Yesterdays: 11/13/17

November 13

 

(2007)

The 2007 Faulkner County Leadership Institute graduates were Jackie Bennett, Donna Boxley, Mike Caldwell, Chuck Clawson, Leslie Eddy, Stacie Edwards, Richard Gifford, Kimberly Hess, Randy Higgins, Greg Hunt, Valarie Lane, Patti McCauley, Sheila Rupert, Chad Russell, Jerry Rye, Wendy Shirer and Marvin Williams.

St. Joseph Homecoming Court members were Holly Cooper, Brooke Mayor, Abbey Eckert, Lindsey Boone, Emily Luyet, Maegan Kordsmeier and Elaine Kordsmeier.

Arkansas Utility Protection Services (ARKUPS) graduates were James Johnson, Charles Underwood, Russell Howard, Kendall Johnson, Ronald Peck and Pat McCarron.

(1967)

Tom Lindsey found a brick in the torn-down structure of the old Conway Post Office at Van Ronkle and Spencer that carried the name of “Joe Bec..” and the date, “190..” indicating it was made sometime between 1900 and 1910. He believed the brick came from an old kiln that once operated west of Conway. Prior to the time the building was used as a post office, it was used as a warehouse by the former S.G. Smith Store. Buggies were stored in the building a number of years. Lindsey was clearing the lot for the new Security Savings and Loan.

(1942)

The Young Business Men’s Association (YBMA) had a fish fry at Cedar Park to honor persons who helped in the Faulkner County Fair.

The Chamber of Commerce signed a contract with Four States Exterminating Company of Texarkana for a rat extermination campaign to be launched in the business district.

Jo Evelyn Disinger was formally crowned “Hi-Day” queen at Conway High School. Bill Lewis, captain of the football squad, presided at the coronation service and the queen made a short speech of acceptance.

Application for rationing certificates for purchase of men’s rubber boots and rubber work shoes would be made by mail.

(1992)

Robert Baker, a Kordsmeier Remodeling Service employee, was pictured putting the finishing touches on a carpeted room in the newly remodeled Front Street Mall. American Management began moving into the space and planned to open after Thanksgiving.

Rebecca Henze and Brian Strack, both St. Joseph seniors, were named Optimist Teens of the Month by the Conway Noon Optimist Club.

The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command Band of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois performed at a free concert at the Conway Public Schools auditorium.

(1917)

After being sent to India, Howard C. Bishop of Conway, Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and now in the British Army YMCA work, was almost immediately transferred to a post in East Africa, according to letters just received by his parents.

“The Victory of the Cross” and “Cross Bearing in 1917” were the sermon subjects at the Presbyterian Church. A welcome was extended to all to enjoy these services with them.

 

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