May 31

(2009) Gene Hodges and Christ Padgett were promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Conway Police Department and would take a supervisory role in the patrol division.  Chuck Clawson, a deputy prosecutor for the 20th Judicial District, was appointed to the Judicial Nominations Committee by President-Elect Donna C. Pettus of Fayetteville. Jaime Wilcox started a new business at 625 Salem Road, Suite 1, the former location of New York NY Deli. She would make homemade meals that customers could take home and bake. Michelle and Rodney Willis opened Willis Turf and Outdoor Equipment at 511 Highway 65 North.

(1994) Desmond Walls Allen of Conway and Carolyn Earle Billingsley of Bryant were conducting a genealogy workshop at UCA titled, “Attacking the Records: Effective Genealogy Research.” Julie Tudor, a fourth grader at Vilonia Elementary School, received a $200 savings bond and an Apple Macintosh personal computer, printer and software for competing in the Bryan Foods, Inc. Ford for Thought Smart Reader program. Junior Auxiliary officers elected for 1994-95 were Dianna Grissom, president; Janis Elms, vice president; Nancy Rhodes, recording secretary, Zanette Bill, corresponding secretary; Vicki McCarron, treasurer; and Teresa Huff, assistant treasurer.

(1969) The Second Baptist afternoon Kindergarten graduates were Karla Beggs, Kathy Kirby, Rhonda Harrington, Kim Long, Dena Pippin, Sheila Ward, Christy Bishop, Gena Bradley, Kerri Moulder, Sonya Breeding, La Tanya Daves, Brian David Wahl, Ancil Lea III, Steven Delk, Mark Musgrave, Tommy Perry, Danny Joe Bailey, Gwen McMahon and Jimmy Harris. Graduates of First Baptist Church kindergarten were Doug Turner, Patricia Bruckner, Jamye Montgomery, Susan Stanton, Tommy Davis, Steve Serfass, Ruella Shaw, Jody Callaway, Derek Harmon, Le Ann Watson, John Ed Higginbotham, De Nita Frost, Laura Loftin, Tracy Miller, Mandy McNutt, Terry Stewart, Anita Irby and Troy Hebisen.

(1944) Faulkner County Irish potatoes would begin moving to market in the following week. The crop was expected to be considerably less than the record output of the previous year. More tires were allocated to civilians by Rubber Director Bradley Dewey in Washington, D.C. Some 1.6 million new passenger tires would be available, an increase of 200,000 over May. Nearly 400 members of the state guard companies throughout Arkansas were expected to attend the state guard training school at Camp Robinson the week of June 4. The 766th military police battalion from Camp Barkeley, Texas would assist with instruction.

(1919) From the Greenbrier column: “Uncle” Jess Matthews of Enola visited Mrs. T.J. Matthews and attended the old harp singing in the afternoon. He said he never missed one if he knew it was being held. Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Carter and Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Batson were among those attending the children’s day exercises at Wooster. T.L. Waddle, F.D. Cantrell, C.T. Hogan and Sam McCale were in Morrilton Sunday.