75 years ago


Vilonia won sweepstake honors in the annual Faulkner County literary meet concluded at the junior and senior high schools here Saturday.

Vilonia pupils nosed out Mt. Vernon by one-sixth of a point to capture first place in the grades 1 to 8 division while Vilonia had an easy time winning the grades 9 to 12 division. Greenbrier was second in the latter. More than 200 children participated in the various events.

50 years ago


Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Booher Jr. of Mayflower announce the engagement of their daughter Ruthamae Bogard, to John L. Karr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy J. Karr of De Queen, Ark. The wedding will occur on Saturday afternoon, April 11, at the Second Baptist Church in Conway.

25 years ago


BrierFest ‘89 brought in about $1,000 for a scholarship to be awarded to the Greenbrier High School senior graduating this spring with the highest grade point average, according to Jim Atkinson, event chairman.

10 years ago


Toby Stanley, 11, of Conway, recently won the boys overall Class 4 state gymnastic championship.

He won individual competitions in pommel horse, parallel bars, high bar, floor exercise, rings and vault. He qualified for regional competition in Texas in April.

Stanley’s a son of Ron and Mackey Stanley of Conway, was the Class 5 state champion last year and represents Superstar Gymnastics in North Little Rock.