December 11

(2007)

Faulkner County football players named all-state for 2007 were: Isaiah Jackson, Conway running back; Ethan Mann, Greenbrier running back; Kevin Puckett, Vilonia quarterback; Luke Bartlett, Vilonia end/lineman; Nathan Paul, Vilonia wide receiver/cornerback; and Nate Carlock, Mayflower lineman.

John and Stacia Adams hosted the annual HAVEN Christmas coffee in their "decked" home. Other hostesses were Melanie Conner, Gerri Crisp, Beckye Ezell, Kim Gullic, Karen Heath, Jan Hicky, Norma Hull, Nancy Moix, Pattie Murphy, Marilyn Nabholz, Kristen Norris, Lori Quinn, Sharon Rietzke, Susan Salter, Jan Stone, Teresa Vaughn, Debbie Weaver and Nancy Williams.

(1992)

Alex Moix, 4, was pictured playing with a truck during a Christmas party at Central Baptist College. About 75 children from Faulkner County Day School and Clifton Day Care Center attended the party as part of the college’s reaching out program.

The Conway Community Band presented its annual Christmas concert at UCA’s Snow Fine Arts Center. The fifty-member band was made up of adults from around central Arkansas.

The Faulkner County Live Nativity Scene was at Oak and Parkway, 6:30-8:30 p.m. It was presented by the community churches. There was also caroling downtown, and stores stayed open late.

(1967)

Hiegel Lumber was selling basketball backboards with an official hoop and net for $10. They were advertised for external or internal use and could be installed in two hours. Poles were also available for sale.

Herman Lasker, a physical education teacher at Pine Street School, was named scoutmaster for the new Boy Scout troop established by the Conway Council on Human Relations. The troop would meet at the Pine Street School gymnasium

Olsen’s Music and Photo Center had an open house at its second location in the Con-Ark Village Shopping Center. There were numerous Magnavox console cabinets pictured.

(1942)

When buying gasoline using the ration books, motorists were advised to buy gasoline fours—four, eight, 12 or 16 gallons. They would have to write their license registration number and the state of registration on the back of each coupon. Filling station operators would demand it, because they could not get gasoline replaced without this identification on the coupons. Eight coupons were valid during each time period.

Conway’s two fire engines answered an alarm to Frauenthal & Schwarz’ warehouse in the downtown area but found two alleys leading to the fire were blocked by automobiles and trucks which had been double parked.

(1917)

Cloudy weather with snow flurries was the prediction for Conway. It was nine degrees above zero. Both State Normal School and the public schools were compelled to dismiss classes on account of the cold. Water work fittings in scores of homes in Conway were frozen up and local plumbers were overwhelmed with orders for work.

Mrs. Sallie L. Dickerson, widow of Dr. G.D. Dickerson, died at her home on Center Street after a long illness. She was survived by four children, Dr. Cecil H., Miss Gladys, George and Foster.