75 years ago
Attendance at the Conway theater yesterday was the best Sunday crowd in two years, Manager J.J. Kane reported today. Patrons were forced to stand during part of the first performance of "Swing Time," featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and the second matinee performance was witnessed by an almost capacity crowd.
Manager Kane also expressed satisfaction with the attendance at the Grand theatre, which re-opened Saturday.
"Swing Time" plays at the Conway again today and tomorrow and "Trail of the Lonesome pine" is on for two more days at the Grand.
50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Henry price Hargis Jr. of Star city will be hosts for the rehearsal dinner of the Shannon-Hargis wedding party tonight at the Town house Restaurant. Twenty-four guests including the bride-elect’s mother Mrs. Graham Fountain Shannon, will attend. Gifts will be presented to the attendants of the bridal party. The Rev. John Pershing Miles of Star City, who will perform the marriage ceremony tomorrow at the First Presbyterian Church, also will attend.
25 years ago
Mary Guyer of Vilonia was the top overall female finisher in the Fall Roundup 5K road race Saturday morning at Brinkley with a time of 23:23.
Her father, Earl Guyer, of Vilonia, took first in the men’s 60-and-over age division in 21:43. Bob Burks of Vilonia was third in the same age division in 26:14.
Roxanne Russenberger of Vilonia was first in the women’s 30-39 age group in 25:34. David Smedley of Conway was first in the men’s 50-55 division in 20:05.
10 years ago
Conway White raced out to a 14-0 halftime advantage but was unable to put the Benton Warriors away until late in winning its Central Arkansas Conference junior high football opener 21-6 Thursday night at John McConnell Stadium.
A 13-play, 91-yard drive on their opening possession, capped by a 7-yard run by Rudy Patrick, was enough for the Kittens to pick up their fourth win of the season against one defeat.