Erica Wise moved from Wild Hair Salon to Jo-La-Ru Salon in the North Plaza Shopping Center.
Tammy McCollum, career orientation teacher at Carl Stuart Middle School, was selected as the Southwest Regional District Vice-President for the Arkansas Career Orientation Teachers Association.
Jack and Elizabeth Sotallaro of Pak Mail of Conway received the President’s Award for year-over-year sales growth from Area Developer Nancy Mitchell at the franchise’s Southwest Region meeting in Memphis.
Meagan Pennington, 8, donated her 10-inch long braid to Locks of Love. Bobbye Harper, the owner/stylist of the Head Shop did the honor of cutting her hair.
Navy Petty Officer, 2nd class George B. Scott, a 1987 CHS graduate, was promoted to that rank while he was aboard the submarine USS Aspro, ported in Pearl Harbor. His wife was the former Susan Wills.
The UCA Preparatory School of Music was renamed the UCA Community School of Music.
The Hendrix College Chemistry and Physics departments were being assisted by local high school teachers in a summer research project. Students working on the research included Sandy Simon, a junior physics major from Conway. Tim Trawick, CHS physics instructor, was also involved in the project.
Metal Stamping was the only company to submit a bid for the manufacture of Arkansas’ 1968 automobile license tags. The plates would be aluminum instead of steel and would be permanent. New decals would be attached each year.
Vandals paid a visit to the new city water tower located on the YBMA Fairgrounds. Three hook ladders were damaged, ropes thrown from the top of the tower and a 10-gallon water cooler dropped from its resting place.
Kenneth Stephens, who led the NLR Wildcats to #1 in 1966, was named coach of the year by the Arkansas Coaches Association.
Agricultural marketing administration officials announced domestic cheese would be the victory food special for the latter half of August. Theo J. Hiegel, county chairman, said local merchants would feature cheese during this period. Commodities designated as victory food specials were selected from foods in “super-abundance.” By consuming victory foods, other vital foods needed for the war effort could be supplied in sufficient quantities to the fighting forces and the United Nations. Conway homemakers were urged to serve cheese to prevent waste of this vital food and at the same time stretch family budgets.
The registration of women from Cadron Township for war service would be held at Heiligers’ Palm Garden, three doors north of the Faulkner County Bank on Front Street.
From the Kendall news column: “We are having some dry weather at present. Corn is still looking good and cotton is looking fine just now. Several from here went to the singing on Horseshoe Mountain and reported some fine singing. Dr. Dawson was called to Martinville to see Mrs. Will Mahar, who has typhoid fever. Jo Mallett, who fell from a load of hay and was painfully injured, was recovering.