Yesterdays May 8

75 years ago



Although only a few drops fell at Conway, heavy rains were reported is eastern and northeastern portions of Faulkner County Sunday night. In some places roads were temporarily flooded, the reports said.

50 years ago


Bob Swartz, Al Hiegel, William J. Dean and Edgar Tyler left today for Shreveport, La., where they will attend the annual convention of District 34 of Optimist International.

All are members of the Conway Optimist Club. The Conway group plans to return home Sunday.

25 years ago


Jameka Sullivan, 10-year-old daughter of Austin and Deleta Sullivan of Conway, won the most beautiful and best personality titles in her division and the overall most beautiful title in the America’s Miss springtime Sweetheart Pageant, held April 29 in Jacksonville. Jameka is a granddaughter of Clementine and the late Odie Lee Sullivan and is a fifth-grader at Julia Lee Moore Elementary School.

10 years ago


Johnny Vaughn of Quitman took perhaps the season’s most unusual turkey gobbler with the large bird carrying eight beards. Double beards are unusual, and three beards, sometimes four beards, are extremely rare.



Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:28

McCollum’s Column: Some leftover banquet morsels

Serving some leftovers from the banquet circuit, both induction of the 1991 University of Central Arkansas national championship team into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and the latest induction brunch for the the UCA Sports Hall of Honor.

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Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:02

College Radio Day celebrated at Hendrix