There was growing anticipation of Apple, Inc.’s reveal of the iPhone later in the week. Steve Jobs claimed the gadget, which tripled as a cell phone, iPod media player and a wireless Web device, would be “revolutionary.”
Mary Michael Maggio was set to try to qualify in Atlanta for the United States Girls’ Junior Championship at Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Lakewood, Washington. She had already won multiple Arkansas State Golf Association and Arkansas Women’s Golf Association Junior Girls Player of the Year awards.
Christian Supply Store closed after 35 years. The store was owned and operated by Arkansas Freewill Baptists.
W.C. Jameson, who taught geography at UCA, released a new book, “A Sense of Place: Essays on the Ozarks.” This was his 11th book that he had published.
David Chaloupka, a senior political science major; Susan Dunn, a junior; and Scott Sloat, a senior interior design major, were chosen to serve as ambassadors at UCA for the 1992-93 school year.
William “Bill” Herndon of Mt. Vernon-Enola and Laurie Wiedower of Guy-Perkins were chosen to participate in the UA Beginning Scholars Program, sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Economics. It was a four-week program geared toward gifted and talented students.
Roger Burton was named head football coach at Conway Junior High School. Dale Kent would be junior high head track coach and George Jones would be head basketball coach at the junior high.
Pictured were Sue Gates, a Crossett junior, and Nina Webb, a Conway sophomore, manning the turntables in the central studio at one of three educational radio stations in Arkansas, KASC-FM. Sue Argo, a Little Rock senior, and Cathleen Odom, a Greenbrier junior, were also pictured glancing over scripts just before air time.
Goodyear Service Store offered a free 45-pc. set of Genuine Melamine Roymac dinnerware.
The Wilcox boys of the Pleasant Valley community—six of them—were featured in a story, “Brothers Team Up for Food Production,” in the spring issue of Farm Credit Record, published by the Federal Land Bank, Federal Intermediate Credit Bank and Production Credit Corporation of St. Louis. The Wilcox brothers were Sam, Ed, R.W., “Hub,” Morris and Fred A. A “seventh brother” was Harry Thrash, whom the Wilcoxes took to rear when he was 10 years old. The Wilcoxes were the largest potato producers in Faulkner County. The price of Irish potatoes advanced 25 cents to $1.25 per 100 pounds.
A permanent Red Cross organization, with a charter membership of about 40, was formed at a meeting held in the Commercial Club rooms. Mayor J.C. Dawson was selected chairman; S.G. Smith, first vice-chairman; Mrs. Jo Frauenthal, second vice-chairman; William J. Grummer, secretary; and Rev. J.W. Boyer, treasurer. Dr. C.H. Dickerson, Dr. G.D. Huddleston, J.T. Murphy, Jo Frauenthal and A.L. Barber, were named executive committee members.
W.S. Cazort and L.B. Atkeison were having a new concrete walk laid in front of their residences on Caldwell Street.