December 8

(2007)

Brandon Lock was pictured showing his grandmother, Bea Lock, the artwork done by students at Ruth Doyle Intermediate School.

Sheri Delanty was pictured in her room devoted completely to M & M paraphernalia. She had been collecting the items for about ten years.

Conway Lady Cat’s Na’Dra Robertson was pictured going up for a shot during the semifinal game against J.A. Fair at the Wampus Cat Invitational.

Monte Coleman, former great on the UCA football team and a Super Bowl champion on the Washington Redskins team, spoke to the Arkansas Sports Club at Ryan’s Steakhouse.

(1992)

Charles D. Morgan Jr., chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer for Acxiom, was honored as the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s 1992 Distinguished Service Award recipient.

Bernard and Frances Nabholz were recognized at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s banquet for being named the Faulkner County and district Farm Family of the Year.

Daisy Parker celebrated her 90th birthday at a surprise party at A Place to Eat. Wife of the late, Kelsey Parker, a former Conway fire chief, she was honored by over 43 friends and relatives and received greetings from President Bush and president-elect Bill Clinton.

(1967)

Mayor Walter Dunaway was pictured signing a petition for a proposed constitutional amendment to lower the voting age for Arkansas electors from 21 to 18. The petition, the first to be circulated in Conway, was brought to the mayor’s office by Tom Eley, president of the Young Democrats Club at SCA. The Young Democrats Clubs at SCA, Hendrix and in Faulkner County began a campaign in the business district to gather signatures.

Susan Nabholz was chosen homecoming queen at St. Joseph High School. Maids were Patsy Worm, Loretta Moix, Nancy Breeden and Debbie Troillet.

(1942)

Mrs. Dora S. Stubblefield, county home extension agent, said there would not be such a variety of lovely papers, cards and ribbons available in the stores for wrapping gifts, but a little ingenuity would enable one to turn out gifts that would receive the admiration of the recipients.

Citizens of Damascus voted by secret ballot not to allow a former CCC camp near them to be used as a camp for conscientious objectors. It had been proposed that these objectors work on farms incorporated in the Central valleys soil conservation service district.

(1917)

Rev. B.E. Robertson entered upon his duties as junior preacher of the First Methodist Church, to which Rev. H.E. Wheeler was returned as pastor. His duties would be to assist the pastor in charge in the heavy work of the church, which had one of the largest memberships in the state.

H.P. Merritt, John Powers and Hargrove Smith, all of the firm of S.G. Smith, were spending the day in the capital city.

L.L. Sanders opened a new grocery store on the corner of Clifton and Mill and advertised he would "appreciate a share of your trade."