75 years ago
The $80,000 government levee and lock in district No. 1 of Faulkner County, on which work was begun early this summer, is rapidly nearing completion and barring adverse weather conditions will be finished by Oct. 15, it was said today.
The new levee, built for the second time by the government since the original dyke was constructed by the landowners some 30 years ago, is designed to hold back a river stage about three feet above the record highwater mark of 1927, which destroyed most of the original levee and inundated thousands of acres of fertile lands.
50 years ago
Lynne Carol Gleason, the reigning Miss Conway of Dardanelle, and a sophomore at Hendrix College, installed an “Arkansas Home of Miss America” tag on a new Chevrolet to help kick off sale of the tags by the Conway Lions Club. The tags are being sold by Lions clubs throughout Arkansas to help their major project, the Southwest Rehabilitation Center for the Blind at Little Rock, and to advertise the reign of Donna Axum of El Dorado as Miss America 1964. Howard Canten of the Conway Lions said that 30,000 of the tags had been ordered by the state Lions organization. The tags were manufactured by the Metal Stamping Co., in Conway. They sell for $1 each.
25 years ago
Stephen L. Chouinard, a son of Joseph and Anita Chouinard of Greenbrier, recently enlisted in the Air Force’s delayed enlistment program.
Chouinard, who plans to graduate from Greenbrier High School in 1989, is scheduled to report for Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, on July 13, 1989.
10 years ago
Rusty Hartwick and Ashley McElroy both claimed medalist honors for Greenbrier as the Panthers and Lady Panthers won a match on Monday at the Persimmon Ridge Golf.
Hartwick’s 38 helped Greenbrier shoot a 165. Clinton was second at 184 followed by Vilonia three strokes behind the Yellowjackets.
For the Lady Panthers, McElroy’s 40 helped GHS shoot a 147 followed by Vilonia’s 211.