10 Years Ago
Accelerated Readers at Marguerite Vann Elementary were third graders Caleb Rush, Benjamin Thompson and Ian Isom; fourth graders Erin Bradley, T.J. Burnett, and Quade Reed; and second graders Noah Layton, Robbie Purifoy and Kirsten Flippo.
Sen. Gilbert Baker and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee played at a fundraiser at Dr. Michael Stanton’s home in Wooster. Baker’s wife, Susan, and Kacie Blankenship sang while Spencer Stanton played his fiddle and Don Bingham played piano.
David Westenhover, principal of Guy-Perkins High School, became the district’s superintendent, replacing Kerry Saylors who took a job as the superintendent of Jasper School District.
25 Years Ago
Jim and Verna Reynolds, along with his parents Johnny and Kay Reynolds, were the owners of KJ’s Quick Stop in Greenbrier which opened at the intersection of Hwy. 65 and 225.
Roy Spencer, manager of Stoby’s, announced that the restaurant would become smoke-free. A Place to Eat would continue to have a smoking dining room separated from the non-smoking dining room. John Brashears, owner/operator of Western Sizzlin’ was also considering making his restaurant smoke-free.
Sammi Jo Hartwick and Mike Wooley were pictured looking at Briarfest caps in preparation for the annual festival, June 23-26 at Greenbrier High School.
50 Years Ago
The Conway Carpenter Apprenticeship Program presented outstanding apprenticeship awards to George Conley, Goley J. Adkinson and Bernhard Schumacher at a banquet held at the Townhouse Restaurant. Members of the apprenticeship committee were Ed Nabholz, W.M. Southerland, James Abbott, Felix Moix, Sr., Bob Nutter and George Davis. Firms participating in the program were Nabholz Construction, Starkey Construction, Hardaway and Finley, and the Baldwin Company.
Eight Faulkner County high school boys, David Henze, David Wilcox, Allan Stewart, Robert Balenton, Tommy White, Steve Fulmer and Charles Ruple, were pictured leaving for Boy State. Steve Henson of Mayflower was not pictured.
75 Years Ago
Two army staff sergeants, alleged to have escaped with a jeep from Camp Robinson without authorization, were taken into custody after the jeep had sideswiped an automobile driven by Mrs. Anna Hoyer, superintendent of Memorial Hospital. The soldiers were alleged to have then caused a disturbance at Faulkner and Center streets when they entered the College Inn apartments.
A man was fined $250 and ordered to serve six months in jail for assault in municipal court. He stabbed his wife five times in the back with a knife after fighting with her all over town.
100 Years Ago
Over $1,500 was raised from the Red Cross dinner and auction. Many of the items were bought, sold, paid for, donated again and resold. Some were sold as many as four times. During a lull in the auctioneering, the local political candidates were given a chance to address the large crowd. They were allowed to speak for one minute for a $1, or three minutes for $5. Seventy-five dollars was raised this way. Proceeds from the dinner netted $150 and after the dinner girls sold flowers, raising $20.43.