75 years ago
M.V. Powell, general manager of the Corn Products Refining Company in San Paulo, Brazil, who is in the United States on a four-month vacation, was in Conway Sunday visiting F.C. Kyte, resident engineer for the Arkansas Highway Department on the Gleason overpass project.
Mr. Powell and Mr. Kyte were division engineers on the Maderia-Mamore railway in Brazil from 1910 to 1912. Mr. Kyte left Poto Velho, Brazil, in December 1912, and he had not seen Mr. Powell since that time until yesterday. Mr. Powell continued today to Kansas City.
50 years ago
Randy Ray, 17, tonight will become an Eagle Scout in a ceremony at the First Baptist Church. He has been in Scouting six years, five while living in Conway. Warren E. Oliver, scoutmaster of Troop 201, will make the award. Young Ray is a son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Ray. He will move immediately after the close of school to Alexandria, Va., where his father is associated with the Joseph F. Kennedy Foundation.
25 years ago
Matt Beaty, a senior at Conway High School, was recently awarded a $200 scholarship by the National Association of Remodelers Institute of Faulkner County.
Bob Robinson, NARI president, presented the award.
Beaty plans to enroll at Pulaski Vocational Technical School in the fall and will study heating and cooling.
He is a son of Rick and Joy Beaty.
10 years ago
Braden Evatt, 14-year-old son of Ronnie and Tina Evatt of Vilonia, killed his first turkey in the youth pre-season turkey hunt. The turkey weighed 18 pounds, had a 5 1/2-inch beard and 1 inch spurs. The turkey was killed in Vilonia.