75 years ago
Citizens here had the privilege shortly before noon today of observing a rare meteorological phenomenon, an unusually fine solar halo. The halo, which lasted only a few minutes, is described as a perfect circle around the run, in rainbow hues. Several calls were made to the Log Cabin Democrat office while it was visible.
The solar halo, according to a local scientist, is produced by refraction of the sun’s rays upon minute particles of ice floating in clouds in the upper strata of the atmosphere. It is frequently seen in polar regions but seldom occurs in latitudes as far south as Arkansas.
50 years ago
Mrs. Lois Raney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Wooten, was valedictorian of the 1961 Mayflower High School senior class. Miss Mae Dean Teas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Teas, was salutatorian. Fourteen seniors were graduated from the high school last week.
25 years ago
Greenbrier Middle School will hold a reception in honor of middle school teacher Sue Batson from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, at the school library. Mrs. Batson is retiring at the end of the current school year. She has been a teacher for 27 years and has taught at Greenbrier for the last 17 years.
10 years ago
Winners of the fifth-grade science fair at Theodore Jones Elementary School were Dustin Hopper, first place; Jacob Troutman, second place; Matt Loos, third place; and Ginny Pryor, honorable mention. The top three placing entries represented Theodore Jones in the science fair at the Arch Ford Cooperative in May. Hopper received fourth place and Loos received honorable mention at the regional competition.