75 years ago


Mrs. R.L. Folts of Greenbrier, Mrs. M.J. Maddox, Mrs. L.C. Florence and Mrs. C.H. Nelson were guests of Mrs. R.N. Wilson Thursday at a prettily arranged luncheon, at her home on Conway Boulevard. A delightful social period was enjoyed during the afternoon.

50 years ago


Gov. Faubus snipped the ribbon opening the new Torreyson Library. He waited in the rain while others gathered around him. At the governor’s left was Edmon Low of Oklahoma State University, who also appeared on the dedicatory program. Others were Louis J. Polk of West Memphis, chairman of the ASTC board, and Dr. Silas D. Snow, president.

25 years ago


Elish Reding, daughter of LeAnn Davidson of Conway and Greg Reding of Memphis, has been named 1988-89 homecoming queen for St. Joseph High School.

Miss Reding, a senior, is a second-year cheerleader, a member of the Student Council and yearbook staff and president of the Key Club. She will be crowned during halftime activities tonight during the St. Joseph Bulldogs and Judsonia Panthers basketball game. Escorting Miss Reding will be Brian Clendenin, son of Harrell and Donna Clendenin, and Wade Brormanson of Joe and Doris Zinser.

10 years ago


Sgt. Jack Kiper, director of the local Salvation Army unit, is recruiting bell-ringers for the organization’s annual fun drive. The single largest source of funding for the organization comes from the kettles, and Kiper hopes to bring in between $42,000 and 445,000 this year.