75 years ago
A three-year-old Jersey cow owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Loyd, living four miles north of Vilonia, gave birth to twin heifers at their farm on Monday, June 5, Mr. Loyd reported here today.
Twins aren’t born to cows more than once out of every 10,000 births, and both being of the same sex makes the news of the birth of the heifer twins at the Loyd barn all the more unusual. When twin calves were born they are usually one male and one female.
50 years ago
Sixteen Conway youths are among 34 who will be on the Arkansas Teen Tour of the World’s Fair in New York June 23-July 4.
The tour will be conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Tommy G. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hickman of Conway.
The Conway youths are Terry Bishop, Bonnie Buffaloe, Susan Farris, Johnny Ferguson, Darla Keck, Nancy Milam, Janice Montgomery, Linda Olsen, Kitty Reynolds, Karen Ridgely, Julie Smith and Gary Standifer.
25 years ago
Matt Smith of Conway won the boys all-around competition recently at the Arkansas Razorback State High School Rodeo Association regional in Crossett.
Smith scored 522.32 points to win the boys title. Smith won the calf roping in 23.98 and, along with teammate Michael Harris of Vilonia, the team roping in 16.78.
10 years ago
Sunny Wilcox of Greenbrier is a new junior member of the American Angus Association.
Wilcox is eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.