Acxiom eliminated 266 jobs across the company with half of the cuts taking place in Arkansas. Slow revenue growth was blamed.
Retiring Greenbrier School Board member Larry Oaks was honored for a decade of service to the district during his last meeting as a board member.
Ricaino Art Gallery hosted “Art After Hours” which featured local artists Melisa Ortlner, Rick Sidebottom, Wendy Bayless, Lacey Cannon, Jeff Gwaltney, Finton Shaw, Gary Scroggs and Lee Calles.
The inaugural Buddy Harding Award, recognizing UCA alumni for high school coaching excellence, was presented to John Hutchcraft during the UCA football game.
A large ad congratulated Brenda Hester, Vice-President for Human Resources at Worthen National Bank of Conway, for thirty years of service. She began working at First State Bank & Trust as a proof operator in 1962.
The Faulkner County Leadership Institute class would focus on agriculture at its monthly session. After listening to speakers at the Faulkner County Farm Bureau, they would visit the Joe Torian farm, the Danny Roberts dairy farm and Cadron Crest Orchard.
Bones believed to be those of murdered Russian Czar Nicholas II and his family were flown to Britain for final identification.
Four new teachers serving on the staff of Ellen Smith Elementary were pictured. They were Dana Moseley, Helen White, Carolyn Flynt and Geneva Bowlin.
Bob Andrews, after getting his motorcycle filled with gas (25 cents worth), got attendant Tommie Stevenson at Troy Kirby’s Conoco station on Locust and Oak to clean the glass of his helmet.
Old Conway High School friends, Lewis B. Norris and Ancell Sellers, were pictured having coffee at Norris’ Charcoal Chef in the Con-Ark Village Shopping Center. Both has recently opened up new businesses in the center. Sellers owned Powder Horn Men’s Wear.
Seats for a special preview picture show at the Conway theatre would cost from $18.75 up, Manager James J. Kane said. Purchase of a war bond would be necessary to gain admittance to the theatre and Manager Kane hoped to fill each of the 750 seats in the house. The picture would be the “World at War” with most of the scenes actual combat pictures. Special sections would honor war heroes—MacArthur section and Doolittle section. The Conway theatre was designated an official issuing agent for bonds. Bonds could also be purchased at the post office and First National Bank.
Professor J.P Akridge of Houston, former Hendrix student, was in Conway to enter his son in the college. The young man, although less than 15 years of age, was admitted as a full freshman.