75 years ago


Teddy Gene Ashcraft, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo Ashcraft, entertained 40 little friends Tuesday afternoon, celebrating his fifth birthday anniversary. A long table was centered with a birthday cake topped with lighted tapers. Balloons and candy wrapped in bright-colored cellophane packages were given as favors. Games were played, directed by Mrs. Eva C. Radley.

50 years ago


Lee Harvey Oswald collapsed as a bullet from the gun of nightclub owner Jack Ruby, fired at point blank range, smashed into his abdomen in the Dallas city jail building yesterday. Oswald, accused assassin of President Kennedy, died a little more than an hour later.

25 years ago


Jackie and Deborah Colter are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Justin Kayne Colter. He was born Nov. 13, 1988, at Conway Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces. Proud grandparents are Tony and Jean Powell of Hughes and Rose and John Swanson of Vilonia.

10 years ago


Faulkner County supporters of Wesley Clark’s presidential campaign will gather today for a debate-watch party.

The gathering will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Faulkner County Library and refreshments will be served.