Yesterdays April 7

75 years ago

(1939)

Miss Arlie Salmons and Mrs. Paul P. Faris entertained the Conway Shakespeare Club Thursday afternoon at the Stage Coach Inn. About 25 members and guests attended and a delightful time was had in inspecting this historic building and grounds and the antiques displayed there. Sandwiches with tea were served. Mrs. John P. Anderson presided at the prettily appointed tea table .

50 years ago

(1964)

Mrs. Tony Troilett of Conway doesn’t have an explanation, but her hens suddenly have started laying giant-sized eggs.

The hens laid three eggs Saturday and one Sunday that weighed a combined total of one pound. All of them are double yolk.

Mrs. Troilett said she’d been getting one big egg every day. She thinks the eggs are being laid by the Indian Runner hens she got in a swap for a sink.

“I’ve had chickens for 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” she said.

25 years ago

(1989)

Bliss Jennings of Conway, a history major in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, will be one of 14 contestants to compete tonight for the title of Miss University of Arkansas. Miss Jennings will present a vocal solo for the talent segment of the competition. She is a daughter of Rosanne Johnson and Ed Jennings and a stepdaughter of Bill Johnson, all of Conway.

The pageant is set for 7 o’clock tonight in Barnhill Arena.

10 years ago

(2004)

Greenbrier High School’s Brandon Moreland signed a letter of intent on Friday to play football at Harding University beginning this fall. Moreland was quarterback for the Panthers for two years. He also plays baseball for GHS. Moreland is a son of Keith and Debbie Moreland of Conway.

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