75 years ago
Coach Shirley Durham will have a veteran performer for every position when his Conway High School Wampus Cats face Dardanelle High School’s Sand Lizards in the opening football game of the season at the Young memorial stadium here Thursday night.
Coach Durham said the Cats opening line-up against Dardanelle would read something like this: Roy Ott, left end; Jack Holmes, left tackle; Charles Ray, left guard; John L. Kelton, Jr., center; George Parker, right guard; Charles Simpson, right tackle; Joe Wendell Henry, right end; George Jones, quarterback; Jack Thompson, left halfback; Joe Carmichael, right halfback; and Buddy Allison, fullback.
50 years ago
Gary Patton, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Patton of Wooster, groomed “Rainbow Lien 20th,” a two-year-old Aberdeen Angus bull he will enter in the Faulkner County Fair Sept. 25-28. Young Patton and his father have 30 head of Angus cattle. The youngster has been showing his herd at fairs since 1959. He takes care of the cattle while his father, who works with a construction firm, is away.
25 years ago
Ronald L. Burton, a Conway attorney for the past 15 years, was recently appointed to serve as a federal administrative law judge to hear Social Security cases.
Burton is in Dallas this week following a swearing-in ceremony and will complete two weeks of training for the appointment.
Following the training period, Burton will relocate to Alexandria, La., where he will preside.
His wife, Kitty, and their son, Ashley, 12, and daughter, Rachel, 9, will be moving to Louisiana later this year.
10 years ago
Alicia Duncan was a recent winner in the Log Cabin Democrat’s Garage Sale Madness promotion. Duncan received three dozen doughnuts donated by Ed’s Custom Bakery and a potted plant with balloon donated form Ye Olde Daisy Shoppe. Prizes were delivered to the garage sale by the Log Cabin Democrat Garage Sale Madness Prize Patrol.