December 14

(2007)

Bob Courtway Middle School students Halley Lachowsky, Michala Roberts, Anna Standridge, Austin Tate, Robbie Powell and J.P. Bradley were pictured modeling "Live 4 Ben" wristbands which were sold by Roberts and Powell to honor their friend Ben Patterson. More than $1,500 was raised for NBIA research.

New UA athletic director Jeff Long admitted sleepless nights searching for a new head coach. Coach Bobby Petrino was hired to replace Houston Nutt on December 13.

Kelly Gillis, student in Frances McGee’s science class at Ruth Doyle Intermediate, was pictured trying out a mousetrap catapult during a unit on elastic potential energy.

(1992)

Tammy Keith was named the 1992 Employee of the Year at the Log Cabin Democrat. She joined the staff in 1990 as a reporter after being previously employed as a reporter at the Jonesboro Sun.

Sunde Bagwell was pictured decorating her gingerbread house while Mark Traffanstedt pondered his own design. The two were first graders at Marguerite Vann Elementary.

Serena Parish, 7, and Brandon Ragland, 8, were pictured rehearsing a song from "Elf Factory," a musical performed by second grade students at Sallie Cone Elementary. The program was under the direction of Danette Fiddler.

(1967)

The Charles Ward home on Donaghey Avenue south, the Robin Brown home on Donaghey and Harlan Park Baptist Church on Hartje Lane were stops on the Green Thumb Garden Club’s annual Christmas pilgrimage.

A number of householders and commercial firms were delinquent as long as three months on their accounts at the department of sanitation. Mayor Walter Dunaway said people complained that they had no garbage to pick up but that did not excuse them for payment of the compulsory service. There were 164 residential accounts and 30 commercial accounts three months past due.

(1942)

Faber Watson of Union township, tax assessor-elect of Faulkner County, announced the appointment of Louis F. Noggle of Mountain township as his deputy. Noggle moved from Beckett Mountain several weeks earlier and worked for the Soil Conservation Service of Conway.

The remaining $5,000 of $28,000 indebtedness incurred 16 years ago was wiped out at an enthusiastic meeting of the congregation of the First Baptist Church. A special "ark of the covenant’ was designed to hold the gifts and pledges that were collected. The $5696.25 collected would also buy a new roof and make other repairs to the main building.

(1917)

Erbacher and Company, who for a number of years operated a meat market in the city, announced that they would put their business in a strictly cash basis, and all orders would be sent out COD.

T.B. Snoddy announced there would be an old-time Christmas tree at Oak Bowery Church on Christmas Eve. An interesting program was being arranged, consisting of speeches on the occasion and dialogues by school children. Santa would be out with a full basket.