December 4


Carl Stuart Middle School eighth-graders Linda Soto, Travis Lehigh and Jeremy Floyd were pictured loading books that they helped collect for the Faulkner County Library’s Bookworm project.

With the help of Patriot Guard member Tina Weaver, Rob Hopper of Wynne set up a memorial flag field at Laurel Park dedicated to servicemen and women from Arkansas who had died since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The city’s Christmas tree, donated by Little Rock’s Bemis Tree Farm, would go up at Simon Park. The farm also donated an identical 10-foot eastern red cedar to the State Capitol.


Harvell Howard and Clint Blackwood were pictured wrapping starch-soaked yarn around balloons while making Christmas decorations for the Carl Stuart PTO pancake breakfast. Proceeds from the breakfast would go to the track fund.

Tracy Naylor, daughter of Dennis and Alice Naylor, was crowned queen of the ages 16-18 division of America’s Charm Miss Pageant at the Conway Holiday Inn. She also received the "most fashionable" award. She was a freshman nursing major at UCA.

The Rev. Larry Pillow, pastor of Second Baptist Church, was selected to write the "Insights" column that appeared every Friday in the Log Cabin Democrat.


High winds blew the front doors off Bell’s Men’s Store, Olsen Music & Photo Center and Duncan Street Grocery. The front of the Arkla Gas office was also damaged.

J.C. Penney store at 1109 Oak would install a new metal front and fluorescent strip interior lighting after the first of the year. Kordsmeier Remodeling would do the work.

The Evening Lions had a door-to-door almond coconut candy sale to raise money for the club’s Sight Conservation Fund. Carl Stuart was president of the club.

Minute Man on Highway 65 North had a "Spirit of ‘66" Special to celebrate its one-year anniversary.


Dr. George S. Benson, president of Harding college and of the Arkansas public expenditure council, told the Classroom Teachers’ Association of Little Rock that unless salaries could be increased sufficiently to check the migration of Arkansas teachers to other states, there was little hope of maintaining even meager educational advantages for many children of the state.

The first of three registration periods for 18 and 19-year-olds, as set forth by presidential proclamation following the enactment of the teen-age draft bill, would begin in a week. The others would be done in the following weeks.


The Ladies’ Aid of the Presbyterian Church of Conway held a bazaar to raise some funds to pay off a few necessary debts. All kinds of fancy work were on sale and there was a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The ladies had a novel plan of soliciting ads from business firms. Instead of collecting money for the ads, they accepted any article the merchant desired to give them. They sold the articles and in this way secured the money.

The work of laying the brick walls on the new State Normal administration building was begun and would be pushed forward as rapidly as the weather would permit.