek, Mich., while his mother Suzie and father Raymond watched. Also present were Greenbrier baseball coaches Phillip Golden, Terry May and Jeff Hart.