By JENNY OLIVER
special to the log cabin
75 years ago
Paul Moore, local plumber, was named on the plumbing division of the NRA construction code to represent zone No. 5 at the district plumbing board meeting in Little Rock. Mr. Moore was a partner of W.W. Boyce in the plumbing business here.
Mrs. Lillian G. Hicks, Miss Leah Rose Hicks and little Patricia Joan Hicks have gone to Muskogee, Okla., to visit Mr. and Mrs. Don Williamson. Mrs. Williamson and Mrs. Hicks were sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. James L. McAnear returned from a two-month tour of Florida. They said the weather was delightful during the entire journey and the highest temperature in Florida was 88 degrees.
50 years ago
Arkansas Packers of Little Rock knocked Smith Auto of Conway out of the state Little League Tournament at Cabot with a 3-1 victory. Jim Drennen, the Packers’ curve balling ace, and Perry Shock Jr., Smith’s swift right-hander, locked up in a duel that saw 24 batters put down on strikes. Shock fanned one. John Jordan got two of Smith’s hits, and Bobby Strack and Dickie Houchin got a safety each.
Miss Mary French of Bee Branch was accepted by Eastern Airlines as a stewardess and was in a five-week training study at Miami.
25 years ago
Steve Stoltz, president of Polyvend Inc., recognized 12 hourly employees for achieving perfect attendance. The employees received certificates and cash awards. Glenda Mabry received an award for having perfect attendance for six consecutive years. Henry Streb and Jesse Johnston had perfect attendance for five years. For four years, Fran Mauldin, Clifton Ealy, Pat Morris and Kapolean Ealy were recognized. Jim Mauldin and Joe Williams had three years of perfect attendance and Kenny Strack had two years. Charles Green and Rick Graddy received one-year awards.
10 years ago
Lavonne Harrell of Conway was named Artist of the Month by the Conway League of Artists. Her oil painting, "Plants" was on display at the Faulkner County Library through August. Mrs. Harrell, a native of Conway, taught art for 20 years at Conway Junior High School. Mrs. Harrell and her husband, Charles, a retired employee of the Postal Service, had three grown daughters and four grandchildren.