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Yesterdays Jan. 5

Posted: January 4, 2014 - 7:09pm

75 years ago

(1939)

One hundred and twenty automobile and truck licenses and 238 driver’s licenses have been issued this week at the office of H.L. Clark, revenue inspector, he reported today.

First of the new Arkansas license plates made their appearance on the streets here yesterday. The new tags are aluminum with black figures.

50 years ago

(1964)

The left arm of Bill Hendrickson, held together by pins and bandages, was worth plenty to the Conway Wampus Cats Friday night.

Hendrickson, whose arm is still mending from a football fracture, swished a 15-foot jump shot from the right side of the basket with one second left to give the Wampus Cats a 38-36 victory over Sylvan Hills’ Bears.

The shot saved Conway honest embarrassment in its first Region 3AA start.

25 years ago

(1989)

Greenbrier’s junior boys and girls teams advanced to the semifinals in their divisions last night with wins in their divisions last night with wins in the Rose Bud Junior High Basketball Tournament.

Both Greenbrier teams play in the semifinals tonight.

10 years ago

(2004)

Fourteen Guy-Perkins Elementary School students are eligible for the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

The sixth-grade students are Jade Saylors, Ashley Bryant, Dalton Throckmorton, Jacob Battles, Monique Berumen, Leo Walthall, Kendell Holland, Nick Cruz, Matthew Nelosn, Zalmenta Lyon, Paige Duncan, Summer Burroughs, Jennifer Passmore and Tatiana Riddle.

These students scored at the 70th percentile nationally last year, while in the 6th grade, on the Stanford 9 test.

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