Revenue Commissioner Dave. L. Ford said today next year’s automobile license would carry a lively color scheme of white numerals on a red background. The state will follow this year’s procedure of issuing only one tag to be placed on the rear of the machine.

Jeff Mobley of Russellville, candidate for prosecuting attorney of the Fifth Judicial District, says he helped three Conway boys "more than they claimed" when their old car stalled between Clarksville and London (Pope County) during recent campaigning.

Mobley aroused Conway newsmen last night to claim he pushed the boys "four and one-half miles."

He said politics had been injected into the story.

Mobley opposes incumbent Hartje’s candidacy for re-nomination in the prosecutor’s race. The contest has grown bitter in the southern end of the district.

Susan Salter of Conway recently was elected president of the HAVEN Board of Directors. Other officers elected to the HAVEN (Help for Abuse Victims in Emergency Need) board are Sarah McAuley, vice president; Cathy Quinn, secretary; and Penny Gant, treasurer. Officers will serve one-year terms. Named to serve two-year terms on the board are Dr. Marian Q. Ross and Martin Shell; named to one-year board terms are Becky Ezell and Mike Shock.

The Southern Vintage, Fine Gifts and Decor at 1110 Oak St. (next to Bob’s Grill) in Downtown Conway celebrated its Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. Attending were Natalie Hendrix, Michael Massery, Cody and Victoria Massery, Tonya Massery — owner, Nancy Elphingstone and Mary Margeret Satterfield.