November 9


The Farm Bureau Steelers won the 2007 Conway Noon Optimist Football Program championship under the direction of head coach Ron Hill at Curtis Walker Park. Team players were Ryan Akin, Zachary Arnold, Brandon Barham, Landen Benson, Sterling Benson, Davante Collins, Carson Cook, Deon Fox, Demontrez Franklin, Sam Freedle, Daniel Hobbs, Chris Jackson, Colby Kinggard, Neal Moore, Robert Oglesby, Michael Parnell, Harrison Pew, Alex Rieth, Zane Sanders, John Shell, Breylin Smith, Parker Spradlin, Nick Starr, Brian Taylor, John Tiefel, Danny Thomas, Anthony Tufu, Logan Walsh, Nathan Walton, Alvin Warren III, Skyler Wilson and Quenton Wyrick.


James Kane, a lifetime resident of Faulkner County and a former Conway mayor, celebrated his 85th birthday at a dinner held in his honor at the Conway Country Club. Fifty years ago, he was involved in the beverage business in Conway, operating a plant on Front Street and producing several varieties of soft drinks. He was also in partnership with the Malco Theater chain, operating the Grand Theatre on Oak Street. After World War II, he became a broker for Dunn Table Company, a small firm which was eventually taken over by Virco Manufacturing. He then became a general manager for Virco.


High school seniors who participated in an Optimist Club civic project during Youth Appreciation Week were Pat Johnson, Jerry Jump, Phil Hiegel, Helen Carter, Susan Nabholz, Barbara Lane, Sandra Burns, Rita Moix and Allen Henry.

Mrs. Wendell Kennedy, Mrs. Jimmy Starkey and Mrs. Raymond Evans entertained for children of the Jennie Hayden Kindergarten with a birthday party October 24 honoring Janet Weidower, Neal Starkey and Craig Evans. Halloween cake and ice cream were served. Favors of miniature artist easels and balloons were given to the children and musical games were played.


Rev. Edward B. Harris of Monticello succeeded Rev. Cecil B. Culver as the pastor of the First United Methodist Church. Culver was named pastor of the First Methodist Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

A new American Red Cross standard first aid class would meet for the first time in the first aid room in the south basement of the courthouse.

Indications were that the volume of Christmas mail would be the largest on record at the U.S. Post Office. Thousands of temporary staff had been added since 25,000 postal employees had gone to the military.


In accordance with instructions from the Arkansas Bureau of Food Conservation, Moll Bros. City Restaurant would not serve meats on Tuesday of each week until the government ordered otherwise. In place of meats, they would serve chicken, fish, oysters, macaroni, eggs and game in season every meatless Tuesday.