Yesterdays: 11/06/17

November 6

 

(2007)

Terri York, district manager for the Log Cabin Democrat, delivered a baby girl for some friends while substituting on a paper route. She had never delivered a baby before but had been present at the home births of three of her grandchildren.

Four pieces of artwork jointly commissioned by Acxiom Corporation, the Conway Development Corporation, Hendrix College and UCA were unveiled at the Conway Country Club. The works were painted by award-winning illustrator John Rus of Chicago and mimicked the art-deco-style of 1920s travel posters. They were intended to help brand and market the city to prospective residents.

(1992)

Amanda Jegier, 9, Sara Schrekenhofer, 13, and Jessica Schrekenhofer, 6, are pictured getting ready for a bicycle ride.

The Rev. Tony McKay, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, announced the elected officers for the Parish Council: Jim Luyet, president; A.J. Hambuchen, vice-president; and Mary Jo Simon, secretary.

The unveiling of a portrait of Bob Green, former owner of Bob’s Grill, a well-known restaurant on Oak Street, would be celebrated during the Christmas Open House in downtown Conway. The portrait was executed by Todd Mallett, a Conway artist who had won awards for his work with Ducks Unlimited.

(1967)

Conway entries in the North Arkansas Junior Miss Pageant at SCA were Linda Beene, Annie Bland, Cynthia Hukill and Cathey Maxey.

Robert L. Chapman was named as minister of music at First Baptist Church in Conway. He and his wife, Evalyn, and son, Greg, were residing at 2219 Independence Avenue. Mrs. Bob Banister, former director of the choir at First Baptist Church resigned the position several months earlier.

Lt. Frank Lambert, 33, of the Marine Corps was home after spending 13 months in Vietnam. His wife was the former Leola Jane Shepherd. Her parents operated the Sands Motel.

(1942)

The Red Cross unit would make surgical dressings at the Continental Oil Company’s service station at the corner of Locust and Oak. Mrs. Frank Robins, Jr., Mrs. Nora Peay and Mrs. L.F. Pollack completed training in making the dressings.

George M. Cohan, 64, one of the most beloved characters in American show business, died after a long illness. He composed “Yankee Doodle Boy” and “Over There,” a WWI song.

The American Legion Auxiliary’s poppy sale would raise funds to help the needy children of men at war as well as the children of deceased and disabled veterans of WWI.

(1917)

From the Greenbrier column: Virgil Spears, who reported losing $61 in currency in Snow and Alewyne’s store, found the remains of his money in a bunch of waste paper that had been burned from E.J. McCracken’s store, where Spears works.

W. Arthur Gibbon, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Gibbon of Conway, would leave for Little Rock, where he would stand examination to the aviation corps of the United States Army.

 

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