Yesterdays Aug. 1

75 years ago

(1939)

Dr. T.S. Staples, dean of Hendrix College, left yesterday to attend a round table on the outlook for rural schools, to be held at the University of Georgia Thursday and Friday.

Dr. Staples will preside at one of the sessions.

50 years ago

(1964)

Six members of Conway Chapter No. 10, Disabled American Veterans plan to attend the 1964 National Convention of the DAV in Phoenix, Ariz., the week of Aug. 17-21, it was announced today

Chapter Comdr. J.O. Stanton Jr., said the local convention delegation going to Phoenix for the five-day meeting will include Francis T. Donovan, Fred Basco, Tom Nabholz, Walter Swanson, Billy H. Dunn and Marple Goode.

25 years ago

(1989)

Roger and Kandy Freyaldenhoven of Conway are parents of a son, Koleton Roger, born Thursday (July 27, 1989) at Conway Regional Hospital. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Wayne and Joan Sellers and Dan Freyaldenhoven Jr. and Shirley Freyaldenhoven, all of Conway. Great-grandparents are Bill and Marie West and Dan Freyaldenhoven Sr., all of Conway.

10 years ago

(2004)

She blew it — and won it.

Kelsey Lea, 12, of Conway was crowned the Dubble Bubble National Bubble-Blowing champion Saturday in a contest live on NBC’s Today Show. Kelsey, one of six national finalists, blew an 18 1/2-inch bubble to take the grand prize of a $10,000 savings bond.

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