75 years ago
E.D. Bell, Faulkner County agricultural agent who has been transferred to a district position, with headquarters at Little Rock, was the guest of honor of the Young Business Men’s association at the Owl Cafe last night. The occasion was a farewell party for Mr. Bell and a welcome for his successor, James Moore, new county agent.
50 years ago
Greenbrier and Palestine carved out narrow victories in the second round of the state Class B junior boys tournament this morning and tangle at 9 o’clock tonight in the semifinals.
Greenbrier edged Luxora, 41-39, and Palestine stretched its record to 31-0 with a 48-44 win over Mammoth Spring.
Bruce Vann hit 21 points, 11 in the last quarter, to lead the Greenbrier victory.
25 years ago
Two Marguerite Vann Elementary School students were winners in the statewide "Inventor’s Lightbulb" contest sponsored by Arkansas for Gifted and Talented Education.
Chris Lipsmeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lipsmeyer, received first place in the fifth grade division for his idea of an "underground auto-fertilizer and insecticide sprinkler system."
Jill Tanner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tanner, won third place in the second grade division for her idea of a "beeping dog collar," which activates when the dog breaks away from a leash.
10 years ago
Master Sgt. Peter J. Shapter of Conway retired from the Air Force and the Arkansas Air National Guard on Jan. 1 with more that 34 years of military service.
Shapter joined the Air Force in 1964 and served in the medical career field for 17 years and the air transportation career field another 17 years.
He is married to the former Bettye Hall of Perryville. They have two children, Blake Murry of Conway and Matt Shapter of Little Rock.