Mrs. A.J. Meadors entertained with a garden party at her home, 1455 College Ave., in honor of her daughter, Mrs. W.C. Ferguson, who was her guest. Mrs. A.J. Meadors Jr., Mrs. Roy C. Holl, Miss Bernice Galloway, Mrs. Florence Traylor and Mrs. Benja Harton greeted the guests. Mrs. Carl Tabb Bahner, Mrs. Paul Moore, Mrs. Velma Fiser, Mrs. J.C. Dawson Jr., Miss Evie Shaw and Miss Mattie Sanders served punch. Mrs. J.D. Dunaway, Mrs. Byron Anderson, Mrs. R.E. Speaker, Mrs. Eugene Allison, Mrs. Clyde Meek and Mrs. G.E. Owen served ice cream, cake, mints and nuts.
50 years ago
Robert Allen Irby, son of S-Sgt. and Mrs. Robert E. Irby of Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Grandview, Mo., suffered a slight concussion in a fall from a bicycle. He tumbled from the bicycle and struck his head on the street curb. He was admitted to Memorial Hospital, but was dismissed yesterday. The Irby’s were here visiting Mrs. Irby’s mother, Mrs. Robert Holloway, 228 Davis St.
International Shoe punched out 14 hits in its 11-5 victory over Ray Paper Box. Gayle Fowlkes, who relieved starter J.B. Satterwhite in the fourth inning, was the winning pitcher. Art Brown got the loss. Willie Marshall, Arville Quattlebaum, Doug Garrett, Raymond Evans and Fowlkes each got two hits.
25 years ago
The First National Bank pony league baseball team claimed the District 5 championship at the YBMA Fairgrounds and qualified for the state tournament. Team members were Matt Moix, David Moix, Mark Briggler, Todd McChesney, Jeff Weeks, Mark Rider, Bry Pickett, John Pickett, Jay Jones, Billy Carter, Jimmy Darnell and Dax Hill. Coaches were Maurice Moix, Bob McChesney and Randy Weeks.
Second Baptist Church planned to hold its annual Vacation Bible School next week. Special music was under the direction of the Rev. Dennis Bergfield. Other special activities for the week included field trips at the church led by the Rev. Larry Pillow and the Rev. Darrell Bridges. Bible stories and crafy activities would be enjoyed by the students.
10 years ago
Kenneth and Marie Brown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception in the community room at CBC. Mr. Brown was a retired professor and chairman of the history department at CBC. Mrs. Brown was a retired bookkeeper at World Broadcast Ministries. The Browns had two children and three great-grandchildren.
Lauren Lundy, Miss Teen Conway 2000 was named second runner-up in the Miss Teen Arkansas America 2000 Pageant at Lake Hamilton High School Auditorium in Hot Springs National Park. Miss Lundy, a senior at Conway High School, was also named the overall talent winner of the competition, which included 31 contestants from throughout the state.