Yesterdays: 10/08/17

October 8



Faulkner County Fair Queen Pageant winners were Hanna Jo Dennyson, fair baby; Zoey Andrews, fair tiny; Karendi Anderson, fair toddler; Madison Glover, fair mini; Rachael Mahan, fair petite; Sharady Glover, fair junior; Caitlyn Cook, fair teen; and Alicia Haflich, fair queen.

The family of Steve Platt, Vilonia School District’s longtime band director would hold a Steve Platt Memorial 5K Run/Walk “Racin For the Music” on November 3 to fund a scholarship set up in his honor.

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce added 388 members in less than three days during its membership drive.


Gladys Glover of 123 Griffith Street was pictured with her ten-foot-long bed of impatiens.

Anna Baker, 7, was pictured trying to put the bear’s nose on while blindfolded as part of a game played by homeschoolers at the home of Barrett McAllister. Her friend, Callie Constable, was pictured watching her progress.

Matt Linch, a 1992 CHS graduate, was named to “Who’s Who Among American High School Students” for the second consecutive year.

Steve Jones and Karla Cook were pictured pricing items for the Conway Jaycees Big Brothers/Big Sisters rummage and craft sale at the McGee Community Center.


James F. Pew, Conway High School vocational agriculture instructor accompanied Ted Beaty, president; Freddie Morgan, junior adviser; and Mike Davis, sentinel to the national FFA convention in Kansas City, Missouri

Don Reeves replaced Juarld Nunn as the manager of the C.W. Anthony Store at 818 Front.

Construction of the new 80-unit Holiday Inn and Restaurant at Interstate 40 and Highway 65 was reported to be about a week ahead of schedule. Cecil and Owen Bell were the franchise holders for the new facility that was scheduled to open in February 1968.


The Greenbrier school system, largest in Faulkner County and third largest rural district in Arkansas, would open its fall session October 12, E.V. Barton, superintendent, announced. The district had added three smaller districts in the area and would have 964 students enrolled.

Vilonia Schools would also open October 12. R.L. Saye, president of the school board said the school was able to fill all teacher vacancies, despite the statewide teacher shortage, without having to lower teacher qualifications.

The library at ASTC invited Conway citizens to make use of its books, extending its services beyond the students and faculty at the college.


J.D. Dunaway purchased the state agency of the Peerless Casualty Company of Keene, N.H. and moved the business to Conway. Mr. Dunaway intended to build up the business and hoped to give employment to several Conway residents as the business expanded.

The city council unanimously elected Wellington Robbins as alderman of the Third Ward. The council voted unanimously to levy a five-mill tax on real and personal property for municipal purposes.



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Yesterdays: 10/21/17

October 21

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Roundabout: 10/21/17


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Faulkner Football: No close games for county teams

Friday night was blowout night for Faulkner County football teams.

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