Yesterdays: 11/15/17

November 15

 

(2007)

Charlotte Green, assistant principal at Theodore Jones Elementary, would be the first principal of the new elementary school being built on Padgett Road.

John Robbins retired as president and CEO of Conway Regional Medical Center. The Conway Regional Women’s Council established a $1,000 scholarship in the name of John and Janice Robbins.

Junior Auxiliary member Beth Ann Shunkey was pictured filling plates at the Thanksgiving Dinner for the Faulkner County Independent Living Services.

Conway Christian’s volleyball standout, Libby Merritt, signed a national letter-of-intent to play for Ouachita Baptist University.

UACCM would hold its 5th annual Night of Luminaries on November 29.

(1992)

Frank Oldham, Jr., president and chief operating officer of Worthen National Bank of Conway, was elected to the 1992-1993 Board of Regents of the Mid-South School of Banking in Memphis, Tennessee.

Sarah Morris and the design team of Phoebe Chamel, Shirley Vaughn and Tami Burnett were pictured standing near holiday decorations at Cash Design Center. The business moved from its location at Cash Lumber and Decorating Center to 925 Oak Street.

The Wampus Cat statue at Conway High School’s football field was severely damaged by vandals who entered the field through an open gate after Conway defeated Russellville in three overtimes earlier Friday night.

(1967)

Governor Winthrop Rockefeller appointed an Arkansas Sesquicentennial Committee to prepare for the state’s 150th anniversary of its creation. Dr. John Ferguson of Little Rock was secretary-treasurer of the group.

Thomas G. Wilson, Conway banker, was elected president of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. Wilson was president of First State Bank & Trust which he founded in 1946. He was also a member of the Executive Council of the American Bankers Association.

Starkey Construction submitted the low bid for the construction of a service center for AP&L in Conway on a five-acre tract north of Highway 64 near Interstate 40.

(1942)

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Farris of Okmulgee, Oklahoma were house guests of his brother, Guy H. Farris, and Mrs. Farris. Jeff Farris officiated in the Pine Bluff-Little Rock game at Little Rock.

The full-length “Gone with the Wind” was showing at the Conway Theatre for three days with three shows daily. The matinee was 18 cents and 40 cents while the night show was 18 cents and 50 cents.

An advertisement encouraged drivers to honk with three dots and a dash to remind speeding drivers on the road to slow down and become victory drivers, saving rubber and gas.

(1917)

J.S. Crook of Route 1, Conway, president, and Dr. T.C. Watson of Mount Vernon, secretary, of the Faulkner County Duroc-Jersey Swine Breeders Association, issued a call to all members interested in hog breeding that a meeting would be held at the courthouse in Conway.

 

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