75 years ago
Mayor B.G. Wilson said today he has purchased materials and would begin work immediately on the repair of five-eighths of a mile of paving on Oak Street from Court Street east to the city limits, it being a section of U.S. Highway 64. This section is in poor condition, numerous holes having worn in the surface. Its repair was delayed for several weeks while Mayor Wilson was endeavoring to set up a WPA project for the work, but he was unable to secure approval for it and the job will be done entirely at the city’s expense, he said.
50 years ago
Three Conway girls were graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing at Little Rock last Wednesday and another received a diploma from the School of Radiological Technology.
Receiving diplomas from the School of Nursing were Patricia Freyaldenhoven, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Freyaldenhoven; DaRae Colquitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Colquitt; and Beth Enderlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Enderlin.
Betty Frances Houston was graduated from the School of Radiological Technology.
25 years ago
Kirby Mize, 5, got a hug from his brother, Cory, 2, after Cory presented his big brother a trophy recently lauding him for heroism. According to their mother, Sherri Mize of Vilonia, the children and Mrs. Mize were swimming recently at a friend’s pool in Vilonia. Mrs. Mize and Cory got out of the pool and removed Cory’s “floaties.” Apparently without Mrs. Mize noticing, Cory walked to the edge of the pool to watch a spray of water and fell in head-first. Kirby, who saw the incident, went to his brother’s aid and pulled him to safety. Cory was a bit shaken up but uninjured. Kirby knew Cory didn’t know how to swim. The boy’s father, Bill Mize, said the trophy presentation was to let Kirby know that he had done a special thing in aiding his brother.
10 years ago
For his public service and community involvement, Joe B. Havens, a native of Greenbrier, recently received the president’s award from his alma mater, Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.
He is the administrator of Shadescrest Health Care Center in Jasper, Ala.
After serving with distinction as a senior chief hospital corpsman in the Navy from 1949 to 1970, he earned associate and bachelor’s degrees from Excelsior College. He is now pursuing a master’s degree in public administration.