Yesterdays: 10/07/17

October 7



Wescon Volunteer Fire Department would close October 25 after three decades of providing volunteer fire protection for the residents of west Conway. Conway Fire Chief Bart Castleberry estimated about 170 to 200 homes would be added to the Conway Fire Department coverage area.

The original Shaw Bridge Road in Wooster was being resurfaced as part of a joint operation between the city of Wooster and Faulkner County.

Volunteer Gabi Edmonds was pictured helping fifth graders Bailey Evans and Courtney Edmonds as they wrote a short story about their average school day. The students were participants in the Vilonia Academy of Service and Technology.


Bobby Brimer, of Apple Tree Service, was pictured sawing through a stump left after trees were removed on Farris Road. The trees were in the way of power lines.

Acxiom announced a $2 million contract with Nabholz Construction for a 40,000-square-foot expansion to the data center at its Conway campus. It would be constructed south of the current buildings according to Rodger Kline, Acxiom’s chief operating officer.

J.B. and Angie White celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the home of their son, Jerry L. White of Conway. The Whites had six other children.


Lynn Sloan, 27, assumed management of Van Atkins Department Store. He succeeded Curtis Miller, 49.

K-Line’s first mobile home rolled off the production line. Plans were to build four to six a day in peak production.

Holiday Manufacturing of Camden set up a 26 x 56-foot two-classroom portable building at Ellen Smith Elementary.

Dave Ward returned home after being hospitalized in an Oregon hospital with a kidney infection. His daughter, Dr. Wanda Jean Stephens, accompanied him home.

Deborah Harrington was crowned the first Greenbrier High School Football Homecoming Queen. Her attendants were Peggy Goodman, Bettyzelle Shumate, Mary Jane Baker and Charlotte Freeman.


A total of 13,000 quarts of fruits, vegetables and juices had been canned at the ASTC campus’ canning kitchen. The food would be served as part of the hot lunch programs throughout the rural schools of Faulkner County and for the training school at ASTC.

A pet cat belonging to engineers of the municipal electric company caused a momentary blackout of the city. The cat crawled up behind the big switchboard. A blue flame shot up and acrid smoke filled the plant. The generators had to be stopped to dislodge the cat. The shutdown lasted about four minutes.


From the Bristol column: The Bristol Baptist Sunday School elected the following officers for the fourth quarter: J.C. Garrison, superintendent; Miss Dora Jennings, clerk; Mrs. Josie Hollesfield, Bible class teacher; Cecil Phillips, advanced class teacher; Miss Stella Wood, junior class teacher; and Mrs. Lizzie Kelley, card class teacher.

President Jo Frauenthal of the Bank of Conway announced that Opie Hartje, first assistant cashier for a number of years, had been elected to the position of cashier, and Tom Davis, cashier of the Van Buren County Bank of Clinton, had been elected active vice-president of the Bank of Conway.



Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:28

McCollum’s Column: Some leftover banquet morsels

Serving some leftovers from the banquet circuit, both induction of the 1991 University of Central Arkansas national championship team into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and the latest induction brunch for the the UCA Sports Hall of Honor.

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Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:02

College Radio Day celebrated at Hendrix