Yesterdays April 20

75 years ago


National literary recognition has been accorded to Mrs. Ruth Herndon Burr of Conway in the selection of her poem, “Longing,” for inclusion in the world’s air anthology of 1939, according to an announcement from the publishers, the Exposition Press of New York, received by the Log Cabin Democrat today.

Mrs. Burr’s verses have frequently been published in newspapers and magazines in Arkansas and other states.

50 years ago


The picture of the little girl drinking milk in the Borden Co,’s advertisement on page 6 of today’s paper should make J.E. Castellaw one of Conway’s proudest grandfathers.

She’s his granddaughter, of course, and her name is Kay Castellaw. She’s five years old and lives in Dallas, Texas. Her mother is Mrs. Betty Jean Castellaw, and her late father was J. Ed Castellaw, both formerly of Conway.

Kay said she drank 11 glasses of milk while posing for the photograph and this, too, must have pleased the milk company which sponsored the advertisement.

25 years ago


Seven students at St. Joseph School have been named honor graduates for 1989.

They are Leigh Ann Roper, valedictorian; Charlotte Dayer, salutatorian; Pam Rathjen, Wade Brorman, Tony Freyaldenhoven, Tanya Kingsbury and Kip Mourot. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

10 years ago


Vilonia outfielder Cody Allen attempted to chase a Canada goose from the baseball field during the junior varsity game with Batesville on Monday. Two geese, visitors from a nearby pond, made a noisy landing between innings in the outfield, but left before they resumed.


Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:54

Arkansas House panel advances competing tax cut plans

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers put a wrinkle in Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s push for a low-income tax cut on Thursday, with a House committee advancing a competing tax credit from Democrats along with the Republican’s $50 million proposal.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:56

Tennessee woman struck by Little Rock police vehicle dies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police in Little Rock say a Tennessee woman who was struck by an officer driving a police sport utility vehicle has died.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:47

UCAPD educates community on stalking awareness

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department is partnering with the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Stalking Resource Center for the month of January to promote National Stalking Awareness.

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