Yesterdays: 12/06/17

December 6

 

(2007)

James Kingsbury, a student at Conway High School West, was pictured taking a name off the Angel Paws board. Sponsored by Caring Cats, the Angel Paws program invited students and members of the community to choose an Angel Paw, purchase a present for the local child listed on the card, and return the gift to the school.

The Conway Junior Chamber selected Representative and Speaker of the House candidate Robbie Wills to be the Grand Marshall of the Conway Jaycees Christmas Parade. The theme of the parade was “Tis the reason for the season.”

(1992)

Hayley, 6, and Justin Harrel, 4, were pictured sitting on Santa’s lap flanked by McGruff the Crime Prevention Dog at the Faulkner Plaza yesterday during the Conway Jaycees Toys for Tots drive.

Robbie Dodd was the grand prize winner of Pigskin Picks. He won a free trip to Denver plus two tickets to the Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos game.

Rocky Harrell, Steve Martin, Dan Strain, Terry Riddle, Danny Mallett and Bill Townsend represented the Faulkner County Conservation District at the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts at the Excelsior Hotel in Little Rock.

(1967)

Mrs. Marjorie Meyer, a teacher in the Conway Public Schools, sold her two-story home at 2033 Robinson Avenue to Jim R. and Sherry Ann Stone for $16,000. He was principal at Ellen Smith Elementary and she was a teacher at Ida Burns Elementary. Meyer bought a home at 620 Western Avenue.

James E. Smith replaced Mrs. LaVone Shaw as the Conway distributor of the Arkansas Democrat. He was also a security officer at SCA.

Thirty-nine Faulkner servicemen serving overseas in the military were listed with addresses so that residents could send Christmas greetings to them.

(1942)

Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Rogers entertained with a three-course birthday dinner complimenting their son, Earl Few Rogers. The Christmas colors were carried out in the centerpiece for the table and the menu. Miniature Santa Claus place cards marked the seats for Miss Mary Louise Johnson, the honoree and the host and hostess.

The “Bells of Capistrano,” starring Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette, was showing at the Conway Theatre while “North of the Rockies,” starring Tex Ritter, was showing at the Grand Theatre.

Charles Esso Station at 725 Harkrider announced it would be closed on Sundays for the duration of the war.

(1917)

The Women’s Missionary Union of Pickles Gap sold an “investment quilt” at the church. A chance at the quilt was given with every plate supper sold for 25 cents.

The first death of a Faulkner County serviceman occurred when William Luther Fulmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fulmer of Beryl, died at Camp Jackson, Columbia, SC.

Six war savings stamps were purchased by Dave Stewart, who presented them to his three children, his son-in-law, his daughter-in-law and his grandchild as Christmas gifts. The stamps, which cost $4.12 each, would be worth $5 each on January 1, 1923.

 

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