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Yesterdays Sept. 2

Posted: August 29, 2014 - 11:40pm

75 years ago

(1939)

The Catholic Club claimed the softball championship of Conway today after turning in a 14-6 victory over Thompson Men’s Shop in the deciding game last night of the city tournament. The game closed the local season.

50 years ago

(1964)

Rock and roll star Conway Twitty and his band will play at a dance Labor Day night (Monday) at Miller’s Swim Club.

Jim miller said he had a contract with the group to play from 8-11 p.m.

Twitty’s first name is after the city of Conway. The drummer in his band is Tommy Markham of this city.

25 years ago

(1989)

Connie Atkinson of Conway, Arkansas’ Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary president, led the state delegation to the 76th national convention of the VFW auxiliary, held Aug. 18-25, in Las Vegas.

As Arkansas’ leading representative, Mrs. Atkinson voiced the votes of delegates during the election of national officers and played a key role in declining the direction of the national organization for 1989-90.

10 years ago

(2004)

Jamie Bray, manager of Walmart on Harkrider Street, presented Lions Club President Dusty Hodge with a check for $1,000 on Aug. 24.

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Diogenes
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Diogenes 08/30/14 - 06:29 am
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1964

Tommy Markham (aka Porkchop) later played drums for Merle Haggard too.

Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd 08/30/14 - 10:28 am
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Markham

could play a mean piano as well. On occasion when he was home visiting his mom he would sit in with a local band too. He was in the Conway High School band but doubt you know what instrument he played?

Diogenes
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Diogenes 08/30/14 - 11:15 am
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No I don't have any idea

But my mother would've known. Tommy had promised to bring Merle up and eat biscuits the next time they were nearby, but it never happened.
Oh well... Momma tried.

Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd 08/30/14 - 12:13 pm
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Well

here goes he played the Tuba..

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Vivian Lawson Hogue 08/30/14 - 07:24 pm
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Tuba

That's correct!

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