Yesterdays July 17

75 years ago

(1939)

Miss Jane Hess of Conway has been elected teacher of home economics in the high school at Guy for the 1939-40 session. She is a graduate of the Arkansas State Teachers College.

50 years ago

(1964)

Four Conway boys are in Washington, D.C., to spend two days before opening of the Boy Scout International Jamboree in Valley Forge State Park, Pa.

They are Sam Smith, Andrew Thompson, John Doolos and Pete Pittman. The Conway youths are with Boy Scout Troop No. 68.

25 years ago

(1989)

Sharon Ford and children, Scott and Amie, of El Paso, Texas, are in Conway visiting family and friends. Mrs. Ford is a daughter of Doyce and Wanda Ballard of Conway.

10 years ago

(2004)

Kelsey Lea, 12, of Conway will be in a contest on NBC’s Today Show in New York on Saturday, July 31, and she hopes to blow it. Big time.

Kelsey is one of six national finalists in the Dubble Bubble National Bubble Blowing Competition held in Wal-Mart stores across the country.

She is the daughter of Lesley and Ancil Lea III of Conway and she is a student at Conway Christian School.

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