75 years ago
Complimenting Mrs. Coy Crow, a recent bride, who was Miss Ruth Dean, Faulkner County librarian, before her marriage, a number of relatives and friends entertained Thursday afternoon with a prettily planned miscellaneous shower and party at the home of Mrs. Allen Fason on Locust Avenue. Flowers carrying out the chosen colors, pink, green and white, decorated the interior. After a social period the honoree was seated at a large table, where she was given a recipe book in which each guest had written her favorite recipe and here the many beautiful gifts were opened and the gift cards placed in the recipe book. Brick ice cream with cake in the chosen colors was served.
50 years ago
Although the water was fine for scores of youngsters yesterday at the Conway Swimming Pool, 19-month-old Gary Blackmon was not sure he wanted to try it. His three-year-old sister, Kathy, finally convinced him, however, and he took a brief dip. The youngsters are children of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Blackmon. The pool opened Saturday.
25 years ago
Randy Garland, son of Ethel Garland of Mayflower and Kenneth Garland of Irving, Texas, will receive the associate of divinity degree during commencement ceremonies today at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Mr. Garland will be among 521 students to receive degrees in theology, religious education and church music.
Mr. Garland and his wife, Patricia, are members of Four Corners Baptist Church in Bozeman, Mont.
After graduation, Mr. Garland will serve as pastor of Grannis (Polk County) Baptist Church.
10 years ago
Mayflower High School will graduate one of the largest classes in its history at 7 p.m. today in the University of Central Arkansas Farris Center.
The honor graduates are Jessica Baker, daughter of Sherrill and Robin Baker; Jonathan Bise, son of Ann Jarrell and David Bise; Rachel Disney, daughter of Gary and Kathy Disney; Krystal Kimbrough, daughter of Steven and Diane Kimbrough; and John Perrigen, son of Mike and Suzy Perrigen.