39 Years Ago

Triplet calves were born recently to a Pinzgauer cow owned by John Brock of Star Route, Pleasant Plains. Stan Carter of the county Extension office said such births are extremely rare, counting for only three-hundredths of one percent of all births.

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Bates of Hardy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the First United Methodist Church in Hardy on March 28 from 2-4:30 p.m.

The event will be hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James C. Bates of Hardy, and their niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. George Brister of West Helena.

A new book in the library is “Obituaries From Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851.”

With a 14-year record without an accident, Donald Pinkston of Mountain View was honored Saturday for the safe driving record among drivers for the Southerland Division of Banquet Foods Corp. Presenting the certificate was Carl Shaver, general manager, and Danny Ray Crymes of Mountain View, manager of the Mountain View mill.

Obituaries in the paper today are Clarence Ballentine, Otto St. John and Dorothy L. Jones.

Martha Edwards, kindergarten teacher at Cave City Elementary School, recently received the Arkansas Association for Children Under Six scholarship award and will be attending the Southern Association for Children Under Six conference in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday through Saturday.

She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and has done undergraduate study at Arkansas College and graduate study at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.

She is currently teaching her eighth year of kindergarten classes at Cave City.

– Guard, March 16, 1982

In a photo in today’s paper, Virgil Presser, post commander Allison Matheny and Harold Horkey display the new flags recently acquired by Mobley-Coleman American Legion Post No. 185 in Cave City. The post had gone without flags for about 15 years, ever since a fire destroyed one-half of the buildings on the city block fronting Main Street. One of those buildings served as the American Legion headquarters.

Johnny Weeks, 21, formerly of Concord, designed and built a metal sculpture that is now on display at Mobley’s Art Gallery on Main Street. Weeks is a sophomore at the Memphis Academy of Art.

Obituaries in the paper today are Mary E. Norris and Jerry W. Sharp.

Melinda Wyatt was named player of the conference in the Class AAA state championship and was nominated to play in the state All-Star Game. She also led two trios of Lady Pioneers on honorary teams, joining Tracy Webb and Sherry Fuller on the Class AAA state team and joining Webb and Tina Coop on the all-conference team.

In a photo on today’s sports page, William Rogers and Amanda Martin, both students of Mrs. Delois Burge at West Elementary, hold two autographed basketballs that will be given away April 16 by the local schools’ special education departments. The basketballs, signed by the Arkansas Razorbacks, will benefit the upcoming Special Olympics games.

Larry M. Williams, son of Henry R. Williams of Mammoth Spring, has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to technical sergeant.

Williams is a cable splicing technician at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., with the 2148th Combat Support Group.

Paul G. Crow, son of Mrs. Nancy Crow of Cave City, enlisted on March 5 in the U.S. Air Force.

He is a 1981 graduate of Cave City High School.

Marine Sgt. Micheal T. Rikard, son of Floyd W. and Birdie M. Rikard of Hardy, has been promoted to his present rank while serving with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron One, Marine Corps Air Station, Futenma, on Okinawa.

A 1977 graduate of Highland High School, he joined the Marine Corps in May 1977.

Guard, March 17, 1982

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