75 years ago
Mr. G.D. Huddleston and Mrs. Robert J. Lambert entertained a group of 30 little folks Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Huddleston on Caldwell Street with a party for Ruth Garner Lambert and James McBrien. Games were played during the hours and ice cream, decorated cookies and popcorn balls tied up in varicolored cellophane, were served and candy favors given.
50 years ago
It’s fashionable for a young boy to deliver newspapers. And it’s average for a delivery boy at the Log Cabin Democrat to stick with the job about six months—in rare cases on or two years.
Today, however, a carrier boy will deliver his (approximately) 50,000th "Cabin" in four consecutive years.
Michael Frances Sharrock, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frances E. (Bunny) Sharrock, was a bit choice about the route he took in 1958 and even a little reluctant to take a route at all.
Mike isn’t the first in his family to deliver the Log Cabin Democrat. His father carried the daily in 1924-25 and his uncle, Raleigh Sharrock, now of Mobile, Ala., carried a route in 1923-24. A brother, Richard delivered papers about a year.
Mike says his career has helped him to better understand people, as well as providing a beginning course in business administration.
25 years ago
Jim M. Wilcox of Greenbrier and Cara Lynn Kriehn-Hopp of Viloina were among 344 graduates who received academic degrees Friday in fall commencement ceremonies at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. They both received bachelor’s degrees.
Dr. John Churchill, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Hendrix College, was the featured speaker for the ceremony.