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Yesterdays April 20

Posted: April 19, 2014 - 6:18pm

75 years ago

(1939)

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

(1964)

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

(1989)

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

(2004)

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.

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