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Yesterdays May 17

Posted: May 16, 2014 - 5:09pm

75 years ago

(1939)

Seventy-five hundred copies of a 52-page catalog for Faulkner County’s free fair next fall came from the presses of the Conway Printing Company today and distribution of them was started by a committee headed by J.O. Cox.

The fair will be held Oct. 11-14, inclusive, which is the week preceding the state livestock show in North Little Rock.

50 years ago

(1964)

The West Conway Home Demonstration Club held its May meeting at the home of Mrs. Gist Henry and members saw a demonstration on arrangement of home accessories by Mrs. John New and heard reports from its members.

Guests included Mrs. Carl Fiddler and Mrs. Laudis Prince.

25 years ago

(1989)

Amanda Messmer and Beth Glover, fourth-graders at St. Joseph Elementary School, demonstrated Beth’s science fair project of cartoon transfers. The “dancing raisins” projects of both Beth and Amanda won first-place in a science fair this week at the school. Amanda is a daughter of Sherry and Ron Messmer and Beth is a daughter of Ellen and James Glover.

10 years ago

(2004)

Mark Harrison of Conway was the overall winner in the Alltel Big Lunker Classic bass fishing tournament held this weekend at Lake Dardanelle State Park.

Harrison caught a 5.58 lb. fish to claim the first-place prize of $15,000. Gary Hensley of Conway was third with a 5.15 lb. fish and earned $2,500.

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