39 Years Ago

Adam Fudge, 18, of Newark captured second place in the National Bluegrass Banjo Contest, held Sunday morning in Winfield, Kan.

Fudge, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Fudge of Newark, won an individual trophy for his accomplishment. His accompaniment was done by Dennis Crouch of Strawberry.

He was awarded with a second-place trophy and a special $1,300 banjo.

Edgar and Una Ruminer will be honored on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary Sunday from 1-4 p.m. in the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church.

Married on Sept. 28, 1932, the couple has one son, Edgar Gene Ruminer of Cabot; two grandchildren, Darla Sharp of Batesville and Lonnie Ruminer of Cabot; and one great-grandson, Matthew Sharp of Batesville.

The obituary in the paper today is Jessie W. Pace.

Mrs. W.H. Calaway Jr. was awarded the doctoral degree in computer methodology from Memphis State University at the August graduation exercises.

Mrs. Calaway is the daughter of Mrs. John Quincy Wolf and the late Dr. Wolf of Batesville.

Scott’s E-Z-Bi Shoes & Stuff, located at 201 Main in the former Crosby’s building, is having Western Day Friday with several items half price.

In a photo on today’s sports page, Batesville Junior High School Pioneer running back Clark Nail puts his head down and drives for extra yardage during Wednesday’s workout. The Junior Pioneers will meet Trumann in an important conference clash tonight at Trumann.

“To Cross a River: A Ferry Tale,” a half-hour documentary airing on AETN, explores Arkansas’ remaining seven ferryboat crossings, their history and their doubtful future.

In 1940 more than 60 ferryboats were working to ferry vehicles, people, livestock, commodities and equipment across rivers that course through the state and separate it from bordering Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and parts of Oklahoma and Missouri.

These conquerers of rushing rivers may soon be extinct.

The number of working ferryboats serving Arkansans and passers-through in the 1960s stood at 20; in the 1970s, only 10. Today there are seven, and some time in 1983 their ranks will be reduced to five.

Conway native Bill Cole, former CBS News correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East, wrote, produced and narrated the documentary.

Guard, Sept. 23, 1982

From Paul Buchanan’s Two Cents Worth column:

Baseball coach Yogi Berra is well known for his unusual comments. Here are a few samples:

Half this game is 90 percent mental.

If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him.

Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.

I usually take a 2-hour nap, from one o’clock to four.

You observe a lot by watching.

If people don’t want to come to the ball park, how are you going to stop them?

A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.

Speaking of the shadows in Yankee Stadium, Berra said, It gets late early out there.

Someone told Berra that Ernest Hemingway was a great writer. Berra replied, Yeah, for what paper?

Yogi’s wife, Carmen, told him she had seen “Doctor Zhivago.” Yogi asked, Oh, what’s a-matter with you now?

New officers for the Gateway Vocational Technical School Student Practical Affiliation of Nursing Students are Vanesa Allender, photographer; Marilyn Ingram, treasurer; Peggy Ihnen, photographer; Susan Creasy, secretary; Jerry Choate, vice president; and Debbie Ozley, president.

The obituary in the paper today is Felix Ingram.

Batesville Kiwanians chose Jim Barnett of Batesville to receive this year’s “Citizenship Award.” The award recognizes a person in the community who has rendered outstanding community service. Jim Buchanan presented the award.

Guard, Sept. 24, 1982

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