Yesterdays July 7

75 years ago



Mrs. James Dempsey accompanied 15 girls who had graduated from her beauty school to Little Rock Wednesday and Thursday and they took an examination before the state board of cosmetic therapy. A class of 23 is now enrolled to study for the January examination, Mrs. Dempsey said.

50 years ago


A forest fire in the Round Mountain area broke out anew today after it had been contained for a third time Monday night. The fire, burning since Sunday, has swept across more than 100 acres of timber and pasture land and has threatened several buildings. No buildings thus far have been damaged.

25 years ago


Calvin Ralls of Conway recently earned a national carpentry award from the Vocational-Industrial Clubs of America at a competition for state champion carpenters in Tulsa, Okla.

Ralls, 18, a recent graduate of Conway High School, earned the national carpentry title by crafting a portion of a miniature house with accuracy and precision within a 6 1/2-hour time limit.

10 years ago


Matthew W. Welcher and Jessica L. Benson, both of Conway, have accepted Presidential Scholarships to the University of Central Arkansas beginning in August.

Welcher plans to major in pre-medicine. A son of Karen and the late Jimmy Welcher, he is a graduate of St. Joseph High School.

Benson, a daughter of Rank and Judy Massingill, plans to major in Spanish. She is a graduate of Conway High School.



Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:31

Roundabout: 11/19/17


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Sat, 11/18/2017 - 20:34

Bears grab the trophy in style

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:19

McCollum’s Column: Happiness on a bad hair day

Other than the University of Central Arkansas defense holding Abilene Christian to 25 net rushing yards Saturday, the toughest, stoutest job at Estes Stadium on Saturday was done by a hardy group of band members trying to hold together the large American flag during the national anthem in a swirling, 21 mph win, with gusts nearby about 50.

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Sat, 11/18/2017 - 17:52

Conway hopes to change first day of 2018 school year; waiver request in works

The Conway Board of Education approved a request to send a waiver to state officials regarding the first day of the 2018 school year during its regular meeting Nov. 14.

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