August 2


10 Years Ago

Vilonia recorder-treasurer Doris Scroggin had stepped up to oversee the city’s operations after the resignation of Mayor Ken Belote. Belote had resigned because of health reasons.

Mary’s Boutique, 1110 Oak Street, reopened. It has been destroyed by fire in January 2003 that wiped out the area where EM Jeans was rebuilt.

Lisa Witcher, 1999 CHS graduate and 2002 UCA graduate, had completed all her academic requirements, including her dissertation defense, for her doctoral degree in forensics at Spalding University in Louisville, KY.

Jason Cuthbertson would defend his title at the Willis Watkins Memorial at Conway Country Club.


25 Years Ago

O.D. Phillips III was pictured working to get around his father, O.D. Phillips II during a hot game of basketball at Laurel Park.

Phil Dayer, sales associate for Century 21, Dunaway & Hart, was named among the top ten sales associates in the seven-state Century 21 South Central States. The Dunaway & Hart office was named among the top 15 offices in the South-Central States.

Betty Sawrie rejoined Gentlemen’s Corner to provide alterations and tailoring. She worked there from 1988 to 1990 before going to work for Premier Tuxedo from 1990-1993.


50 Years Ago

Second Lt. Tom Scott was named Junior Officer of the Month for July at Little Rock Air Force Base. He was a photo intelligence officer in the 123rd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron.

Tim Gray, 17, returned from Brookline, Massachusetts after competing in the U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship. He had been playing since he was 12-years-old. His father was the pro at the Conway Country Club.

Village Rexall Drug Store advertised “The Senior Citizen Plan:” All persons 62 years of age and over would receive the 4th fill or the 3rd refill on each prescription at ½ price.


75 Years Ago

The WAACs would become WACs at mass ceremonies, the war department announced. The first of the ceremonies for swearing in of members of the women’s army auxiliary crops as members of the women’s army corps would be held at the first WAAC training center at Fort Des Moines, Louisiana. WAACs in training at branch No. 3, army administration schools, at the Arkansas State Teachers College were not expected to become WACs until September 1.

Director D. Palmer Patterson of the federal employment service announced that soldiers training in army camps would be available for emergency service in harvesting Arkansas crops.


100 Years Ago

Two laborers employed on the Farmers State Bank building were injured when the boom of the large derrick used to raise a large stone gave way, allowing the boom and the stone to drop. Will Stone was knocked from a scaffold and Oscar Hunter was hit by the falling stone.