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Yesterdays Dec. 22

Posted: December 21, 2013 - 7:08pm

75 years ago

(1938)

Troop No. 1, Conway Girl Scouts, took a hay ride Wednesday evening, singing Christmas carols as their contribution to the spirit of Christmas cheer. Two large vehicles filled with about 30 girls drove over the city singing merry carols and admiring the beautiful holiday decorations throughout both business and residential districts. After the ride, refreshments were served at the home of Mrs. Carl E. Heizman on Robinson Avenue. Chaperones were Mrs. James W. Byrd, captain, and Mrs. Heizman and Miss Helen Blanch Westmoreland, lieutenants.

50 years ago

(1963)

Conway’s Wampus Cats pried the lid far enough off a lingering deep freeze Friday night to see their way to a 44-34 decision over the Mabelvale Lions in the finals of the Region 3AA tournament.

The man who got them out of the squeeze in the third quarter was Jeff Shannon, a slender 6-2 senior who might have found a long-sought starting point in this one. Shannon stuck in three straight jumpers right after the half to push the Wampus Cats to a commanding lead which they never were in danger of losing.

25 years ago

(1988)

Three members of Harlan Park Assembly of God Church and one member of First Assembly of God Church have been chosen by the Assemblies of God Youth Department to participate in an Ambassador in Missions trip to San Cristobal, Venezuela, beginning Monday and ending Monday, Jan. 2. Shane Dickson, Wendy McEwen, Tina McCorkle and Marsha Gibson and 31 other Arkansas youths will work with missionary Jim Bolding of Venezuela in door-to-door witnessing, street rallies, evening services and literature distribution.

10 years ago

(2003)

Lucy Eades, a resident at Salem Place Nursing Center, talked with Santa while the Nursing Home Gift Fund of Faulkner County delivered presents to her and her fellow residents at the center. The gift fund delivered a bag of goodies to nearly all nursing home residents in the county.

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