By JENNY OLIVER
special to the log cabin
75 years ago
John Grummer returned from Chatawa, Miss., where he attended a family reunion and the silver jubilee of his sister, Sister M. Bertilda, the former Miss Anna Grumer, who celebrated her 25th year as a sister of Notre Dame. Another sister, the former Miss Gertrude Grummer, was also a sister of Notre Dame and also lived at Chatawa. Other brothers attending the event were Hubert Grummer of Chicago and Theodore Grummer of Little Rock.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Salter and small son, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kennamer and Miss Marvelle Kennamer were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Z.T. Kennamer of Mount Vernon.
50 years ago
Bill Glenn, veteran Conway café owner and operator, would be the head of the Conway Public School hot lunch program, succeeding Mrs. R.W. Joyner. He was formerly associated with Tommy’s Restaurant and the Palace Café.
The South Conway Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. Victor Halter, 442 Locust Ave. Mrs. Jess Dempsey was co-hostess. Mrs. Clarence Campbell gave the devotional. Mrs. Campbell presented a demonstration on make-up for women over 30. Mrs. Marvin Lawson and Mrs. Cleo Berryman gave reports on the hospital project and the county fair project. Refreshments were served.
25 years ago
A kickoff luncheon for the 1985 United Way fund-raising drive was held at Western Sizzlin Steak House. Dr. Joe Hatcher, president of Hendrix College was the featured speaker. Chairman of the drive was Carl Palenske. Co-chairman was Jack Henderson.
Assistant Fire Chief Mark Ledbetter received a state citation for bravery. Ledbetter had pulled an unconscious man from a burning house on July 4 in Lakeview Acres. Ledbetter entered the flame-engulfed house and rescued E.R. Palmer, who had gone back into his home to get his car keys and became overcome by smoke. The Conway and Beaverfork departments extinguished the fire.
10 years ago
David Grimes of the United Way presented Veletta Cummings with the organization’s Volunteer of the Month award during the Cheerful Giver’s meeting. Ms. Cummings helped found the Cheerful Givers, a ministry group that visited the sick and shut-ins, fed the hungry and provided financial assistance to those in need.
Several Faulkner County High School honor graduates were honored at a reception at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. The event was hosted by Gov. and Mrs. Mike Huckabee. Attending were Conway students Courtney Baker and David McNeely, Greenbrier students were Leslie L. Lewers and Amber R. Yarris, Guy-Perkins student Alisha R. Harvison, Mayflower students Christina Goodnight and Sharee Martin. St. Joseph students Brian Bowden and Sarah Fenske and Vilonia students Dennis DeLong and Megan Knight.