The County Times - Faulkner County



The County Times - Faulkner County
Volume 8
June 2008
The County Times
Upcoming Events
* June 3rd: Story Teller Frank Jones to read at
Faulkner County Library
* June 5th-7th: Vilonia Fest
* June 7th: Mark Schultz to perform at Woodland
Heights Baptist Church
* June 7th: Hairspray to play at Silver Moon
* June 7th: Saturday Night BINGO and HomeMade Dessert Auction
* June 9th: 12th Annual Conway Regional Golf
Classic at Centennial Valley Country Club
* June 12th-29th: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre
* June 18th: Lace, Loops & Laughter
* June 20th: Woolly Hollow State Park-A Day of
Old Fashioned Games
* June 21st: Chronicles of Narnia-The Lion the
Witch and the Wardrobe to play at Silver Moon
* June 28th: Lights Over the Lake
For more information on upcoming events go to and see calendar of events.
* The tradition of bridesmaids dressing the
same as each other and in similar style to the
bride comes from ancient days when it was
believed that evil spirits have a more difficult
time distinguishing which one is the bride and
putting a hex on her.
* The practice of giving or exchanging
engagement rings began in 1477 when Roman
Emperor, Maximilian I, gave Mary of
Burgundy a diamond ring as an engagement
* The longest married couple is believed to be a
Taiwanese couple who celebrated their 86th
anniversary in 2003. Liu Yung-yang and his
wife, Yang Wan.
* The English believe a spider found in a
wedding dress means good luck.
* Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day,
according to English Folklore.
* Seventeen tons of gold are made into
wedding rings each year in the United States.
* An old wives’ tale: If the younger of two
sisters marries first, the older sister must dance
barefoot at the wedding or risk never landing a
Courthouse Closings
There are no courthouse closings in the
month of June.
Last Month
Election Commissioners, Bruce Haggard,
Phil Russell, and Phillip Lipsmeyer along
with Faulkner County Clerk, Melinda
Reynolds tested the Faulkner County
voting equipment on the 4th floor of the
courthouse on April 29th.
National Day of Prayer – May 1st
2008 Toad Suck Daze – Stuck on a Truck
1st Place: Mark Scroggins
2nd Place: Kevin Cauthen
3rd Place: Danny Collins
“How We Govern”
The Faulkner County Museum hosted a
new activity May 6th and May 7th to
celebrate Arkansas History Month.
“How We Govern” is underwritten by a
grant from the Department of Arkansas
Heritage. Pictured here Judge Scroggin
was telling students the responsibilities
of the County Judges Office.
Peace Officers Memorial Day
The Faulkner County Sheriffs Office and
Conway Police Department came together to
honor their “Fallen Heroes”. Thursday, May
15, there was a crowd of Law Enforcement
Officers and Faulkner County citizens
gathered at Simon Park to celebrate National
Police Week. Judge Scroggin and Mayor Tab
Townsell, read a proclamation declaring
Thursday, May 15, 2008 “Peace Officers
Memorial Day”, in honor of those who have
made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their
community or have become disabled in the
performance of duty.
June is the most popular month to get married. Here is a list of some event
centers, florists, photographers, cake companies, and bridal shops in
Faulkner County.
1. A Southern Tradition (
2. Miss Toby’s Dance Ranch (
3. Agora Conference Center (
4. Central Events (
5. Conway’s Classic Touch (
6. Daisy A Day Florists & Gift Shop (
7. Ed’s Bakery (327-2996)
8. Events Rental (
9. Marty Sikes Photography (
10. Stuart & Holt Photography (
11. Ye Olde Daisy Shoppe (
12. Conway Florists & Gifts (
13. Tipton & Hurst (
14. Shelly Davis Photography (
15. Susie Malone Photography (
16. Gary Allen Strain Photography (329-6455)
17. Jackie Romine Photography (
18. Lance Johnston Photography (
19. Conway Tuxedo & Bridal (336-8810)
20. Four Winds Chapel (327-3078)
21. Old Gin Event Center (730-0027)
22. Cake & Company (
23. Rose Cottage (327-4111)
24. Parties & Petals (450-9009)
25. Something Blue (327-4258)
Mexican Wedding Cakes
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups butter or margarine, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped nuts
½ teaspoon salt
Additional powdered sugar
1. Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar, the butter and vanilla. Stir
in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together.
2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Roll in additional powdered sugar while
warm. Cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar again.
Makes 6 dozen cookies
Chex® Barbecue Snack Mix
3 cups rice chex® cereal
3 cups corn chex® cereal
1 ½ cups bite-size pretzel twists
1 ½ cups bite-size cheese crackers
¾ cup honey-roasted peanuts
½ cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
¾ teaspoon onion powder
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, pretzels, crackers and peanuts.
2. In medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients until well blended. Pour over cereal mixture,
stirring until evenly coated.
3. Microwave uncovered on high 7 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on foil or paper
towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
15 servings (1/2 cup each)
In The Spotlight
Tim Smith and Family
Tim and Georgette Smith have been married for 15 years. They have six
children; Jonathan (16), Josh (13), Georgie (11), twins Marli and Maleri (6),
and Timmy (4). The one thing that all of the kids love about their dad the
most is that he’s funny and he’s always there for them whenever they need
him. Timmy and Maleri love riding on their dad’s shoulders. Marli loves that
here dad takes her out to eat and to Grandmas house sometimes. Josh loves
that he goes to all of his football games. Georgie loves that he helps with all
their school projects and takes care of them. Jonathan loves how much he
knows about computers. Tim said the best thing about being a dad is playing
with his kids, being surrounded by people with the same mentality and
watching them grow and learn life’s lessons. Tim has been in the military for
17 years. He will be leaving June 2nd to go on a second tour to Iraq.
Happy Fathers
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