Yesterdays Feb. 9

75 years ago

(1939)

Formal opening of the new Faulkner County Library will be held tonight. “At home” will be observed tomorrow and Saturday.

Miss Ione Williams, librarian, said both Conway and rural citizens are invited to attend, and library officials are hopeful of a big turnout. Visitors will be asked to sign a guest book.

Miss Williams will be presented a key to the library. The key was formerly used for the outer cell door of the old county jail. The library now occupies the old jail building.

50 years ago

(1964)

Earl F. Wilson has rejoined the staff of radio Station KCON, according to Bill Johnson, manager. Wilson left the station several months ago to go with the Martin-Marietta Co.

25 years ago

(1989)

Harvey Terrell Young Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Terrell Young Sr. of Conway, recently enlisted in the Army delayed Entry Program and will depart for active duty on Feb. 16, 1989.

Young will receive basic and advanced training as a Pershing Missile Crewmember at Fort Sill, Okla. He enlisted for two years.

Young is a 1988 graduate of Conway High School.

10 years ago

(2004)

Each year the employees of Kordsmeier Remodeling Service Inc. contribute money toward buying a Christmas present for the chairman of the board, Ronnie Kordsmeier and his wife, Barbara. In 2003, the money was matched by the company and donated to the Faulkner County Day School. The presentation was made to Ruth Castleberry.

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