75 years ago


Miss Frances Pitts, assistant home demonstration agent of Faulkner County the past nine months, will be transferred, effective Monday, to the position of agent in Newton County with headquarters at Jasper, it was announced here today by Mrs. Dora S. Stubblefield, home demonstration agent. Miss Pitts’ position here will not be filled, Mrs. Stubblefield said.

50 years ago


Jerrell J. Coker said today he will be a candidate for re-nomination as Faulkner County tax assessor in the Democratic primary in July.

Coker, 30, will be seeking his third term. When he was elected to the office at 26, he was one of the youngest men ever to hold public office in Faulkner County.

He is a native of Faulkner County and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Quince Coker. He is married and has two sons, Jerrell J. Jr., 5, and Charles Ray, 3. The Cokers live at Vilonia.

25 years ago


Ray Coker and Glenda Coker, owners and operators of Ray’s Repair of Conway, recently were presented with a plaque commemorating outstanding Snapper sales achievements.

The plaque was presented at the 1989 meeting of state Snapper dealers by A.A. (Tony) Maliza, chairman of the board of Snapper.

10 years ago


The Central Arkansas Bears used "small ball" and timely extra-base hits to dispatch the Elmhurst College Bluejays 18-7 Thursday at Bear Field.

UCA (16-17) bunted its way to some early runs and added five doubles, a triple and a home run to pull away from Elmhurst (8-5).