75 years ago
C. R. Wilkey of Jonesboro, district supervisor of vocational education, advised Superintendent of Schools Fred M. Bollen of Vilonia by letter today that the Vilonia chapter of Future Farmers of America had been awarded $100 for winning third place in the F. F. A. exhibits at the mid-south fair held recently at Memphis.
Half of the prize money will be used in paying expenses of the exhibit, Mr. Bollen said, and the other $50 will be used on the new vocational agricultural building at Vilonia.
50 years ago
Miss Sarah Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Scott, was honored at a Coke party Saturday afternoon at the home of Miss Carole Scott. Miss Susan Major was co-hostess. The honoree recently moved here from Madrid, Spain. She is a junior at Conway High School.
25 years ago
Penny Dewey was selected by Vilonia High School students to represent their school as Fair Queen in the 1986 Faulkner County Fair. Miss Dewey, featured in yesterday’s parade, is a daughter of Tom and Deana Dewey of Vilonia. She serves as Beta Club treasurer, secretary for the senior class and treasurer of the Vilonia chapter of the Future Homemakers of America. Miss Dewey also is a member of Future Business Leaders of America.
10 years ago
Christina Lammers, president of the Conway AGATE, presented grants recently to Sherry Tipps, Carl Stuart Middle School history teacher, Kaye McMillian, CSMS Gifted and Talented specialist, and Debbie Wahl, Bob Courtway Middle School GT specialist. Conway AGATE gave $100 grants to the schools to make funds available for Gifted and Talented programs. CSMS will use the money toward an historical reenactment day at Cadron Settlement Park. BCMS will use the money to purchase chess boards. The grant, which came from Conway AGATE dues, was open to all schools in the district. Conway AGATE is an affiliate organization of Arkansas for Gifted and Talented Education and is a local parent support organization for K-12 Grade GT programs.