July 4


David Clark, Faulkner County Deputy Prosecutor for 12 years, was sworn in as Division 5 Circuit Judge for Judicial District 20. The new position was created during the 2007 legislative session.

Dickey Fortner, captain of the Fire Marshal Division of the Conway Fire Department, and Mark Ledbetter, assistant fire chief, were pictured keeping an eye on a local fireworks stand.

More than 500 attended the Enola Independence Day Celebration which is sponsored by the city of Enola and the Enola Area Fire Department. Attendees enjoyed the fried fish, hot dogs and desserts. Politicians were on hand.


Jack Adams, Jerry Manion and Keith Gresham were pictured preparing to perform at the Conway Human Development Center’s annual Independence Day celebration.

Chad Fulmer’s three-hit pitching paced Conway Hawks Realty to an 11-2 victory over North Little Rock Thompson Electric in the TCBY American Legion Classic at DuPree Park in Jacksonville.

Kim Ward announced his resignation as vice-president of Noah Corp. which manufactured Duracraft aluminum boats in Conway.

Mayor David Kinley endorsed Metroplan’s enlargement to include Conway and Faulkner County.

Conway City Council gave informal approval for a fabric canopy on the band shell in the City Hall Park.


Fay Pew was installed as the new Conway Optimist Club president at the Ladies Night Program at Sands Restaurant. The Optimist of the Year Award was presented to the Rev. John Shell, pastor of First Presbyterian Church.

Starkey Construction would begin work on the remodeling and enlargement at Memorial Hospital. The work included adding a general storage area on the south side, enlargement of the kitchen and dining areas, adding two bedrooms to the south side, revamping the maternity ward adding four bedrooms to the north side of the maternity ward, enlarging administrative office facilities and remodeling existing facilities.


The revival tent meeting of the Second Baptist Church would begin Sunday and last two weeks. Rev. O.M. Stallings, missionary of the northwest district of the Arkansas Baptist state convention, one of Arkansas’ greatest pastors and evangelists, would do the preaching.

Mrs. Felix C. Balmaz entertained at her home, 1616 Simms Street, in honor of the first birthday of her son, Felix Amos Balmaz. The children were entertained on the lawn and were given favors. Guests were Emma Balmaz, Craig Bowman, Beverley Jean Gay, Patricia Lachowsky, Warren Lea, Rose Margaret Moix and Rebecca Morgan.


The Fourth was celebrated at Ebeneezer Church, southeast of Vilonia, in grand style. The celebration was under the auspices of the Farmers Union and a large attendance was present. Speeches were made on farm topics by J.E. Rogers of Magnolia, Bonnie Davis of Emerson, and L.M. Burge, state secretary. Miss Marcella Arthur conducted a demonstration meeting for the women. The Woodmen of the World band of Argenta furnished music for the occasion.