75 years ago
Theodore Jr. and Gallatin Smith were visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Coy E. Hayes of Little Rock.
Mrs. W. O. Wilson entertained a group of friends with a quilting party at her home on Center Street. Dainty refreshments were served. Those present were Mrs. G.W. Hill, Mrs. C.B. Culbertson, Mrs. Lizzie Campbell, Mrs. J.D. Farris, Mrs. R.H. Bonds and Mrs. H.E. Cureton.
50 years ago
James Smith, a 160-pound fighter of Conway, entered Mid-South Golden Gloves tournament in Memphis. His brother, Leon Smith, was eligible to enter the novice division but decided against making the trip. Sonny Smith, also from Conway, was eligible for the 175-pound novice division. James Smith was fighting under the colors of the VFW Boxing Club of Conway. Smith had been fighting since 1952, when he was the runner-up in the lightweight division of the Golden Gloves tournament. Since that time he had won a number of Air Force and Golden Gloves laurels.
25 years ago
Taryn Childers, a student at Conway Junior High School, was awarded a "Best in Species" fishing citation by "Sports Afield" Magazine. Childers won the top crappie award for Arkansas 1984 when he caught a three-pound, four-ounce crappie from Brewer Lake.
St. Joseph’s girls bombed Guy-Perkins 51-9 in the marathon first round of the 5B-North District junior high basketball tournament at St. Joseph. DeAnn Walter led the Bulldogs with 12 points, and coach Kathryn Mourot cleared her bench midway through the second period. All 13 of the team’s players scored. Debra Mode led the Junior Lady Thunderbirds with six points.
10 years ago
All five former Cowboys players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame were there. So were the 10 members of the team’s Ring of Honor. They all came to the memorial service because of the respect and love they shared for Tom Landry. "Life isn’t about wining and losing it’s about being the best you can be. I think I learned that first-hand through practical experience with Tom Landry," said Don Perkins, a member of the Ring of Honor.
"Landry made a deeper impact on people because of his strong character and high moral principles. He had a decency about him unsurpassed by anyone that I’ve ever known," Roger Staubach said. "He achieved great fame while never seeking that fame. Everyone knew that he was true. He didn’t put on airs. He did things for the right reasons." About 1,000 people attended a private memorial service for Landry at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Later, a public service was held in Dallas that was attended by former players and fans. Landry had died last week at the age of 75 after fighting leukemia for nine months.