75 years ago  

(1936)  

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Ransom yesterday entertained a group of friends with a birthday dinner at their home on College Avenue in honor of the birthdays of Miss Velma McGaha and Donaghey Duran. The table was centered with a large birthday cake, and covers were placed for Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Watkins, J.W. Holt, Jack Holt, Dennis and Donaghey Duran, Misses Velma and Ioma McGaha, Bert Bartlett, Grace Ransom and Mr. and Mrs. Ransom.

    

50 years ago 

(1961)

Hubert L. Ferguson of Conway today was named by Gov. Faubus as a member of the state Board of Education.

Ferguson, secretary-treasurer of the Conway Printing Co., will succeed John G. Rye of Russellville. The term expires in March, 1962.

Rye quit the board after his temporary appointment as chancellor of the Ninth District.

Ferguson is a graduate of Arkansas State Teachers College. His father, the late Dr. W.C. Ferguson, was former dean at ASTC.

    

25 years ago

(1986)

Shawn Braswell, a senior, was crowned Mayflower’s homecoming queen Friday night in a ceremony prior to the Golden Eagles’ football game with Ola. Miss Braswell is the daughter of Reggie Braswell and Leda Zumbro. 

10 years ago 

(2001)

Youths from Faulkner County competed Wednesday night in the Youth Talent Contests and the State Fair Queen competition at the Arkansas State Fair.

Winners included:

A Conway duo made up of Courtney Moody, 11, daughter of Billy and Mary Moody, and Whitney Abels, 11, daughter of Gary and Tina Abels, all of Conway, who won in the vocal group category. They performed a duet to "Singing With the Saints." 

Bittany Carpenter, 16, of Conway, daughter of John and Janie Carpenter, was selected as a finalist in the State Fair Queen contest. She is a junior at Conway High School and represents the Faulkner County Fair in the state competition.

These winners will compete in the final competitions on Saturday in the Arkansas Building on the state fairgrounds in Little Rock.