75 years ago
An earthquake, a phenomenon rare in this region, was distinctly felt by hundreds of citizens in Conway last night at 9:30. For about a half-minute there was a swaying movement that frightened scores of people and caused many of them to run out of their houses, but no damage was reported. The tremor was felt more distinctly in upper floors than on ground floors.
Press reports today indicate the quake covered a wide area, being felt virtually throughout Arkansas as well as at points in Oklahoma, Missouri and Tennessee.
The center of the quake was 200 miles in a southernly direction from St. Louis, or below Jonesboro, Ark.
50 years ago
Rose Marie Rulofson of Conway leaves Sunday by plane for Stanford University’s European campuses in Tours, France, and Florence, Italy.
Miss Rulofson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.V. Rulofson, will study in Italy.
She will spend six months in Europe as part of their academic work.
25 years ago
Floyd Pryor of Conway scraped the framework of the front door at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church yesterday in preparation for a coat of fresh paint. The rev. James R. McLean Jr., vicar of the church, said the painting is part of a general remodeling effort that will include a new roof and new front doors.
10 years ago
Conway’s Canon Chandler recovered a fumble to snuff out an ensuing drive by Navarro College and tie the score in the first quarter for Ranger College on its way to a 40-37 win on Saturday.
Chandler has been chosen one of four captains for the Ranger College football team.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound sophomore defensive end, was voted by his teammates a defensive captain.