75 years ago

(1938)

Dr. J.M. Williams of Hendrix College addressed the Thanksgiving convocation at the high school Wednesday. "Make the Most of What God Has Given You" was the theme of Dr. Williams’ talk. The speaker told the students they must build physically, mentally and in personality. The witticism — those who just get by, get nothing else — seemed to strike home with the audience.

50 years ago

(1963)

Jim Halbrook, Ricky Kersey and David Spatz are defensive hands for the Conway Wampus Cats and Spatz is on the offensive unit, too. They’ll be in the starting lineup for Thursday’s battle against Morrilton. Halbrook is a cornerback. Kersey and Spatz are ends. Kersey is a sophomore and the other two are juniors.

25 years ago

(1988)

The University of Central Arkansas Clifton Bush and Steven Delph sank free throws last night to seal the Bears’ 90-83 victory against McKendree in the opening round of the Evangel Classic at Springfield, Mo.

Bush hit two free throws and Delph one in the final minute to give UCA its third win in four games. Delph contributed 18 points for the Bears on 8 of 10 shooting from the field.

10 years ago

(2003)

Amy Shiew prepared a plate of food at a Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary for clients of Independent Living Service. The Auxiliary prepared more than 150 plates for ILS and had the help of around 15 families to serve the food. The food and drinks were donated by Pepsi, Maggie’s Cookies and Kroger.