75 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wilkins are going to have turkey for dinner at their house tomorrow — and maybe for several days to come.
Mrs. Wilkins killed Homer’s big gobbler yesterday and same big gobbler today is roasting in one of Goad Brothers cafe’s big ovens.
The gobbler was too big to be cooked in a home stove oven. It weighed 37 pounds dressed. The Wilkins raised the turkey.
50 years ago
Terry Milam, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mr. J.M. Milam, is serving as a page in the Arkansas Senate this week. The youth is a student in Conway Junior High School.
Sen. Graham T. Nixon said that he will name other pages from Conway High School and St. Joseph High School to serve throughout the 1963 session. None will be on duty longer than a week, however, because of school attendance.
25 years ago
Harold Horton, the University of Central Arkansas’ head football coach, will be featured speaker for the Arkansas Gazette’s Super Team football banquet at noon Saturday at Woody’s Sherwood Forest in North Little Rock.
The banquet, the first of its kind, will honor the Gazette’s Super Team picks, presenting each player with a plaque.
Two of Horton’s assistants, defensive coordinator Mike Isom and secondary coach Ronnie Kerr, will be special guests.
10 years ago
Florence Mattison Elementary School students Samantha Lunsford and Rachel Murph appeared unsure if they wanted to hug each other while motivational speaker Lawson Pilgrim gave a hug to Tara Smith and Keisha Morgan during an icebreaker at the Increase the Peace rally at the school Tuesday. The event was held to bring young people together and solve differences in nonviolent ways. Pilgrim told the fourth- and fifth-graders about his life experiences and stressed the importance of hard work and setting goals.