75 years ago  


Dr. T.S. Staples was in Anadarko, Okla., visiting his sister this weekend.

The First Methodist Church awarded promotion certificates to young people who had been promoted from junior to intermediate-senior departments. The students were John Roach Browning, Bill Cole, Wiley Gregory, Buddy Farris, Martin Dickerson, Sonny Ledbetter, Billy Ramsey, Norman Morris Woods, Jane Hubbell, Virginia Short, Laverne Boyd, Mary Mitchell, Dutchess Welch, Marie Stapleton, Mildred Carter, Emily Jean Lanier, Virginia Cole, Nell Rose Simmons, Mary Virginia Shettles, Violet Sibley, Mary Hoggard, Edna Joyce Biggs, Marcelle Clark, Emma Carolyn Calhoun, Margaret Hess, Eloise Rhode, Jane Hobbs, Helen Hall and Laura Dale Cox.



50 years ago 


The total value of Faulkner County real and personal property as assessed for tax purposes in 1959 was $14,259,410, an increase of almost $8 million over the 1958 assessment.

The Conway Independents slapped the Banks Independents of North Little Rock 9-6. Paul Grummer got credit for the victory. He needed help from Charles Hoelzeman in the eighth. Edgar Owens doubled and singled for one run and scored twice and Wilburn Graham slammed two safeties for Conway.



25 years ago


Ernest Harper, 86, of Abilene, Texas, formerly of Enola, preached at Enola Church of Christ and Conway’s Robinson and Center Church of Christ. Harper called the Enola church "the dearest little church in the world." He said he grew up in that church and found Miss Ollie Poe, his wife, there. 

Truman Capote, the award-winning author of such books as "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" and "In Cold Blood," died in California at the age of 59.



10 years ago 


A larger-than-life mural of Jesus with several little children at his knee greeted anyone who entered the door of the nursery a University Church of Christ. Painted by church member Sally Allinder, the mural was vivid with color, depicting a smiling Jesus who welcomed children of all races into his fold. Ms. Allinder, an art teacher in the Mayflower School District, estimated that it took her about 50 hours of actual painting time, not to mention the hours she put into research, but the smiles on the faces of the 2-year-olds who were in the classroom every Sunday made the endeavor worthwhile.