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Yesterdays July 31

Posted: July 30, 2014 - 5:33pm

75 years ago

(1939)

Cows will not be permitted to graze on the courthouse lawn, County Judge W.M. Harper said today.

Judge Harper found a cow staked on the east lawn as he came to his office today and the first item of business he transacted was to issue the “no grazing” order.

50 years ago

(1964)

Mrs. W.B. Thomas has purchased Kay’s Fashion Center at 1051 Front St.

She will change the name of the shop to La Jo’s Fashion Shop. Mrs. Thomas bought the business from Mrs. Clyde Godwin. Women’s ready-to-wear clothing is featured.

25 years ago

(1989)

Frank Rivers of Conway broke the course record for the 44-49 age group Saturday night at the “That Dam Night Run” 5K race at Lake DeGray State Park.

Rivers was 10th overall and set the age-group record at 17:13. The old mark was 18:47 by Phil Lassiter of Hot Springs last year.

Barry Rivers was sixth in the 15-19 division in 17:58.

10 years ago

(2004)

Taylor Gault of Conway won the outstanding camper award recently at the Sugar Bear basketball camp.

Gault will be a sixth-grader this fall but camp director Checola Seals suggested that she compete in the division for grades 7-9.

She also was the Knock Out champion and a member of the camp’s all-star team.

Gault is a daughter of Kenneth and T.K. Gault of Conway.

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