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Yesterdays April 4

Posted: April 3, 2014 - 6:24pm

75 years ago

(1939)

Mrs. H.P. Westmoreland was hostess to the Josephines for their meeting and games of Bridge Monday evening at her home of Davis Street. Mrs. Sam J. Donnell and Miss Constance Mitchell tied for high score.

50 years ago

(1964)

Six members of the Hendrix Aquakids left Friday to compete in the sixth annual Memphis Navy Open swim meet this weekend at the Millington Naval Air Base.

More than 400 swimmers from seven states will compete.

Swimming for the Aquakids in the eight and under division will be Mark Meador. Representing the team in the 11-12-year-old division will be Eddie Anthes, Johnny Bumpers, Steve Conner, Tommy Courtway and Don Shock.

25 years ago

(1989)

Wade Malcolm Harrison Stevens of Reading, Pa., grandson of Harry and Eula Stevens of Wooster, has been accepted to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Cambridge, Mass., as an honor student.

Mr. Stevens is a son of Donald and Courtney McKay Stevens. He is also a grandson of Eloise McKay Hall and the late Malcolm McKay of Richmond, Va.

10 years ago

(2004)

Bob Imboden of Imboden Carpets and Interiors in Conway has been told his family name, originating in Switzerland, means “from the floor.” That would be appropriate.

If you put all of the carpet that Bob has lain in one continuous 12-foot-wide strip, it would cover the distance from Conway to Little Rock and back.

This year, Imboden Carpets is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Bob’s father, the late Adolph Imboden, opened his linoleum and tile shop on Parkway in Conway in 1954 when Bob was three years old.

Imboden lives in Conway with his wife, Cheryl, who works at Oakwood Village.

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