June 12

(2008)

10 Years Ago

U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Vic Snyder announced that Conway was awarded $1.5 million in grant funding for the new airport.

Austin C. Samuelson graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a bachelor-of-arts degree in business administration and finance.

The second Shakespeare Theatre season began at UCA with a 73-member company, opening with “The Sound of Music.”

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program spokesperson, Mark Christ, said that the Faulkner County Courthouse could not be torn down because the courthouse had received two grants from the AHPP in the past, which prohibited the demolition of the building.

(1993)

25 Years Ago

Rev. Danny W. Rogers, pastor; Jerry Baker, chairman of the trustees; and Don Robinson, chairman of the finance committee, conducted a note-burning ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Greenbrier.

Susan Suits was named loan operations officer at Security Savings Bank. She joined the bank in 1989 and had worked in the customer service and lending areas.

William C. Brazil was named to the Community Service Inc. Board of Directors, a non-profit youth service provider serving six counties, including Faulkner.

Max and Sherry Litton opened a second Country Sampler Restaurant in Maumelle.

(1968)

50 Years Ago

Carl Stuart, Conway High School principal since 1954, was named superintendent of Conway Public Schools, succeeding H.L. Stanfill.

Neil S. Floyd, vice-president of First National Bank, was among 281 bankers receiving certificates of graduation at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. For Floyd it marked the end of a three year-course of study which included classroom as well as correspondence work.

A new Baptist mission was being built at Highway 64 east and Milam Drive in east Conway. Sponsored by the Greenbrier Baptist Association, it was led by the Rev. Earl Stout.

(1943)

75 Years Ago

Miss Mary Virginia Robins was one of six selected statewide as a junior counselor at Girl State. Conway girls attending the camp were Patsy Camp, Colleen Cox, Dorothy Jeanne Gillum, Nita Jean Treadway, Betty Greer and Kathryn Lee Flanagin.

The Ministerial Alliance of Conway announced united church services on Sunday evenings during June and July. The services would be held alternately at the First Presbyterian Church and the First Methodist Church.

The largest crop of Irish potatoes in Faulkner County’s history was moving to market. Lee Mode said he had purchased about 10,000 100-pound sacks, most were being shipped out of state.

(1918)

100 Years Ago

Following a custom which prevailed in many towns throughout the U.S., a signal for prayer was given every night at 9 o’clock when all electric power was shut off for 30 seconds. “Let this daily reminder bring all our people to prayer each night, and may we join our forces overseas in turning back the new offensive by such importunity, as God will not fail to answer,” said Rev. H.E. Wheeler.