December 13

(2007)

Bobby Porterfield, 51, recovered his Trifecta adult tricycle from the Conway Police Department after it was stolen from the Oak Street Waffle House. Porterfield covered about four miles a day on it and was just happy to have it back.

Glenn and Barbara Schenk of Greenbrier were chosen Volunteers of the Month by United Way of Faulkner County for their work with the American Red Cross.

Cleve Hamilton’s home on Fernwood in Conway was featured because of all the handmade Christmas decorations in the front yard.

Five-month-old Nathan Bauer was pictured with Santa in a photo shoot fundraiser for Newspapers in Education.

(1992)

Randall Price, vice president of Presto Printing, was pictured operating a new state-of-the-art press. Presto was the first company in Arkansas to purchase the press that could print on both sides at the same time and in two colors. It could also be set to run automatically.

Conway Regional Hospital took out an ad announcing that there would be a 15 to 30- minute breakdown of their phone service while a new phone system was being installed. Maggie Buntaine, advertised that she would be opening Magnolia’s a fine clothing consignment shop, next to Maggie’s Cookies on Washington Avenue.

(1967)

Murals from each grade were presented at the Sallie Cone Elementary School’s Christmas program. Pictured was a mural done by Mrs. Nolen Smith’s fourth grade class. A chorus of sixth graders, directed by Mrs. Arthur Havens, sang Christmas songs. Debbie Reese and David Smith were narrators for the program.

Robert M. Tubbs and Mrs. Tom Lindsey were installed as worthy patron and matron respectively of the Palmetto Ch. 97 of the Order of the Eastern Star.

W.J. Burgess was the evangelist for a revival at Immanuel Baptist Church in Greenbrier. Burgess was secretary-treasurer of the North American Baptist Association.

(1942)

Jack C. Castleberry of Greenbrier and O.L. (Pank) Clanton of Conway were named deputies by Sheriff-elect Clarence O. Woodruff. Castleberry would be chief deputy and Clanton would be deputy in charge of tax collections.

Faced with insurmountable transportation difficulties, the Arkansas high school conference voted to put its championship in moth balls and suspend all schedule regulations for the duration of the war. The conference also said it would not keep up with conference standings and voted to petition the Arkansas Athletic Association to suspend its rules, so members could schedule contests with service and independent teams.

(1917)

Grover Davenport, 80, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. S.F. Davenport, on Duncan Street, of tuberculosis. Funeral services were held at the residence of Mrs. Davenport with the Rev. L. M. Sipes, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.