39 Years Ago

From Paul Buchanan’s Two Cents Worth column: Houston has been rated the most beautiful city in America. Memphis came in second.

Obituaries in the paper today are Robert A. McDoniel and Vergie P. Wiles.

Sgt. John S. Estes, son of Judith D. Estes and Billy D. Estes, both of Batesville, has arrived for duty at Clark Air Base, Philippines.

Estes, a radio communications analyst specialist with the 6922nd Electronic Security Squadron, was previously assigned at Osan Air Base, South Korea.

Second-graders in the class of Mrs. Cathy Edwards at West Elementary School recently completed the task of constructing their own city as a language arts project. In a photo in today’s paper, Brad Allender and Muzical Clark took time out of their busy schedules to put the final touches in place on the tiny town, which even includes a water tower and Ozark Highland Games banner across the main street.

Mike Hamley netted 23 points and hauled down 16 rebounds to lead the Mount Pleasant Bluebirds to an 86-72 win over the Sulphur Rock Wildcats recently.

Five Bluebirds scored in double figures for the night. In addition to Hamley’s 23 points, Tim Massey contributed 20 points, while Kelly Webb, Kerry Johnson and Bryant Lamb added 10 points each.

The quintet combined for 73 of the Bluebirds’ 86 points.

Tim Turner paced the Wildcat scorers with 31 points.

In senior girls action, Lori Bray and Regina Dowdle combined for 27 points (14 and 13 points, respectively), as the Lady Bluebirds crushed the Lady Wildcats 68-46.

Regina McCracken and Debbie Hutchins pounded the boards for Mount Pleasant and hauled down five rebounds each.

Kim Gilmore led Sulphur Rock scorers with 17 points.

In the junior boys game, Wendell Adams tossed in 19 points for the junior Wildcats as Sulphur Rock nipped the Junior Bluebirds 38-36.

Patrick Bray led the Junior Bluebirds’ scoring attack with 16 points, and Steve Conyers chipped in with 14.

Guard, Oct. 26, 1982

From Paul Buchanan’s Two Cents Worth column:

How important is one vote?

In 1645 one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England.

In 1649 one vote caused Charles I of England to be executed.

In 1845 one vote brought Texas into the Union.

In 1876 one vote gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency of the United States.

In 1923 one vote gave Adolph Hitler leadership of the Nazi Party.

In 1941 one vote saved Selective Service 12 weeks before Pearl Harbor.

In 1960 Richard Nixon lost the presidential election and John Kennedy won it by less than one vote per precinct in the United States.

Cristy Stinnett, 6-year-old daughter of James and Sue Stinnett of Hutchinson, was the first-place winner in the Pony Class at the Arkansas State Champion Horse Show held recently at Pine Bluff. Cristy is a member of the Pleasant Plains Saddle Club. She was also a first-place winner in the Hillbilly Association for 1982.

Obituaries in the paper today are Christine Secor and Iva W. Stovall.

Edna French was the winner of $100 in Thriftway’s Super Cash Sweepstakes this week.

Jennifer Pospisil, Girl Scout Troop 40 vice president, presented prizes to winners in a recent voting poster contest sponsored by the troop at Southside School. Winners are Holly Cross, Mindy Branscum and Bethany Goodin.

Otasco is offering Arvin electric heaters for $19.88.

Guard, Oct. 27, 1982

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