75 years ago

(1938)

Russell C. Roberts, Conway attorney, told the Log Cabin Democrat today he would be a candidate for re-nomination for representative in the Democratic primary next August. Mr. Roberts has served one term in the lower house.

50 years ago

(1963)

Anita Marie Basco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Basco, is a Homemaker of Tomorrow at St. Joseph High School, it was announced today.

Miss Basco, a senior, achieved the honor by scoring highest in a knowledge and attitude test given Dec. 4 at the school. The contest is sponsored by General Mills.

About 410,466 girls in 12,964 schools will participate in the 1963 competition, officials estimate.

Miss Basco was a delegate to Girls State last summer and is secretary of her senior class.

25 years ago

(1988)

The Wampus Cat, Conway High School’s student newspaper, recently received a rating of "national commendable" in the Press of America Publication Review of Excellence in Secondary Schools.

The newspaper scored 80 of a possible 100 points in achieving the honor. In the competition, sponsored by Press of America of Harned, Ky., high school publications from throughout the nation were evaluated.

The staff of the Wampus Cat includes Editor Dejah Schlientz, Angela Alexander, Ronnie Ashlock, Chris Baker, Melissa Boeckmann, Joseph Butturff, Matt Clark, Clay Cox, Katy Giles, Adrian James, Mary Langford, Jenifer Seigrist, Philip Shell, Kevin Sims, Heidi Smith, Vickie Spotts and Susan Walters.

Jeani Johnson is faculty adviser to the Wampus Cat staff.

10 years ago

(2003)

Courtney Springer of Conway correctly guessed seven out of seven games and won the tiebreaker to win the first week of the Log Cabin Democrat’s Hoops XI Contest.

Springer guessed that the combined score of the Arkansas-Ole Miss game would be 97 points. Gary Throckmorton of Greenbrier also correctly picked seven out of seven games but he failed to enter a guess in the tiebreaker. Springer won the weekly prizes but both will be entered in the year-end drawing for a 27 inch television courtesy of DeBoard’s Electronics.