Yesterdays Aug. 18

75 years ago

(1939)

The fair committee of the Young Business Men’s association announced today it had completed plans for giving away a Plymouth coach at the close of the free county fair to be held Oct. 11-14.

The committee met with automobile dealers last night, received bids and selected the car to be the fair prize by drawing.

50 years ago

(1964)

James E. Stewart Jr. of Conway was among the approximately 430 graduates who received degrees from George Peabody College for teachers here Saturday.

Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Stewart of Conway, received the Master of Arts degree in Physical Education. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State Teachers College.

25 years ago

(1989)

Howard Williams of Vilonia has announced he will seek election to Position 7 on the Vilonia School District’s Board of Education in the Tuesday, Sept. 19, school election.

He and his wife, Charlotte, have two daughters, who are graduates of Vilonia High School, and three grandsons, two of whom are students at Vilonia Elementary School.

10 years ago

(2004)

Three Faulkner County students were among the graduates of Harding University in Searcy in commencement exercises July 31.

Alexander Mills and Jennifer Freeman, both of Greenbrier, and Paul Gottsponer of Conway were among the 216 graduating seniors.

Mills received a bachelor of ministry degree; Freeman and Gottsponer each received a master of education degree.

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