75 years ago
Tom Boardman of Conway has been named one of four assistant editors for the new campus “Bible,” a handbook for freshmen which will be issued this summer for the Oberlin College students enrolling next fall. Each of the assistant editors has charge of one section of the book, and from this group the editor of next year’s “Bible” will be selected. This is the first “Bible” published at Oberlin since 1932. It is expected that the project will be a continuing activity.
Boardman is this year serving as managing editor of the student newspaper, the Review. He is the son of Mrs. A.J. Boardman of Conway.
50 years ago
The Cooper twins of Greenbrier will observe their 97th birthday tomorrow, but it’ll be without the fanfare of former years.
Mrs. Ethel Wilson, daughter of Mrs. Alice Smith, said the usual “big celebration” is being cancelled because of health reasons.
Mrs. Smith’s twin sister, Mrs. Emma Snow, suffered one of her most severe illnesses after last year’s celebration, and relatives fear another “big day” might not be good for either.
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Snow, natives of Humbolt, Tenn., plan to spend the day together, but there will be few friends and relatives calling.
Mrs. Snow lives with Mrs. Wilson north of Greenbrier and Mrs. Snow lives with her daughter, Mrs. Lorena Blythe, east of Greenbrier.
25 years ago
Jean Webb of Greenbrier won an oratorical contest held recently by the American Legion as part of the 51st National Oratorical Contest.
Miss Webb and Shelly Hall, both students at Greenbrier High School, participated in the event. Miss Webb, who won a $50-savings bond for winning the local event, later participated in the district contest in Little Rock.
The participants presented an eight- to 10-minute prepared speech and a three- to five-minute extemporaneous speech on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution.
10 years ago
Cub Scout Pack 458 held its annual Raingutter Regatta on Jan. 16. Winners were Austin Miller, first place, son of Ted and Nancy Miller; Dakota Porter, second place, and Jon Michael Jernigan, third place, sons of Randy and Leah Porter.