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Yesterdays April 10

Posted: April 9, 2014 - 6:04pm

75 years ago


Vilonia won sweepstake honors in the annual Faulkner County literary meet concluded at the junior and senior high schools here Saturday.

Vilonia pupils nosed out Mt. Vernon by one-sixth of a point to capture first place in the grades 1 to 8 division while Vilonia had an easy time winning the grades 9 to 12 division. Greenbrier was second in the latter. More than 200 children participated in the various events.

50 years ago


Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Booher Jr. of Mayflower announce the engagement of their daughter Ruthamae Bogard, to John L. Karr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy J. Karr of De Queen, Ark. The wedding will occur on Saturday afternoon, April 11, at the Second Baptist Church in Conway.

25 years ago


BrierFest ‘89 brought in about $1,000 for a scholarship to be awarded to the Greenbrier High School senior graduating this spring with the highest grade point average, according to Jim Atkinson, event chairman.

10 years ago


Toby Stanley, 11, of Conway, recently won the boys overall Class 4 state gymnastic championship.

He won individual competitions in pommel horse, parallel bars, high bar, floor exercise, rings and vault. He qualified for regional competition in Texas in April.

Stanley’s a son of Ron and Mackey Stanley of Conway, was the Class 5 state champion last year and represents Superstar Gymnastics in North Little Rock.

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Stantheman 04/10/14 - 01:18 pm
Yesterdays - Toby Stanley

I was very glad to see the posting about my son's accomplishments ten years ago. It reminded me how from he has come. Today, he is a world class platform diver who hopes to represent the United States in the 2016 Olympics at RIO. I wish this paper had followed him in his diving career. He has won several National Diving titles and represented the USA in the 2013 World Diving competitions in Spain. If you would like to keep track of him, his facebook page is at "Toby Stanley (Diver)". He would be willing to answer any question you may have about his diving career. If he makes the 2016 Olympic Team, he will be the only diver ever to make the Olympic Team as a diver from Arkansas. He was the only diver ever from Arkansas to compete in USA Diving competitions. He is currently training in Indianapolis, Indiana with the 2008 Olympic Diving Coach, John Wingfield. He competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials and just missed making the team by coming in 2nd place. He is currently competing in the 2014 World Cup Trial in Florida this weekend.

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