December 27

10 Years Ago

(2007) The National League of Junior Cotillion—Faulkner County held its annual Holly Ball at the Brewer-Hegeman Center. Prizes were awarded to Hannah Eaton, Douglas DeKunffy, Emily Hill and Mitchell Gibbons for the foxtrot contest; Emily Hill, Grant Ragland, Jace Motley, and Abby Hill for the swing contest and Lauren Powers, Brent Scott, Morgan Sweere, and Kyler Tipton for the cha cha contest. Winners of the Snowball Elimination Dance were Rachel Allison, Hunter Gould, Audra Staley and Max DeKunffy. The Jingle Bell Elimination winners were Katherine Predmore, Grant Ragland, Abbi Vanaman and Max DeKunffy.

25 Years Ago

(1992) Liberty Fashions, owned by Dan Kostecky, helped private entrepreneurs open retail outlets that offered women’s apparel, accessories, shoes and home accessories. Kostecky opened the business 12 years ago and managed it from a small office on Prince Street.

The University of Central Arkansas administration was considering making Wingo Hall an honors dormitory by giving Honors College students first priority to live there.

Joe Sunde of Conway was pictured aligning barrels at the Reynolds Aluminum recycling truck located in the Food 4 Less parking lot. The recycling station was open Tuesdays through Saturdays.

50 Years Ago

(1967) Paul E. Watts, owner of a 15-acre tract off Highway 65 in south Conway, said the site could become the home of a new $1 million one-stop shopping center with a supermarket and all types of business for a one-stop visit. The acreage took in the former site of the Conway Speed Bowl.

Mrs. Robert B. Benafield, Faulkner County Christmas Seal chairman, said $2,675 was collected for the fight against tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases.

Graham T. Nixon, executive director of the Arkansas Hospital Association, flew to Chicago to attend a planning committee conference for the National American Hospital Association.

75 Years Ago

(1942) Martin Browning, 77, veteran ginner and citizen of Faulkner County for 51 years, passed away at his home in the Bono community after a prolonged illness that had kept him confined for the better part of the past two years.

Jack C. Castleberry, who would become deputy sheriff and jailer when Clarence O. Woodruff assumed the duties of sheriff and collector, moved with his family from the Shady Grove community to the jailer’s quarters in the courthouse. Mr. and Mrs. Castleberry had two children. The Woodruff family moved to a residence on Mitchell Street.

100 Years Ago

(1917) With a total of over $13,000 of the state and federal highway apportioned to Faulkner County and now available for expenditure by the county court, Judge E.L. Smith would begin at once a comprehensive system of improvements on the main roads of Faulkner County.