December 15

(2007)

Mandy Townsend was pictured reading to students as Mrs. Claus during the Theodore Jones Elementary School Holiday Extravaganza. Also pictured was Montrel Bunting, 8, singing Christmas carols with teachers Amy Whitenburg and Karen Boatner.

The Quality of Life Council presented the second Holiday Festival of Light at the First State Soccer Park. It continued until the day after Christmas.

Conway High School students in the Junior Achievement economics/entrepreneurship classes built a company and designed and sold more than 420 hooded sweatshirts. The design was drawn by Matt Holbrook. Co-presidents for the company were Nick Schroeder and Mark Christianson.

(1992)

Members of the Wooster City Council heard an update on the progress of the Faulkner-Cleburne Regional Water District. Mayor Johnnie D. Stone reported on a meeting he and Alderman E.F. "Sug" McMillan had with Senator Dale Bumpers.

Arkansas wide receiver coach Houston Nutt was named head coach at Murray State. He had just completed his third season as the Razorback wide receivers coach.

Shady Valley and Rosewood Terrace, two Conway neighborhoods off Prince Street, lined their streets with luminaries to celebrate the Christmas season. Santa also made an appearance in Rosewood Terrace.

(1967)

Charles Dennis Robinette, a graduate of SCA, received his master’s degree from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins.

Allen Bellamy, Jr. of Pine Bluff, founder of the Mad Butcher chain of supermarkets, spoke to the Conway Kiwanis Club at the Townhouse Restaurant. He was president of the Pine Bluff Kiwanis Club. It was one of the largest attended sessions.

A week earlier, a group of five instructors from SCA, all Kiwanians, performed at Kiwanis. They were Dr. Jerry Manion, rub board and guitar; Homer Black, harpist; Dr. Denver Prince, bass; Ralva Bass, guitar; and Faril Simpson, harmonica.

(1942)

Mrs. Anna Hoyer of Clarksville was appointed a superintendent of the Conway Memorial Hospital, succeeding Mrs. Phoebe Martin of Pine Bluff, who resigned to take employment in a Little Rock hospital.

Adam Franklin (Frank) Kuykendall, 86, believed to be the oldest native and lifelong citizen of Faulkner County and a descendant of the earliest settlers of this section of the state, passed away at Conway Memorial Hospital. For a quarter-century, he was a field representative for Frauenthal & Schwarz. He was born in 1856 about three miles north of Conway which was not established until 1873.

(1917)

The YMCA and YWCA of Arkansas State Normal School gave cash donations of $387.50 to county chairman, D.O. Harton. This brought the cash received in Faulkner County just above the $2,500 mark allotted to the county for the YMCA war fund.

Cashier V.D. Hill of the Faulkner County Bank was elected treasurer of Waterworks Improvement District of Conway to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Rupert H. Weems, who left to join the Army. The waterworks board was composed of Jo Frauenthal and B.L. Harton, there being one vacancy which was occasioned by the removal from the city of G.W.A. Wilson.