Misses Mary Richardson and Albertine Moll entertained at a noon luncheon Thursday at the home of Miss Richardson on Clifton Street, in honor of Miss Louise Dussex, bride-elect. The table was laid with white damask and centered with a low bowl of white mixed flowers a dainty menu in courses with covers were placed for Miss Louise Dussex, Miss Clara Dussex, Mrs. Hollis Williams of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. Mary Richardson and the hostesses. A beautiful gift was presented to the honoree.
Albert Williams, 75-year-old farmer of Mount Vernon, thinks he received his money’s worth when he bought an eight-inch hoe in 1916.
The hoe, never allowed to remain in the weather, is still in service. It has been filed down, however, until now it’s only a three-inch hoe. The tool has the original handle. Williams recently repainted the handle.
The hoe was purchased at the late B.H. Trayler’s former store in Mount Vernon.
The hoe is 45 years old and the purchase price was 45 cents. A similar hoe today costs a minimum of $2.50.
Angela Cummings of Conway taught a 10-week course in sculpture for young people at the Community School of the Arts at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Former Conway School District superintendent Steve Fulmer, shared a story with Melanie, Janet and James Simmons, the new superintendent, during a reception in Simmons’ honor in September. Simmons was also recognized by Mayor Tab Townsell during the ceremony. Simmons took over for Fulmer, who retired at the end of the previous school year.