Children, grandchildren, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law of the late Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Owen Sr., pioneers of Faulkner County who settled in the Centerville community shortly after the Civil War, enjoyed a family reunion and fish fry at Cedar Park yesterday afternoon. Eleven children were born to the pioneer family, of whom nine lived to be adults and seven still survive, all being present at the reunion.
J.W. Yeoman, of Conway, manager of the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society in Arkansas is one of 155 winners of an all-expense-paid four-day vacation for two at the Edgewater Gulf Hotel in Biloxi, Miss., Aug. 2-5.
Yeoman qualified in a special contest held Aug. 28, 1961, to June 22, 1962.
Special recognition and prizes will be given at a banquet climaxing the trip.
The Cato community in southeastern Faulkner County has received a $2,000 state matching grant to be used to improve public facilities.
The community intends to use the grant to build a fire station, according to a news release from the state Department of Finance and Administration.
The grant was awarded through the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program.
Conway’s Scotty Campbell survived a bad start to salvage a 6-over-par 76 in Tuesday’s opening round of the 55th United States Junior Amateur at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth, Ga.
Campbell, 17, playing in his third Junior Amateur, has 18 more holes of qualifying in search of a berth in the 64-player match play field. He was the No. 2 seed after the 36-hole qualifying last year but lost his first match.