75 years ago
The Rev. and Mrs. C.M. Campbell entertained a group of young people with a waffle supper at the manse. A delightful social hour was enjoyed after the supper and plans were made for young people’s work in Presbyterian Church. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. E.E. McNutt, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Grimes, Misses Louise Cordrey, Bernice Beasley, Frances Coxsey, Pansy Coxsey and Hope Harrin, Billie Wilson and Walter McNutt.
50 years ago
Mrs. Carl Southerland telephoned the Log Cabin Democrat to report a flock of wild geese had just flown by. The flock turned back as they reached Beaverfork Lake. "They must have been confused about the weather. The geese flew in from the southwest and then reversed their course as they reached the lake and headed southward again," she said. "When I first saw them, I thought maybe spring was near at last. Then everything changed. However, I’m glad to see the sun today."
Gov. Orval E. Faubus appointed Mrs. Elizabeth R. Jones to a five-year term for Arkansas Board of Cosmetology. Mrs. Jones, wife of state Sen. Guy H. Jones, succeeded Mrs. Judy Smith of Little Rock. Mrs. Jones owned and managed the Jones Beauty Salon on 1007 Oak. St.
25 years ago
It was time to put the over coats in mothballs and the sleds in the attics, for "Spring had Spring." If the warm temperatures and daffodils had not convinced you, Mrs. Alfred Lachowsky had undeniable proof: a purple martin was seen yesterday hovering around the birdhouse of her home. The bird was a male scouting out the premises. The Lachowskys had a 36-unit martin apartment house ready for the aerial-mosquito eating machines. Lachowsky said they had as many as 22 pairs of martins in the house at one time. "I think it’s a pretty good indication that spring is here." Lachowsky said. For further proof, Lachowsky had cited several flights of geese winging their way northward over Lake Conway in the past few days.
10 years ago
Behind solid performances from four golfers, the Conway Wampus Cats won a three-team golf match against Search and Vilonia at Conway Country Club. Senior Allan Thomas and freshman Scotty Campbell both posted even-par 35 for Conway to take medalist honors. Chris Lloyd also played well for the Cats shooting a 36, and Clint Smith posted a 39.
Conway rallied to defeat Mountain Home 12-7 at Wampus Cat Field. The Wampus Cats trailed the Bombers by two runs after a five-run fourth inning that was filled with errors and bases-loaded walks. Sparked by Jacob Glover’s third home run of the season, the Cats responded in the bottom half of the inning with seven runs to take a 10-5 lead that they had little trouble holding. The Wampus Cats finished with 13 hits and were the beneficiary of 11 walks or hit batsmen. Kirby Mize was three for four with two runs scored and four RBIs. Jay Mattox was three for four with two runs and an RBI. Clay Coated had a double, two walks and three runs.