Mrs. Cecil Bell entertained a group of children Thursday afternoon at her home on Locust Avenue in honor of the second birthday anniversary of her son, Jerry. After playing games, a decorated cake was cut and served with homemade ice cream. Guests for the party were: Le Gene Dow, Larry Hinkle, John Stanley Robbins, Billy Conway Blackwell, Bobbie Gene Tyler, James Campbell, Alice Campbell and Willett Baskin.

Mayor Walter Dunaway returned during the weekend from a weekend fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dunaway flew to Cameron, La., with Cicero Cantrell and his son, Bobby Cantrell, and Billy S. Mabry.

Alderman Richard M. Pence, ranking member of the City Council, was designated as acting mayor during Dunaway’s absence.

Vilonia CIECO emerged from the losers bracket to win five straight games earlier this week and win the championship of a Buddy League tournament at Austin (Lonoke County).

The Vilonia team had an 11-1 league record and finished with a 19-4 overall mark.

Five Vilonia players — Andy Dallas, Nathan Bartlett, Chris Richards, Ryan Sims and Chris Hopkins — were selected for the league’s all-star team.

Other members of the Vilonia team are Derek Wells, John and Steven Rickett, Steven Burns, Shane Belote, Michael Kimble, Dusty Edwards and James Wakefield. Coaches are Gary Dallas and Carey Wells.

Josie George tried to flag down passing motorists while Natalie Marshall and Kara Swinson wited to serve lemonade at a stand at Country Club Road and College Avenue on Monday. The girls wanted to set up is a high-traffic location, borrowing the yard of a family friend for their stand.