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Yesterdays Sept. 2

Posted: September 1, 2012 - 9:59pm

Will A. Berry of North Conway, retired postal employee and author of “Log Cabin Rhymes,” and Mrs. Berry had as their guests this week a “twin” double cousin of Mr. Berry, Mrs. Walter Barbee of McCrory, Ark. The fathers of Mr. Berry and Mrs. Barbee were brothers and their mothers were sisters and he and she were born within a few hours of each other in the same community, at DeView, Woodruff County.

Mrs. Barbee was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Lonnie Taylor of McCrory, and Mr. and Mrs. Berry also had as guests Mr. and Mrs. Walter Berry and daughter, Lavelle, of Konawa, Okla. All their visitors left for their homes today.

James O. Hill, Faulkner County extension agent, was one of three Arkansas county extension agents presented Distinguished Service Awards Thursday night by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents at its 4th annual meeting at New Mexico State University at Las Crucas.

Hill has been agent in Faulkner County more than 10 years. He came here from Clinton. He is a graduate of Mississippi State College.

The home of Dr. and Mrs. Aaron Tallent was the setting recently for a cookout honoring Keith and Sandi Campbell Waymire, who were married recently.

Guests were served grilled hamburgers, fresh fruit with poppy seed dressing, potato salad, baked beans, homemade strawberry ice cream and a miniature wedding cake decorated with the couple’s chosen color of rose and mauve.

Theressa Thompson celebrated her 104th birthday with friends at the Heritage Center in Conway on Friday. Thompson, a retired school teacher, was born in Camden, Tenn., on Aug. 30, 1898.

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