Dec. 3


• Kevin Hester was promoted to chief lending officer at Home BancShares while David Druey was promoted to president of the Conway region. Greg Sanson was promoted to executive vice president and chief lending officer of the Conway region and Cynthia Frost and Jeanne Love were promoted to senior vice president.

• Conway High School West unveiled a new display honoring past and present student body presidents. Former presidents were on hand to see the composite of student body president photos that formerly hung on the office wall. Judge Jack Roberts (1959-60), Lewis Stell (1958-59) and Dalda Womack (1950-51) were pictured at the event.


• Wooster firefighter Junior Collier was pictured holding a ladder for Chief Wayne Hartness as they battled a fire at a home owned by Fred Burnett. The firemen were called back to the house again the next morning when a second fire ignited and burned the home.

• First Baptist Church in Vilonia would present a living Christmas tree program, “Christmas—Sing Noel,” at the church. Rev. John Hamby was the pastor.

• Imogene Holt, Dorothy Duvall and Doris Goodwin were pictured preparing for the Christmas bazaar at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The bazaar featured crafts, canned goods, plants and bulbs, wreaths and woodwork items.


• Mrs. Garland Bradley, Mrs. D.L. Burr, Mrs. Don Hull, and William C. Jones received gift certificates in a drawing conducted in conjunction with the Log Cabin Democrat’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Time promotion.

• Jim Hoggard, manager of Bell’s Men’s Store, accepted a plaque from Estel Jeffery Jr., advertising manager of the Log Cabin Democrat, for the most attractive window display during the promotion.

• Colorful Westbend “Country Inn” cookware, in popular avocado or new golden “Harvest” was being sold at Nabholz Supply.

• Approximately 300 persons attended the Conway Faculty Club’s Christmas party at the Conway Junior High Cafeteria.


• The Griggs No. 1 oil and gas test well, being drilled six miles east of Bee Branch and one mile east of Morganton, reached a depth of 3,257 feet.

• A two-story residence at 1227 Front Street, owned by G.L. Bahner, was totally destroyed by fire. The house was formerly used as a canning kitchen but was remodeled in 1943 and rented to three families.

• The War Bond Premiere showing of “Sweet and Low Down” with Benny Goodman and His Band would be December 5 at the Conway Theater. Admission was free with purchase of a war bond.


• Morrilton was the unanimous selection for the location of the new Church of Christ college. The city’s proposal included a site with 40 acres, payment of all special improvement taxes on the site, free lights and water for three years and a payment of a bonus of $70,000 in cash or pledges guaranteed by the Morrilton Chamber of Commerce.

• All manner of credit was given to the Conway Commercial Club in their efforts to secure the institution for Conway. The club had secured subscriptions of $50,000, only $3,000 less than the amount given to the State Normal upon its location here in 1907.

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