Yesterdays Feb. 5

75 years ago


Mrs. C.C. Calhoun was hostess to the Thursday Duplicate Bridge Club Thursday afternoon at her home on Bruce Street. Vases of narcissi were arranged in the living room, where interesting games were played with Mrs. Howard James winning the high score prize. Sandwiches with a dessert and coffee were served at the social hour.

50 years ago


Joe Castleberry formally announced today his candidacy for renomination as sheriff and collector of Faulkner County.

Castleberry, who will seek a seventh term, said it had been his aim to serve the people in such a way as to always reflect credit upon those who saw fir to elect him to his previous terms,

Sheriff and Mrs. Castleberry have a son, James T. Castleberry, a student at the University of Arkansas, and a daughter, Mrs. Jocile Perry of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

25 years ago


Country Sampler, a restaurant owned and operated by Max and Sherry Litton of Conway, recently opened for business in the North Plaza Shopping Center. The restaurant features country breakfasts and dinners, fresh choice cut steaks, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. The menu also includes “All-U-Can-Eat” dinners featuring catfish fillets, fried chicken and shrimp. The restaurant, which serves breakfast anytime, is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

10 years ago


Vilonia High School’s Matt Stewart signed a letter of intent to attend and play football for the Air Force Academy on Wednesday. His parents Charles Gilden and Kristine Gilden attended the signing with him.


City considers rezonings, more

The Conway City Council will consider rezoning properties, reclassifying a city position and rebidding a project during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Russell L. “Jack” Roberts District Court Building.

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Stocks edge higher, snapping a 5-day losing streak for Dow

Materials companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Friday, recouping much of the market’s loss from a day earlier and snapping a 5-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average.

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