December 16

(2007)

Ann Thompson, Laurelise Hubbard and Kaitlyn Hubbard were pictured playing guitar and singing instead of the usual bell-ringing at the Salvation Army bucket in front of the Wal-Mart on Hwy. 65.

Sen. Gilbert Baker was pictured handing a Senate citation to Steve "Painter" Polk, at the 7th Annual Conway Regional Toy Run. The citation was given to Polk for organizing local bikers to participate in the toy run benefit.

Glowing Buns Hot Dogs, owned by Don Kacynski and JoAnn Lentz, set up shop in front of the Conway Family Bowling Center.

Fazoli’s Italian Restaurant on Hwy. 65 closed.

(1992)

The National Weather Service issued a river flood warning for the area around Toad Suck Lock and Dam. The river was expected to reach flood stage in two days. The level had risen four feet within the past 24 hours and was expected to crest at 276 feet. Flood stage was 275 feet.

Bart Simpson was listed as a popular gift for youth and was taking a prominent place on store shelves for Christmas.

Michael Caine starred as Ebenezer Scrooge and Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit in "The Muppet Christmas Carol," which opened at local theatres.

(1967)

Ernest Halter, Jr. a systems engineer with IBM at Little Rock for the past four years, joined the SCA faculty as an instructor of business specializing in computer sciences. Halter would teach a data-processing course which would stress the use of computers in solving business problems.

Catherine Ann Henze, a CHS senior, was named the 1967 national winner at the National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards competition.

Thomas F. (Robbie) Robinson, a 21-year-old SCA senior mathematics major from Conway, was accepted to the UA School of Medicine. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Robinson.

(1942)

James J. Kane, president of the Conway Kiwanis Club, announced that the Kiwanis Club’s annual party for Faulkner County children,14-years-old and younger, would be presented at the Conway theatres.

The Conway branch of American Association of University Women requested that women of Conway and Faulkner County take discarded hosiery to the J.C. Penney store to give to the salvage committee. A receptacle might be found on the hosiery counter at the store. Only clean hosiery was desired and might be silk, nylon and silk, nylon, cotton and silk, silk and rayon, but no rayon was wanted.

(1917)

The bluebird emblem may be a popular sign of luck, but Howard Terry, druggist in this city, believed the red bird emblem of luck stays with a fellow better, at least when the emblem was on a bicycle. Some months ago, a Red Bird wheel was stolen from the front of Mr. Terry’s store. Four months later it was found in a field. A few weeks later the bicycle was stolen again. A man found the bicycle in a thicket about three miles from town while he and his friends were quail hunting.