75 years ago
C.D. Calhoun, con of C.C. Calhoun, head of the Arkansas State Teachers College business department, was recently transferred from his position as district forester at Ashdown to the Conway area, with the forestry office being maintained on the Teachers College campus.
Mr. Calhoun made quite a record in the work at Ashdown, beginning with its organization in April 1935. Mr. Calhoun served as a scoutmaster and taught a forestry class at the Ashdown CCC camp.
Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun and their son, Carroll Junior, are occupying the house on Simms Street, formerly occupied by Lt. Hal Fraser and family.
50 years ago
R.E.L. Flowers, who makes his home with his daughter, Mrs. W.R. Stapleton, and Mr. Stapleton, observed his 98th birthday today.
Mr. Flowers is a retired school teacher and lived for many years in the Quitman area.
25 years ago
First Christian Church in Conway will dedicate its new Howard/Baldwin classical electronic console organ at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The organ will be dedicated in memory of Miss Grace Vineyard, who was a longtime member of the congregation. An organ recital will be presented by Ronald E. Ballard, director of music at First Christian Church in Little Rock.
The church is located at Watkins and Christian streets. Neal Buffaloe is minister.
10 years ago
Louise Furst of Conway has been named the Arkansas Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers. She will be honored at a drop-in reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Advent Lutheran Church, 900 Farris Rd.
Furst was selected in November as the NASW North Central branch winner and then went on to be selected as the statewide winner. Among other recipients of the honor are Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dr. Stuart Fitzhugh, former U.S. Sen. David Pryor, U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder, Phyllis Goodin, Nancy DuVall and last year’s winner, Keith Jackson.