June 2

(2009) The CHS Welding team of Austin Thrash, Clay Hickey and Zac Brewer won the state Skills USA competition and was preparing to go to Kansas City to compete at nationals. A special deputy prosecutor was assigned to take a fresh look at the 1990 murder of Pamela Felkins. Special Prosecutor Jack McQuary of the Little Rock-based Arkansas Office of the Prosecutor coordinator would be working with 20th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Marcus Vaden’s office and local law enforcement to gather all evidence and seek any new information pertaining to the case.

(1994) Carmen Dickerson and Angie Worley were pictured rehearsing for the Connie’s School of Dance production of “The Tin Soldier.” Nissi Sturgis, Crystal Kauffman, Geoffrey Ryken, Kasey McMillen, Carrie Heather, Amy Holliman, Leah Johnson, Dorianne Dias and Brian Pearson were pictured as cast members of the play, “Once Upon a Playground,” a Conway Community Arts Association production that was held as part of the Bryan Hutchinson Children’s Fair. Sarah-Catherine Wilcox won her division of the mile run at the Arkansas Youth Athletics Association state track meet in Fayetteville. Her time was 5:57 and she was named to the organization’s all-state team.

(1969) Graduation exercises for the Jennie Hayden Kindergarten were held in the music room and Conway Junior High School on May 26. Members of the class were Denise Brewer, Melinda Schenk, Gretchen Park, Lisa Marie Hogan, Lisa Baldus, Paula Castleberry, Eddie Winter, Brian Strandlund, Todd Evans, Lee Beene, Michael Brewer, Charles Sutterfield, Brad Bartley, Bryan Coffman, Greg Tyler and Todd Smithhart. During the graduation, a musical play, “Animals at Play,” was presented by the children. The Purpose Choir of First Baptist Church appeared on television station KTHV, Channel 11’s “Eye on Arkansas” for three successive weeks.

(1944) Louis Carroll, Faulkner County game warden, announced the picnic seining and netting season opened at “sun-up.” Two-inch seines and two-and-one-half inch trammel nets, not over 100 feet long, were legal under the fishing laws. Sheriff and Collector Clarence O. Woodruff announced the appointment of Miss Margaret Wilkerson of Palarm township as an assistant in the collector’s office. She attended Liberty High School. A retirement income plan for Hendrix College faculty and staff was approved and would go into operation in October. Under the plan, members and the college would each pay monthly amounts based upon the salary of the individual.

(1919) Following the close of one of the most successful baseball seasons ever at Hendrix College, the “H” Association awarded letters to members of the 1919 team: Allen James, Wylie Montgomery, Walter Nelson, Vaughn Walker, Fred Coker, Jeff Farris, Pierce Merrill, McDonald Andrews and Joe Smith. Director W.E. Watson said the team was one of the best Hendrix had ever had. A two-page listing of general laws passed by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1919 was placed in the Log Cabin Democrat. Act No. 64 prevented the desecration of the US and Arkansas flags and prohibited the use of flags for advertising purposes.