Yesterdays Jan. 20

75 years ago



Twenty-one Conway High School football players of 1938 were awarded jackets and gold footballs at a special assembly at the high school auditorium yesterday afternoon. Jackets to 14 letter men and miniature footballs to seven reserves.

The jackets are royal blue with leather sleeves and service stripes in the blue and white letter.

Miss Theda Woodruff, 1938 queen, was also given a jacket. Her jacket is blue with white leather sleeves and a white letter with the word “queen” knitted in the letter “C.”

50 years ago


Jack Thompson of Conway has joined the Arkansas Department of Education.

Thompson began work last week at the Rehabilitation Center in Little Rock.

He owned and operated Thompson’s Men’s Store in Conway before he sold the store to Houston F. Goode last September.

25 years ago


The Vilonia School District’s Board of Education replaced two teachers at a special meeting last night whose resignations were accepted at the Jan. 9 regular board meeting.

Sherry Jernigan will replace Mary Sisson as a high school science teacher and Michael Bull will take over for David Daugherty as junior and senior high school band director.

10 years ago


Kyndal Clower, Jessica Stanley, Lindsey Hargues and Tobie Jarman performed in the Vilonia Eagle Twirlers Christmas program held recently at Vilonia Elementary School. The Eagle Twirlers is a group of young ladies in grades 1st through 6th. The group is coached by Carol Dixon and performs at several school functions throughout the year.



Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:19

McCollum’s Column: Happiness on a bad hair day

Other than the University of Central Arkansas defense holding Abilene Christian to 25 net rushing yards Saturday, the toughest, stoutest job at Estes Stadium on Saturday was done by a hardy group of band members trying to hold together the large American flag during the national anthem in a swirling, 21 mph win, with gusts nearby about 50.

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Sat, 11/18/2017 - 17:52

Conway hopes to change first day of 2018 school year; waiver request in works

The Conway Board of Education approved a request to send a waiver to state officials regarding the first day of the 2018 school year during its regular meeting Nov. 14.

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Sat, 11/18/2017 - 17:30

Sports roundup: UCA volleyball and Hendrix basketball

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The University of Central Arkansas volleyball team reached Sunday’s Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament championship with a 3-2 (25-19, 25-20, 24-26, 20-25, 15-9) win Saturday over No. 3 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

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