75 years ago
Harmon Russell, a 4-H club member of the Woodrow Club in Faulkner County for several years, is attending Arkansas Tech at Russellville on money received from 4-H club projects.
The first few years in club work Harmon carried a cotton demonstration. He soon discovered that little money could be made with a cotton project and that a change was necessary, G. T. Greene, assistant county agent, said today. He considered several things and finally decided upon a turkey project. For the last two years he has marketed several turkeys. This spring Harmon ordered 25 bronze turkeys which cost $10.50. The birds arrived April 20. The brooder house was built in 1935. It is a long house chinked with clay. A stone furnace built of native stone is located in the center of the building. He has good range for turkeys and practically all feed fed is home grown. Harmon has 22 turkeys to be harvested around Thanksgiving. If he gets a normal price, they will net him $120.
50 years ago
Mrs. Maynard J. Hogan of Conway and Mrs. Belton Russell of North Little Rock honored Miss Norma Jean Bailey, bride-elect of John Raywin McHenry, at a spaghetti supper last night at the Hogan home.
Miss Bailey was presented a corsage and a gift of crystal by the hostesses.
Guests were seated at small tables centered with arrangements of yellow chrysanthemums. Mrs. A. D. Bailey, mother of the honoree, and Mrs. Rayo C. McHenry, mother of the bridegroom-elect, were special guests.
Arrangements of carnations and mums were placed at vantage points throughout the entertaining rooms.
25 years ago
The Vilonia chapter of Mu alpha Theta recently elected officers for the 1986-87 year. They are Melinda Whitford, president; Philip Hopp, vice president; Becky Brockway, secretary; Wendy Boshears, treasurer; Tina Halter, reporter, and Rhonda Fowlkes, student council representative.
10 years ago
Sarah Shaw of Bank of America presented a $5,000 check to K-Life representatives Rory Yates, Katherine James, Bobby Qualls, Jonathan Sandlin, Robert Parrish and Stephanie Robbins. The money will be used in the organization’s general operating fund.