75 years ago
Mrs. C.T. King entertained at Shady Gap roller rink Monday afternoon for Betty Sue King, on her eighth birthday. Games were played, directed by Mrs. Eva Radley, and cake and ice cream were served.
50 years ago
A painting by Don Marr, art instructor at Hendrix College, was given the “best in the show” award of $200 Friday at the North Little Rock Arts Festival Show.
The award was made by Siegfried Reinhardt, an instructor in advanced painting at Washington University’s School of Fine Arts at St. Louis, and an artist of international reputation.
Reinhardt said he recognized in Marr’s painting the work of a true professional.
25 years ago
Leslie Ann Halter of Conway, a senior dietetics major at the University of Central Arkansas, has been awarded a graduate teaching assistantship at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
She has been accepted as one of only 10 graduate students in the pre-professional practice program at the university.
She is the daughter of Richard and Kay Halter and granddaughter of Louise Halter and Lolita McCarville, all of Conway.
10 years ago
Matt Lea of Conway won the Mr. Bass of Arkansas Champions Tournament on Sunday on Lake Dardanelle by a whisker-thin margin over another Conway fisherman, Jerry Williams. Lea’s victory was by about a third of a pound after the three days of competition and gave him the $3,900 first-place check. He finished with 28.81 pounds, and Williams had 28.47. The tournament was a select field of former Mr. Bass of Arkansas Classic winners and Mr. Bass of Arkansas anglers of the year. The circuit started in 1974. Lea won the Mr. Bass Classic in 2000 and was angler of the year in 2001.