December 9

(2007)

Taylor Cagel, 4, was pictured telling Santa what she wanted for Christmas during the Holiday Extravaganza at Theodore Jones Elementary.

Brad Teague, UCA athletic director, was pictured working on his dish for the Iron Chef quick-fire culinary excellence competition at the UCA cafeteria. He competed against assistant intramural facilities director David Horton and associate director for housing Kevin Hamilton.

Tyson and Carol Kymes of Conway and partner Danny Lyons opened the Kymes-Lyons Physical Therapy Sports Performance Center on Club Lane. The 16,000-square-foot facility housed a speed school as well as physical therapists.

(1992)

Second Baptist Church presented its 14th annual "Christmas Festival" at the Conway Public Schools auditorium. John Gathright directed the drama, "Joy to You," which featured contemporary scenes from downtown Conway and various Biblical settings. The cast included Staci Standridge, Jenny Beth Pillow, Corey Hale, Bradley Phillips, Cal Boudreaux, Mr. Gathright and David Crow. Soloists were Mike Evans, Janet Gathright, Bonnie Curlin, Rebecca Trammell, Stacy Dutton and Laura Dutton. Production crew included Bill Garrett, Jack Dunn, Wayne Cox and Ray Martin.

Joe and Pat Bass’ decorated house at 1808 Washington Avenue was pictured as displaying the true meaning of Christmas.

(1967)

Brown-Thorn-Hoyt-Jones TV Sales and Service, 504 Oak, advertised a $399.95 Zenith console stereo plus a $58.95 record library and mobile cart for $7.95. Other stores in the area were also advertising console stereos.

James F. Pew, CHS vocational agriculture instructor, was pictured explaining the mechanism of a small gas engine to his students, Darrell Russell, Freddie Morgan, Tim Starkey, Farrell Russell and Danny May. One hundred and two boys were enrolled in the vocational agriculture department which provided technical and laboratory instruction. In the third and fourth year, the boys were given instruction in business ownership, economics, finance and accounting.

(1942)

The ASTC was planning to offer a course under the auspices of the ESMWT for women who were college graduates and wished to qualify as civilian junior engineers, for whom there was a large demand.

Harold Scull, 24, whose parents lived in Conway and who had worked in the MGM motion picture studio in Hollywood since his medical discharge from the army, had received a test for entering pictures himself. Producer Pasternak recently ordered the test for young Scull opposite Frances Ann Rafferty, a new starlet at MGM. Scull won the district Arkansas high school contest in 1937.

(1917)

A box supper was held at the Reeves school for the purpose of buying shades.

Jo McCulloch, who for two years had owned the Conway Motor Car Company, went to Little Rock to enlist in the aviation department of the Army as a mechanic and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, MO.

As a means of conserving fuel, Supt. O.V. Leverett directed that the street lights operated by the municipal plant be turned off at midnight instead of burning all night. He also requested that all consumers be careful to turn off their lights when not in use.