August 1


Daniel Griffith and Aaron Loya were pictured putting some finishing touches on the new skate park in Conway. The Good Wheel Skate Park, an indoor facility, was located off Harkrider near Dave Ward Drive. It was designed by 22-year-old Joey Hambuchen.

The Friends of Conway Animal Shelter sponsored its second Chase Potter Animal essay contest for all Conway and Vilonia 4th grade public school classes whose teachers chose to participate. Winning essays were: Emily Harris, Jim Stone Elementary, first place; Micah Spurr, Jim Stone Elementary, second place; Allison McPherson, Ida Burns Elementary, third place-tie; and Collin Brown, Julia Lee Moore Elementary, third place-tie.


Jerry Clower, comic and leading recording artist with his down-home humor, spoke to 100 sales representatives and employees at Noah Corp.

Bobby Hill, a 19-year veteran of the Conway School District, was named the new Carl Stuart Middle School principal. He had been assistant middle school principal. He and his wife, Julie, had a son, Dax, who was a student at UCA, and daughter, Katie, a senior at CHS. The board also hired Cherri Burns as assistant principal for Florence Mattison and Marguerite Vann elementary schools. Excavating contractors were also hired to start construction of a new school south of Woodland Heights Baptist Church.


A groundbreaking ceremony was to be held for the academic wing of the new Conway High School. Superintendent H.L. Stanfill, members of the Board of Education, architect Dan Stowers and school patrons attended. The new $800,000 facility was to be constructed by General Construction of North Little Rock.

Six new employees were added to the Conway Sanitation Department: Wesley Hill, Coy E. Jolly, Arthur L. Scroggins, Harold Gene Reed, Clarence E. Nunley and Wendell Brown. Jay Fortner was superintendent and Jewell Neff was secretary at the department. Her office was in the Halter Building where she would also assist Mayor Walter Dunaway.


The Conway Kiwanis Club’s second annual camp for Conway and Faulkner County boys would open at Cove Creek. Twenty-five boys would spend the week there. The girls’ camp, which also would host 25 girls, would be held the following week.

About 300 men, accompanied by 105 hounds, enjoyed a two-day fox hunt on the big Cadron bottom farm of Ed W. Moore at Hardin bridge. Dry weather prevented the hounds from tracking the foxes but fishing was good and many nice strings were hooked. Mr. Moore thought it was remarkable that among so large a number there was no drinking.


The Ideal Theatre was showing Pearl White in "Mayblossom." The admission was five and ten cents.

The Green Corn Rebellion, an armed uprising by several hundred farmers against the World War I draft, took place in central Oklahoma. The rebellion was called this because rebels said they would march across the country eating green corn for sustenance on the way. The rebellion was used as a pretext for national reprisals against the Industrial Workers of the World. The Socialist Party of America was also discredited in the public eye for allegedly fomenting the rebellion.