75 years ago
Mrs. Will A. Berry entertained at her home on Washington Avenue yesterday with a dinner party celebrating her birthday. Forty-one guests were present. A delicious dinner was served at the noon hour on a long table covered with a white Chinese embroidered linen cloth and centered with a large cake decorated in pink and white. Vases of pink and white flowers further ornamented the table. Favors were dainty pink and white bags filled with candy. One bag contained a golden candy coin, which was drawn by Miss Annie Beth Townsend. Mrs. A.H. Langdon of Thomastown, Miss., was a special guest. Other out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cole and Mrs. Ruby Jones of Morrilton and Mrs. Earl Bumpers of Levy. The afternoon was spent in conversation.
50 years ago
Nineteen Boy Scouts will be honored Monday night in a Court of Honor ceremony at the First Methodist Council, Andy Matthews, Scout executive for the Foothills District, announced today.
Two troops. Nos. 71 of the First Methodist Church and 201 of the First Baptist Church, will participate.
Tom Welch is scoutmaster of Troop 71 and Warren Oliver is scoutmaster of Troop 201.
Those to be promoted will include: Troop 71 — Jack Thompson to first class, Larry Tomorick, Ted Smith, Billy Wiedower and Johnny Welch to second class, Jimmy Isom and Johnny Bumpers to Tenderfoot and Mike Isom and Pete Pittman, merit badges. Troop 201 — John Ferguson to first class, Mike Fishback and Robbie Ray to second class, Jerry Crane, Billy Milburn, Jimmy Montgomery, David Wilcox, Mike Fulmer and Ronnie Fulmer to Tenderfoot and Randy Ray, merit badge.
Matthews will bestow the honors.
25 years ago
Dr. Virginia Levey was awarded the Ann Faris Service Award recently during the annual service award meeting of the Faulkner County Literacy Council. The award is given each year to the member recognized as giving the most valuable volunteer service to the council during the year.
Dr. Levey, an English professor at the University of Central Arkansas since 1971, is vice president of the council and serves as editor of the council newsletter.
10 years ago
Cub Scout Pack 112 of Julia Lee Moore Elementary School recently held its Pinewood Derby at the school. Winners in the races were Sam Baker, first; Evan Jackson, second; Cameron Henry, third; Austin Pew, fourth; and Scott Keith, fifth. These winners will advance to the district competition.