Yesterdays: 09/03/17

September 3

 

(2007)

HipSway, a men and women’s casual chic boutique, was moving into a new building on North and Locust.

Alan White and Travis Mulhearn bought the assets of the Farris Agency which had been in the Farris family for 104 years. Bill Farris would remain on the board.

Chesapeake Energy agreed to pay about $60,000 to replace a bridge on West Republican Road that was damaged by the company’s heavy vehicles.

UCA celebrated the endowment of an athletic scholarship named in honor of a former coach, Dr. Cecil “Red” Garrison.

“An Evening with Point of Grace” at Woodland Heights Baptist Church was advertised.

(1992)

First day enrollments showed that more students were being educated in every district except Mt. Vernon/Enola. Supt. Ray Simon said Conway enrollment was 6,372 which was up from 6,011 in 1991. Supt. Bobby New said Greenbrier enrollment was 1.786 compared to 1,635 last year. Vilonia enrollment registered 1,785, an increase of 83 according to Supt. Frank Mitchell. Mayflower enrollment was 787, an increase of 45. St. Joseph had an increase of 12, up from 408 last year. Guy-Perkins increased 18 students for a first-day enrollment of 278. Mt. Vernon lost 23 of their 360 from last year.

(1967)

Faulkner County Mounted Patrol’s First Annual Rodeo was held at YBMA Fairgrounds. Calf Roping, bull riding, ribbon roping, barrel racing, bulldogging and bronc riding were events.

33 Conway Girl Scouts were pictured lined up in a question mark formation advertising the need for adult leadership in the program. There were leaders for 16 to 20 troops but six additional troops still needed leaders in the Ozark Area Council region.

A new sewer system serving the western portions of Conway was under construction. The 22,200-foot line began in the Tucker Creek area and terminated about three blocks west of Donaghey near Tyler.

(1942)

Faulkner County Red Cross officials leased from the Continental Oil Company the vacated service station at the corner of Locust and Oak to be used as a surgical dressing room.

An auction was held at 1604 Caldwell to sell the household goods and personal effects of the late Mrs. G.S. Brown. This also included the medical library of the late Dr. G.S. Brown.

The Robert E. Lee chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met at the home of Mrs. J.R. Donnell, 822 Donaghey, with Mrs. G.L. Bahner presiding. Officers were elected and delegates were selected to go to the state meeting in Little Rock.

(1917)

W.E. Watson of Southwestern University succeeded William M. Headrick as coach at Hendrix College. Coach Headrick had been commissioned as a captain in the Army.

Treasurer W.B. Hubbell of Hendrix College received a fine Duroc Jersey boar pig from eastern Arkansas and had purchased a fine sow of the same breed from Iowa. Hubbell expected to raise a limited amount of pigs of fine quality on his place north of Conway. The two pigs cost more than $100 each.

 

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