75 years ago
Harley O. Weatherly Jr. celebrated his fifth birthday anniversary Friday afternoon by having a party at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Weatherly, for a number of his little friends. Miss Julia Lee Moore directed the games and the birthday cake was cut and served with ice cream.
50 years ago
Tommy Sanson, a former employee if the Faulkner County Health Department, has joined the First National Bank staff as a bookkeeper and cotton clerk, Cleddie W. Harper, president, said today.
Sanson is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arch W. Sanson of the Happy Hollow community and a brother of Rep. W.H. Sanson of Faulkner County. He is a graduate of Arkansas State Teachers College.
25 years ago
Lori Massa, 14 of Conway, recently recorded the song “The Locomotion” in Nashville, Tenn., to be included on an album of 1950s songs recorded by other artists.
Dale Hawkins and Jim Whitmore of Raz-Ma-Taz Productions are in charge of the projects.
In conjunction with the recording of the album, Miss Massa and eight other dancers from Irby Studio of the Dance performed in a Paramount Production dance video Aug. 22 in Little Rock for Raz-Ma-Taz Productions.
10 years ago
Jerry Carlton of Conway, one of the greatest shooters in Arkansas basketball history, will be one of nine inductees this weekend into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor.
He was the second Razorback to break the 1,000-point mark in basketball and still stands 25th on the all-time scoring list. His career free-throw percentage was .843 in three seasons and ranks fourth on the UA all-time list.