Mrs. Lillard Bolls was hostess to chapter E, Conway P.E.O., for its meeting Tuesday afternoon at her home on Prince Street. Miss Ora Blackmun, program leader, presented Mrs. S.G. Smith and Frank E. Robins who gave interesting reports of the recent state P.E.O. convention in Blytheville.

Plans were discussed for the state convention which will meet in Conway in April, 1938. At the social hour Mrs. Bolls served a dainty salad and sandwich course with tea. For the occasion vases of Iris and spirea were arranged in the living room where the guests assembled.

Shell Oil Co. will begin drilling an exploratory oil and gas well near Lake Beaverfork in the next week or 10 days.

Mayor Walter Dunaway said Shell officials told him today that drilling equipment now at fort Smith would be moved here.

The drilling site is located west of Highway 25. One of the Shell officials in Conway today was M.H. (Beau) Guess of Centralia, Ill.

Jeremy Spears of Conway, 11, displayed a wild turkey he killed with a .410 shotgun Saturday in Stone County.

The turkey weighed 19 3/4 pounds and had a 10-inch beard. To attract the bird, spears used a caller made by his parents, Dan and Liz Spears of Conway.

Spring turkey season opened Friday.

Don Bradley, a professor at the University of Central Arkansas, the executive director of the Small Business Advancement National Center and an economics columnist for the Log Cabin Democrat, has been chosen as the 2002 Arkansas Small Business Journalist of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Bradley’s Small Business Advancement National Center website ( which has been online since 1993, is an electronic resource center that provides downloadable business plans and serves as a clearinghouse for business advice. Through the website, Bradley sends out a weekly newsletter to 50,000 small-business owners in 84 countries.

Bradley was nominated for the award by small businesses in the area.