Fourteen Faulkner County boys were accepted for civilian conservation corps service today and sent to Lost Corner, Ark. Enrollees were received by Gail S. Robbins of the county welfare department.
They were: Elijah J. Bailey, Harrell H. Beall, Jesse L. Doyle, Orvil Jackson, Obrey L. Nolen, Charles M. Price, Glyness L. Purtle, Rudolph R. Spradlin, Doy Stevenson, Dean E. Styers, Marvin Yancey, Harrell A. Anthony, Lanse E. Anthony and Ledford Rex.
The Rev. and Mrs. E.F. Simmons of Vilonia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday. The Rev. Mr. Simmons retired in 1959 after 43 years as a Baptist minister and missionary in Faulkner County. He was 73 when he retired and immediately began an evangelistic career. He is a native of Vilonia. The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Simmons are parents of nine children. He assumed his first pastorate in 1916 in Faulkner County and served as pastor at different times for nearly every one of the 22 churches in the Faulkner County Association. Mrs. Simmons is the former Jennie Parker.
Wendy Bryant, a senior at Conway High School, has been awarded the $8,000 Outstanding Faulkner County Student scholarship given annually by First National Bank of Conway to a student planning to attend the University of Central Arkansas.
Miss Bryant, 18, a daughter of Robert and Jolinda Bryant of Conway, plans to major in pre-medicine. She has 4.0 grade point average and was also awarded a Governor’s Scholarship.
The scholarship is made possible by a special endowment made to UCA by First National Bank.
Junior Auxiliary members Becky Moorehead, Lise Sturby and Tammy Rollins prepared box barbecue lunches to be delivered for the organization’s "Pig Out" fundraiser on Thursday. Approximately 2,000 lunches were prepared, raising an estimated $7,000 for the various charities that JA support.