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Published Wednesday, May 13, 2009

75 years ago


Greenbrier defeated the Squirrel Hill baseball team, 11-9, in a free hitting contest on the Squirrel Hill diamond. Batteries were Kelly Cantrell and D. Cantrell for Greenbrier; for Squirrel Hill, Grummer and McCoy.

The public school building at Mayflower, which was destroyed by fire several weeks ago, will be rebuilt during the summer and will be completed in time for opening the regular session next September, Dr. J.R. Kitley, mayor of Mayflower and member of the school board, said today. The state department of education had agreed that the entire amount of insurance, $5,000, carried on the burned building, could be used for rebuilding purposes. The loan granted on the old building would be carried on the original terms.

50 years ago


Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hartje and children, 1605 Washington Ave, left to make their home at 107 Kent St., Montgomery, Ala.

The eight annual conference of the Arkansas State Association of Student Councils approved an emblem submitted by Pine Street School as the new official organization emblem at a meeting held in Hot Springs. Pine Street delegates were Louise Lewis, Leo Morgan, Norma Fuller, Lou Hattie Fourte, Alvin Mitchell, Patricia Embry and Richard Nichols. Mrs. A.E. Landers, sponsor, accompanied the group.

25 years ago


The Arkansas Association for Retarded Citizens named Bill Moore, owner of Bonanza Sirloin Pit in the Faulkner Plaza Shopping Center, Employer of the Year for his efforts to hire handicapped workers.

Scott Coffey fired a 3-under-par 69 to claim medalist honors at the Class AAAA golf tournament at Belvedere Country Club in Hot Springs. In regulation play, Shane Gray and Clay Mainord both fired 82s for Conway High School. Scott Carpenter came in at 84, while Chris Holt fired an 87.

Bobby Acklin and Phyllis Fry were members of an advisory committee formed to help guide the Conway School District's adult education program.

10 years ago


The Conway Noon Optimist Club honored St. Joseph seniors Rebecca Anne Johnson and Brian J. Bowden as its Teens of the month. Club President Ben Thompson presented each honoree with a trophy and a package of complimentary meal coupons from participating Conway businesses.

A load of cattle broke loose on Interstate 40 in Conway early today when the truck that was transporting the animals overturned. Approximately 65 animals were in the trailer when the trailer accident occurred around 3 a.m. near Exit 129. Several animals remained trapped in the trailer for more than four hours, but 27 escaped. At least two of the animals were killed in the interstate. The remaining 25 made their way into the community, where police and volunteers were still trying to catch them at 10 a.m. today.

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