October 12


10 Years Ago

Bennie Newcomb was pictured cleaning up the flooded County Clerk’s office in the Faulkner County Courthouse. Flooding in a second-story bathroom heavily damaged the first floor and basement level offices in the courthouse.

Circuit Court Judge David Reynolds was pictured portraying the “fiery hanging Judge McHenry” for the third annual Spirits of the Cadron at Cadron Settlement Park.

Senior Jackie Brown was crowned 2008 homecoming queen at Mayflower High School before the football game against Rose Bud.

Kim Harper was crowned 2008 homecoming queen at Greenbrier High School before the football game against Greenwood.


 25 Years Ago

The Vilonia Board of Education approved a contract with Lewis Elliott and Studer Architects of Little Rock to build a new high school and gymnasium.

Greenbrier Jaycees held their second annual “Swig-n-Squeal,” a membership drive for the Jaycees, at the home of Lynn and Shannon Heffington.

Rodney Gordon, a 1988 Greenbrier graduate and former football player, would fight on the undercard of a series of boxing matches at the Holiday Inn Ballroom in Springdale.

Fullback Cortez Hammons rushed for 94 yards and had a 54-yard punt return at Mountain Home, allowing the Wampus Cats to play their complete roster.


50 Years Ago

A rash of burglaries occurred in downtown Conway. The first break-in at the Conway Clinic, 919 Locust, netted burglars close to $1,000. The next night, burglars struck Fiddler’s Recreation on Spencer Street, taking about $200. The BanG Co. on Markham Street and Bill’s Gulf Station on Highway 64-65 North were also entered and coins from a cigarette machine were taken at the Gulf station. Two days later, an undetermined amount of money was taken from a pinball machine and jukebox at the Salebarn Café. McRae Produce and Hiegel Lumber Millwork department were also entered.


75 Years Ago

Sheriff Clarence O. Woodruff asked cooperation of cattle owners to keep their stock from running at large through the Oak Grove Cemetery. The owners were told they would be liable for damages done by the cattle.

About 5,000 people visited the Faulkner County Livestock Show which was held at the Smith used car barn on Van Ronkle Street.

The war production board gave approval for a remodeling program at Central College. Work would begin immediately to repair the damage done by a fire last spring in the main building. Improvements and refinishes would take place throughout the whole building.


 100 Years Ago

Conway physicians would make four-minute speeches at both the Grand and Ideal theatres to urge the need and importance of enlisting as army nurses.

A large electric sign bearing the words, “Terry’s Drugs” was received by the Terry Drug Company and was being installed.