Yesterdays Aug. 28

75 years ago

(1939)

Coach Shirley Durham of Conway High School announced today the Wampus Cats’ football squad will begin training for the coming season next Monday. Equipment will be issued Friday, Coach Durham said.

 

50 years ago

(1964)

The first bale of Faulkner County cotton of the 1964 season reached Conway Wednesday.

The 462-pund bale was grown by Joe Henry of Mount Vernon. The cotton (Empire variety) was planted May 2.

Henry’s bale was removed to the Federal Compress & Warehouse Co. Henry was given a $10 check by the compress for the first bale. The cotton was ginned by Enderlin Bros. gin.

 

25 years ago

(1989)

Heather Anne Irby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Irby of Conway, has been elected into the University of Mississippi Rebel Recruiter organization. The Rebel Recruiters are the official recruiting hostesses for the Ole Miss Rebels. Miss Irby is a sophomore health and dietetics major.

 

10 years ago

(2004)

Tammi Rossi and her husband, Mike Rossi, grew a giant Weeks cantaloupe on a small truck patch in Guy. The cantaloupe weighed 38.5 pounds, and the couple grew two that weighed 19.5 pounds each and one that weighed 37 pounds. They also have grown watermelons in the 75-85 pound range.

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