December 19

10 Years Ago

(2007)

Conway’s Rep. Robbie Wills would be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives for the Arkansas General Assembly.

Tim Horton, a Conway standout who played for the Razorbacks from 1986 to 1989, would continue as an assistant coach under the new head coach, Bobby Petrino.

Jim Lambert, Conway Regional Interim President and CEO was pictured with St. Joseph Primary Principal Terry Seiter and students Brad Vandivere, Kyle Hartman, Makayla Joyce and Emily Hambuchen as they presented picture books created by St. Joseph K-3 students to patients receiving chemotherapy treatments. Some books had words of encouragement from the children.

25 Years Ago

(1992)

Stephen Cagle was pictured reading to Ida Burns Elementary students Aaron Terrell,7; Mesa Goff,6; Christi Brady,6; and Greg Pruett, 6, all students in Judy Reno’s first grade class. Members of Jayme Sublett’s English class at Conway High visited Ida Burns and Julia Lee Moore schools to read to the youngsters.

The UCA Board of Trustees adopted a policy that would suspend "for no less than three years" students found in possession of a firearm, or using, or storing a gun on university property.

Eddie Joe Hoelzeman joined the staff of Generation Builders as a project manager for the remodeling division.

50 Years Ago

(1967)

The Conway Police Department said it was aware of the traffic situation in the downtown area but was shorthanded. It explained that during the Christmas holiday period all police were on seven-day-a-week duty. Two officers were on duty, with one staying at headquarters during any eight-hour period.

SCA Faculty officers for 1967-68 were Dr. Waddy W Moore, president; Dr. Jerald M Manion, vice-president; Dr. J. Conrad Carroll, secretary; and Dr. William Foy Lisenby, parliamentarian.

An annual Christmas candlelight tea, given by Jennie Hayden Kindergarten children for their parents and friends, was held at the Hayden home on Mitchell Street.

75 Years Ago

(1942)

In response to numerous inquiries, Ed Phillips, chairman of the Faulkner County war price and rationing board, announced that extra gasoline rations would not be issued to allow individuals to make trips during the Christmas holidays.

Eighty-eight Faulkner County registrants were sent to the Little Rock induction center for army examinations. First reports said that 37 of the men failed their physical examinations. Twice as many were scheduled to go but those over 38 years old were told not to go.

Piano pupils of Mrs. William J. Clark were presented in studio recitals at her home on Duncan Street. The rooms were decorated with a Christmas motif.

100 Years Ago

(1917)

From the Personals column:

"A dozen of our photos make twelve nice Christmas presents."—Barnes and Nelson

"Buy a kitchen cabinet for the lady you love for Christmas."—W.W. Westmoreland

"I will offer any pattern hat in the house for half price."—Mrs. E.L. Hinton

Sales Staff at Frauenthal and Schwarz were listed: Bess Thompson, Dora Crafton, Gladys Gray, Mrs. Clay Mode, Mrs. Byrd Coulter, W.J. Gardner, W.F. Thomason, L.H. Moore, S.R. George, Floyd George and Joe Loeb.