August 3


10 Years Ago

The chain Edible Arrangements opened at 1050 Bob Courtway Drive, Suite 4 offering fruit bouquets.

That Café, a new venture of That Bookstore at Mountebanq Place, set an August 15 opening date according to owner Turk Smith. Judi Crowson, the food manager, would serve California-style cuisine.

Central Arkansas Baton Twirling Studio would open in the new addition to the Plunkett-Jarrell Grocer building that George Covington renovated for retail and office.

Joe Hatcher, a founding member of the Community Foundation of Faulkner County, retired from the organization’s board of directors. The organization was started in 2001.


25 Years Ago

Shirley Garrett, municipal clerk, was pictured working on records transition from court journals to computer.

It was estimated that Conway had a population of around 30,000 even though the signs at the city limits said 20,375.

Alltel Arkansas customers in Quitman were casting ballots to choose their long-distance company from a list of five possible carriers.

Donations were being requested for the family of Troy and Carrie Heflin who lost their home on Sturgis Road in a fire.

James W. McCormack was named to replace Carl R. Brents of Greenbrier as district clerk for the Eastern District of Arkansas.


 50 Years Ago

Mrs. Dorothy Yates, wife of Dr. Richard E. Yates, was the newest member of the Faulkner County Selective Service Board. She succeeded Edward A. Halter who retired from the board after 20 years of service. She was the first woman ever to be named to a selective service board in Arkansas. She was a licensed attorney but did not practice.

Mayor Walter Dunaway, Dr. Edwin Dunaway, Arthur Dunaway and Miss Julia Dunaway went to Pine Bluff to the Allen Dunaway Appreciation Dinner in honor of the former Pine Bluff High School football coach.


75 Years Ago

Thirty-seven Faulkner County men were sent to the Little Rock induction center for examination for the armed services. Two of them, the Ned and Ted O’Kelley, were declaring themselves conscientiously opposed to war and would have their cases referred to state selective service headquarters for examination.

Under Ordinance No. A-206, passed by the City Council, it was unlawful to burn waste paper or rubbish in the Fire Zone or business district and also in residential sections except for approved incinerators. George Stockmyers was contracted to pick up and remove all waste paper and rubbish from the business section of the city.


100 Years Ago

Theo Thessing and two daughters, Misses Frances and Antoinette, returned from a visit with relatives in St. Louis.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Hamilton received a letter from their son, Harrell, stating that he had arrived safely “over there” and was in the best of health. “Tell all my Faulkner County friends hello,” he said, “and tell them I am somewhere in France.”