Yesterdays June 18

75 years ago


Mr. and Mrs. Thurman E. Rowlett are planning extensive repairs and improvements to their residence on Prince Street. Work will begin Monday and E.C. Scarbrough has the contract. Mr. and Mrs. Rowlett and family will occupy the Cleaver residence on Faulkner Street while work on their home in progress.

50 years ago


Airman Jerrell F. Bates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garland L. Bates of Conway, has completed the first phase of his Air Force basic military training at Lackland AFB, Texas. Airman Bates was selected for technical training as an aircraft maintenance specialist at an Air Training Command school at Amarillo AFB, Texas.

He is a 1963 graduate of Vilonia High School.

25 years ago


Ralph Flowers of Conway and David Davidson of Cabot caught eight turtles Friday morning on a trot line in the Gold Creek area on Lake Conway. The two largest turtles weighed about 29 pounds apiece.

10 years ago


Several Faulkner County participants placed high recently in the Arkansas State Platinum Classic physique competition at Little Rock. Earning honors were Scott Hicks, fourth, teen-age class; Brent Scroggins, second, open lightweight; Henry Briscoe, second, open heavyweight; Phillip Brewer, first, novice lightweight and open bantamweight; Justin Hicks, second, open middleweight; Ben Hoyt, first, novice middleweight; and Jason Matyja, fourth, novice middleweight.


Sun, 04/30/2017 - 11:21

David Grimes: The nice guy behind those Toad Suck Daze runs

With Toad Suck Daze approaching, and the accompanying Toad Suck Daze runs, it’s a good opportunity to highlight Cliff Henry in my series about good guys.

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Sun, 04/30/2017 - 08:11

A Look Back: Highway cafes

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 20:21

Arkansas will face challenges replenishing execution supply

Arkansas will have a more difficult time obtaining additional lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the four executions the state carried out this month, experts said.

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