75 years ago
Among the 270 candidates for advanced degrees conferred by the University of Texas at its summer commencement Aug. 29 were Miss Lois Lucille Blackburn and George Langford Connell of Conway, both of whom received the master of arts. Miss Blackburn is a graduate of Hendrix College, Connell of Arkansas State Teachers College.
50 years ago
Sister Mary Rosita is the new principal at St. Joseph Catholic School. She formerly was superior and a teacher at Redemptorist High school in Baton Rouge, La. Other new faculty members at St. Joseph are Sister Mary Cordis, first grade; Sister Mary Harold, high school science; and Mrs. Mary Burns, sixth grade.
25 years ago
Kevin L. Miller, son of Don N. Miller of Rainier, Ore., and Dorthy Byrd on Conway, recently completed a six-week Air Force basic training course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
10 years ago
The Conway Lady Wampus Cats began the 2003 volleyball season in style, earning a measure of revenge against Jonesboro on Thursday in a triangular match at Wampus Cat Gym.
Conway swept the Lady Hurricane in three games, 25-16, 25-20, 25-20. The Lady Cats then dropped three straight games to Russellville, 26-24, 25-23, 25-12. Conway fell to Jonesboro in five grueling games in last year’s Class AAAA state final.
Against Jonesboro, Whitney Chancellor led the way for CHS with eight digs and nine kills. Elizabeth Nixon added eight digs, and Julie Mitchell finished with 30 assists. Whitney Moore contributed eight kills and Catherine Fowler seven.