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Yesterdays April 27

Posted: April 26, 2014 - 5:40pm

75 years ago

(1939)

The Vilonia chapter of the Future Farmers of America presented a 30-minute radio program over station KSTH in Hot Springs yesterday afternoon.

The following boys took part: Dala Hanna, Thurman Jones, Fred Russell Bollen, J.L. Powelll, Raymond Simpson, Samuel Dallas, Jack Russell and Claud Fiddler.

50 years ago

(1964)

A newborn calf scrambled around as best it could on three legs, but J.D. Mode of Conway knew there must be some way to give it the fourth leg it was deprived of at birth.

Actually the left front leg was all right to the first joint. The lower half was bent back and gnarled. A veterinarian said surgery wouldn’t help.

Mode wondered if the calf, otherwise normal, couldn’t be fitted with an artificial leg like a human. “I laid awake one night figuring it out,” he said.

With an ax handle, two dog collars, and a piece of sponge, carpet and suede leather, he built one.

The calf was awkward (and probably confused) at first, but it caught on. The animal is now three weeks old, weighs about 100 pounds and moves with its peg leg almost as well as others with four normal limbs.

25 years ago

(1989)

St. Joseph High School has announced its delegates for American Legion Boys and Girls State.

Delegates to Girls State are Laura Freyaldenhoven and Belinda Moix, and delegates to Boys State are Sean Hollender and Robert Zeiler.

10 years ago

(2004)

The Conway Collisions, a sixth-grade basketball team, recently won its division in the Arkansas Spring Jam Tournament on April 16-18 in Little Rock. Team members are Megan Lewis, Christina DenHartog, Taylor Gault, Laquitney Smith, Raven Davis, Immoni Hogan, Tamra Heard, Andrea Janota, head coach Art DenHartog and coach James Hogan.

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