June 19


Six skinny-dippers were cited for criminal trespassing after a citizen reported seeing them jumping the fence behind Gary Alan Strain Photography. They were found swimming nude in the pool behind the business.

Jake Fitts and Colin Fluesmeier, both from Carl Stuart Middle School, took home two of the top three honors at the Houston Nutt Razorback Football camp for eighth graders. Fitts won the "Sticky Hands" award for best receiver and the defensive end MVP award. Fluesmeier won the "Tough Man" award with the fastest time in the obstacle course. Corbin Alexander from Bob Courtway Middle School was named MVP of the running backs.


Robert W. Anthony, 74, won five gold medals at the Central Arkansas Senior Olympics. He ran the 100-yard dash in 15.09 seconds, the 200-meter run in 35.50 seconds and the 440 in 84.8 seconds. He leapt 6 feet, 7 inches in the standing long jump and 10 feet, 9 inches in the running long jump.

Gov. Bill Clinton was scheduled to speak to current students and alumni at the Arkansas Governor’s School at Hendrix. Some 400 were attending the current session.

First Baptist Church was to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility on Sunday evening, June 21.


A freak windstorm struck 6 ½ miles east of Conway and overturned a mobile home. The residents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Siebold, were trapped inside and had to be rescued by neighbors. They were only slightly injured.

Junior troops Nos. 3 and 176 recently held a fly-up ceremony for Brownie troops No. 267 and 322 of Ida Burns Elementary School. Paula McKim presided. Others assisting were Mrs. Dick Russ, Mrs. George Roundtree, Mrs. Bill Hammett, Miss Judy Cox, Mrs. O’Neal Sims, Miss Jane Williams, Mrs. C.B. Spangler, Mrs. Dick Russell Langston and Miss Suzanne Worley. The school had 91 girls in scouting.


Fred Keller of Conway, candidate for governor, announced that former governor J. Marion Futrell would be chairman of his campaign advisory committee.

Combination envelopes and letterheads for writing V-mail letters to men in the armed services were available at the Conway post office. There was no charge for the letterhead-envelopes. V-mail letters going overseas had to bear a three-cent stamp or six cents if air-mail delivery to the port of embarkation was desired.

Vilonia school officials received a "go" sign on plans for reconstruction of the high school building destroyed by fire last January. Government authorities granted priorities for materials.


Work was begun today on the remodeling and decorating of the Grand Theatre. The front would be torn out and a new front, consisting of a marble wainscoting about three feet high and French beveled plate glass, would be put in, and the floor would be of tile. The seating capacity would be increased about 200. The interior would also be decorated and with the new ventilation fans recently installed, the house would be one of the coolest in the state, as well as the most beautiful.