Employees from several businesses lined the roads waving flags and holding up banners as a convoy of Humvees and other military vehicles escorted a charter bus of soldiers from the Army National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade as they left for Iraq.
Town and Country Garden Club member Marge Reid was pictured decorating the Greathouse Restoration cabin in anticipation of the Faulkner County Museum Open House.
Sarah Slocum was named Miss UCA for 2008. She was awarded over $8,000 in scholarships and $2,000 in prizes.
Austin Sipes, 13, was pictured with his first buck, a 7-point, which he killed with a crossbow.
Someone besides Santa Claus would be watching the children in the Conway School District. The board of education approved placing video cameras on school buses. Two cameras and 20 monitor boxes would be installed and the cameras would be moved from bus to bus. The students would not know which buses had working cameras said Eddie Hawkins, assistant superintendent for support services.
The Talleys, a Christian music group, were in concert at Burgess Auditorium at Central Baptist College. The concert, sponsored by Central Baptist Church, also featured Greater Vision.
Conway High’s Homecoming royalty included Carole Wood, Sherry Norris, Paula Hall, Nina McNutt, Dinah Ludwick, Karen Blythe, Pat Havens and Homecoming Queen Cathey Maxey.
W.C. Heiligers, Robert Gant and Thomas Scott went to Houston to see the Arkansas-Rice football game and the Houston-Memphis State game at the Astrodome.
The Central Baptist College Mustangs would meet Petit Jean Vocational Technical School for a basketball game in the Central gymnasium.
A Bill Dean Chevrolet ad said “Let one of these friendly folks help you select the car you need…Bill Dean, Kip Paul, Quince Coker, Bill Holloway or Bob Wallace.
The Conway Public Schools would dismiss for the observance of Armistice Day, B.A. Short, superintendent, announced. A state law made it mandatory the Armistice Day celebration be observed. Superintendent Short had already announced that the schools would be dismissed the latter part of the week for gasoline-rationing registration, but he rescinded that action following notification that the rationing program had been postponed a week.
The third annual fireman’s and policeman’s ball would be held at the Catholic Hall on December 1. Proceeds would be used in the purchase of needed equipment. A well-known orchestra had been engaged.
One hundred and twenty articles made by the sewing units at the Red Cross at Conway were shipped to St. Louis. The articles included 30 pajama suits, 60 bed shirts, five feet warmers, one sweater, three mufflers, one pair of wristlets, 17 pairs of socks and two fracture pillows.
A.F. Milam began the work of erecting a 50 by 60-foot brick building on his lots on North Railroad Avenue just north of the Hines Hotel. The new building would be occupied by the Conway Marble Works.