Yesterdays Feb. 5



75 years ago


The 12 charter members of the new high school Tau Kappa fraternity met with Earl Few Rogers at his home on Clifton Street Friday evening for a short business and social session. Sherry pie, whipped cream and candy hearts were served.

50 years ago


Mrsd. E.O. Christopher, active in civic work in Conway for several years, is serving as chairman of the Faulkner County Chapter’s American Red Cross blood program. Mrs. Christopher also serves as this county’s representative to the Red Cross Regional Advisory Blood Committee. Frank Koon, athletic director and head football coach at Arkansas State Teachers College, will direct the 1963 fund Drive for Red Cross scheduled to being March 1.

25 years ago


Five generations of the Freeman family of Greenbrier gathered recently at a reunion in Searcy. Courtney Woodruff, five months, was held by her great-great-grandmother, Bessie Freeman of Greenbrier. Other family members attending were Altha Denniston of Pleasant Plains, great-grandmother; Ruby Stephens of Searcy, grandmother; and Rhonda Woodruff of Searcy, mother.

10 years ago


Students of Marguerite Vann Elementary School tried to get a closed look at the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile which made a stop at the school Tuesday. The stop was made to honor the second-graders at the school, who won the Oscar Mayer Talent Search Earlybird Contest with a video they made. In turn, the students are in the running for the nationwide contest which could win the school’s music department $25,000. The Weinermobile made 50 stops nationwide, and only two in the state.


Sun, 04/30/2017 - 11:21

David Grimes: The nice guy behind those Toad Suck Daze runs

With Toad Suck Daze approaching, and the accompanying Toad Suck Daze runs, it’s a good opportunity to highlight Cliff Henry in my series about good guys.

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Sun, 04/30/2017 - 08:11

A Look Back: Highway cafes

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 20:21

Arkansas will face challenges replenishing execution supply

Arkansas will have a more difficult time obtaining additional lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the four executions the state carried out this month, experts said.

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