April 22

(2007) Chelsey Cavin of Greenbrier was named Miss Arkansas International 2007 at the state competition held at Jacksonville High School Auditorium. She attended UA Fayetteville and represented Faulkner County.

Thirteen dancers from Ashley’s DanceArts traveled recently to the Rainbow Connection competition in Tulsa, OK. Brighton Bernard was chosen Dancer of the Year finalist in the 8 and under division. Camryn Crain, Emma Freeman, Shelby Hogue and Kiley Lefler were chosen Dancer of the Year finalists for the 9-12 division. Callie Barnett, Mackenzie Bryant, Jordan Fonville and Becca Morgan were chosen Dancer of the Year finalists in the 13-15 division.

(1992) Members of the Faulkner County Historical Society and the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as state, county and Conway government representatives, met to discuss plans to rebuild the cypress-log blockhouse at Cadron Settlement Park which was destroyed by fire. All supported plans to rebuild but a means to protect the new blockhouse was a great concern to everyone.

Ann York, assistant principal at Sallie Cone Elementary, answered questions raised by concerned parents at a meeting to discuss upcoming changes in school attendance zones. About 134 students were affected by the shift which was designed to alleviate crowding at Marguerite Vann.

(1967) A two-story residence at 715 Locust, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. John Ketchums, was badly damaged by fire while the Ketchums were away. The home formerly was owned by the First Presbyterian Church and used as a pastor’s manse.

M.E. Breeding won a new Merit suit during the opening of the new Bell’s Men store, 832 Front, owned by Cecil Bell. Jim Hoggard was the assistant manager of the store.

Kenny Stabler, Alabama’s quarterback, was suspended by Coach "Bear" Bryant because he failed to inform the coach that he was leaving campus to visit his sick grandmother.

(1942) Faber Watson, young Union township farmer, announced his candidacy for the office of Faulkner County Tax Assessor. Mr. Watson, son of Sam W. Watson, former chairman of the Democratic central committee and well known in Faulkner County politics, was formerly deputy assessor, serving under Tollie F. Ford and later as deputy county clerk. Later he was with the Arkansas highway department.

W.H. McNair of Quitman was appointed as a member of the County Welfare Board by the state welfare board. The state board also reported fewer welfare checks were sent out compared to the April of the previous year.

(1917) Miss Lena Imboden of Morrilton was visiting her sister, Mrs. Frank Leinhart, in this city.

The Woodmen Circle entertained members of the Woodmen of the World at the lodge hall on Railroad Avenue. The hall was prettily decorated for the occasion, with flags, bunting and flowers used effectively. A large picture of Woodrow Wilson was prominently displayed. Following an interesting program, refreshments were dispensed, after which dancing was indulged in until a late hour.