75 years ago
Jimmy McKinney, 3 1/2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. McKinney of Little Rock and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. McKinney of Conway, was awarded fourth prize in a national photographers’ contest, sponsored by the Parents Magazine, and first prize in the Arkansas division of the contest, based on personality and character as reflected in the photograph. Two hundred photographers submitted a quarter of a million pictures of little children. Stanley Jones of Conway was given honorable mention in the contest.
50 years ago
President John F. Kennedy, 36th president of the United States, was shot to death today by a hidden assassin armed with a high-powered rifle.
Kennedy, 46, lived about an hour after a sniper cut him down as his limousine left downtown Dallas.
Automatically, the mantle of the presidency fell to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, a native Texan who had been riding two cars behind the chief executive.
Kennedy died at Parkland Hospital where his bullet-pierced body had been taken in a frantic but futile effort to save his life.
25 years ago
Jayme Stell, daughter of Jerry and Judy Stell of Vilonia, recently was crowned 1988-89 Vilonia High School homecoming queen.
Miss Stell was escorted by Justin Sparrow, son of Richard and Eddie Sparrow.
10 years ago
Taylor Boyce, son of Wesley and Lisa Boyce of Conway, killed a black bear with a 50-caliber muzzleloader in Van Buren County on Oct. 19.