The Log Cabin Democrat today received an autographed copy of a book, "Building a State Capitol," by George W. Donaghey, who for many years was a leading citizen of Conway before he went from here to the governor’s office in 1909.
The volume, one of 376 pages, relates the story of Governor Donaghey’s part in the building of the state capitol. It was printed by the Parke-Harper Company of Little Rock and is illustrated with many cuts.
A review of the book will be published in this paper later.
A circus train will be a new feature at the St. Joseph Bazaar Saturday night. The train has been operating at Burns Park in North Little Rock. The motor-powered train has four coaches. It is one of several entertainments at the Bazaar, and was added as an attraction for children, Clarence Lock, general chairman, said.
Bo Denton and Bo Thomas of Conway won the men’s 35s division of the Arkansas State Open tennis tournament recently in Little Rock with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Ron Sair and Pat Reynolds, also of Conway.
Tommy Shaw of the Happy Hollow community celebrated his 95th birthday recently with a cookout. His grandson, Mark Tillery, grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and ham for 35 guests.
Mr. Shaw was born July 30, 1907, in Cookville, Texas, to the late Robert Irvin and Bulah Fulmer Shaw.
He move to Arkansas at an early age. When he was 16, he met his future bride, Gertrude Bass. At the age of 20, he and Gertrude married. They had 69 1/2 years together before her death in 1998.
Mr. Shaw has three children, Mary Jo Tillery of the Happy Hollow community, Eugene Shaw of Conway and the late Christine Anthony.
He has seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He is a retired dairy farmer.