White Hall Progress logo

Subscribe to Community RSS feed

Community

WH Lions clubs sponsor fundraiser

The White Hall Noon Lions Club and the White Hall Evening Lions Club will be sponsoring a “Tyson Chicken Dinner” fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, on the parking lot of Cranford’s in White Hall.

Medal Presentation

Shown in the accompanying photo is Arkansas 2nd District Congressman Tim Griffin (at far right) presenting the Army Good Condct Medal to Peter Smykla. Smykla’s wife, son-in-law and grandchildren are seen to the left in the photo. “Fifty-six years ago a 24-year old soldier was discharged from the Army after serving with the Military Assistance Advisory Group on Taiwan. Specialist 3 Peter Smykla was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal when he was discharged from the Army, but never received it. That oversight was rectified at the Hot Springs Arlington Hotel recently. Smykla, chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Committee, was attending the State Committee Meeting. Congressman Tim Griffin, a serving U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, JAG, presented the medal to Smykla after Party Chairman Doyle Webb read the award citation authorized by then Secretary of the Army Wilber Marion Brucker. “The United States Army has awarded the Good Conduct Medal to Specialist 3 Peter Joseph Smykla, Junior, for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity in active federal military service from 11 January 1956 to 24 December 1957.” The presentation was a suprise arranged by county committee members after they learned Smykla never received his medal.

You can avoid post-holiday leftover side-dish tragedies

Big holiday meals too often end in a horrific disaster. Three weeks after a steaming, juicy turkey is carved, a container of a once great side dish is discovered wedged between the back wall of the fridge and a half empty jar of olives. And yet an unfortunate event such as this is nearly always avoidable.