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Yesterdays Sept. 1

Posted: August 29, 2014 - 11:32pm

75 years ago

(1939)

Mr. and Mrs. Theo Thessing last evening entertained a number of their family, including the employees of the Thessing grocery, with a picnic and supper on their farm at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Nabholz, about three miles east of Conway.

A large table was placed on the lawn and a bountiful supper was served, after which games and conversation were enjoyed.

50 years ago

(1964)

August may be replacing June as the month for brides. At least it did this year in Faulkner County.

County Clerk O.P. (Jack) Ward said today he issued 46 marriage licenses during August, a record for this particular month.

There were 31 in august last year and 36 in 1962.

Ward said his only explanation was “it’s leap year.”

25 years ago

(1989)

Jim Bob Baker of Conway has been named minister of University Church of Christ, Bruce Street and Donaghey Avenue, replacing J. Harold Thomas, who remains an elder of the church and was named minister emeritus.

His wife is the former Matilda Priest. They have three children, Mollee, Caleb and Laurie, and are expecting twins in October.

10 years ago

(2004)

The Conway Blue 9th-grade volleyball team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 25-15, 25-13 victory over Mount St. Mary.

Gretchen Wahl paced Conway Blue with 10 assists and two aces.

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