75 years ago
F.B. (“Andy”) Anderson of Conway, veteran Missouri Pacific station agent and operator, said today he plans to retire next February after completing 48 years of service with the railroad and that he will become a candidate for mayor in the Democratic primary of next spring.
Alph Hamberg, local cotton buyer, is also a prospective candidate for mayor. The term of Mayor B.G. Wilson will expire next April.
50 years ago
Thirty-seven relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Owen at Vilonia on Thanksgiving Day for a reunion. A covered dish luncheon was served. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Bollen and children and Misses Una and Jo Owen of Little Rock; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Owen and Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Owen and grandchildren of North Little Rock, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Owen of Vilonia, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Owen and Mr. and Mrs. Allison Owen and son of Cabot; C.M. Owen of Rosebud, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Troxell of Greenbrier and Mr. and Mrs. Earn Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Russell McDonald and daughters of Conway.
25 years ago
Pam Rathjen and Tony Freyaldenhoven, seniors at St. Joseph School, were recently honored by the Conway Noon Optimist Club as Teens of the Month for October.
Miss Rathjen, 17, is a daughter of Larry and Carol Rathjen, and Freyaldenhoven, 17, is a son of Bill and Mary Alice Freyaldenhoven.
10 years ago
John Lea, a defensive end, was Vilonia’s recipient of the Burlsworth Award in the Clss AAAA state championship game against Batesville. A player from each team is selected by a panel of coaches for the honor, based on performance leadership, sportsmanship, team play and other qualities exemplified by Brandon Burlsworth, the former Razorback standout offensive lineman who was killed in an automobile accident.