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Yesterdays Feb. 25

Posted: February 24, 2014 - 5:39pm

75 years ago

(1939)

The familiar honk of a flock of wild geese flying over Conway last night was heard by numerous citizens. The northern flight of geese from their southern feeding grounds is supposed to indicate the approach of spring. The flock heard last night was making its northern flight unusually early.

50 years ago

(1964)

Eight Conway youths, one from Vilonia and two from El Paso left Feb. 17 for basic Army training at Ft. Polk, La.

The 11 men are attached to the 806th Engineers Co. (Construction Support) at Conway.

They are Larry W. and Garry L. Glover, Tommy L. Johnson, Ellis G. Kinard, Hubert W. Phillips, James M. Dickerson and David Young, all of Conway; Charles M. Brown of Vilonia; and Danny L. and Maynard T. Patrom, both of El Paso.

25 years ago

(1989)

The St. Joseph Bulldogs secured their return trip to the Class B Northwest Regional basketball tournament in an unexpectedly quick and then decisive way last night.

They jumped on the Bigelow Panthers early and there was never really a contest as the Bulldogs won the District 5B-North tournament semifinal, 72-49, at Central Baptist College’s Reddin Fieldhouse.

St. Joseph plays conference champion Nemo Vista in the finals tonight, but both teams are bound for the Northwest Regional next week in Harrison.

10 years ago

(2004)

Chris Miller of Conway, a junior majoring in chemical engineering at the University of Arkansas, has been selected as an Eastman Chemical Co. Chemical Engineering Scholar.

Miller is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Golden Key National Honors Society, and was recognized by Who’s who in 2001 and 2002. He is a son of Ted and Nancy Miller of Conway.

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