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Yesterdays Aug. 9

Posted: August 8, 2014 - 3:02pm

75 years ago

(1939)

David R. Robertson, new head of the music department at Hendrix College, and Mrs. Robertson returned to Conway yesterday from the University of Iowa, where Mr. Robertson served as instructor in violin and chamber music during the summer session just completed.

50 years ago

(1964)

Xi Alpha Theta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority held its annual summer Coke party Thursday at the home of Mrs. Richard Holt.

The international theme, “Invitation to Life,” was carried out in decorations. The social committee, including Mrs. George T. Gray Jr., chairman; Mrs. L.M. Thompson, and Mrs. Homer Brown, was in charge of the refreshments.

Mrs. John W. Coleman was a special guest.

25 years ago

(1989)

Two Conway High School students attended a summer enrichment program last month designed to teach participants about cave life and its relationship to human life.

Rachel Reese, who also attended the program last year, and Becca Newman were among 50 Arkansas students who attended Project CAVES (Creative Adventures and Valuable Experiences through Spelunking).

10 years ago

(2004)

Leanne Bland, a fifth-grade teacher at Florence Madison Elementary School, and Karen Matthews, a second-grade teacher at Jim Stone Elementary School, gathered up a free breakfast served by Leo Cummings, customer service manager at Office Depot, for a teacher appreciation breakfast.

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