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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.

Willing Workers EHC hear program on ‘Can You Hear Me?’

Willing Workers of White Hall met in the meeting room of White Hall Library for their regular March meeting. President Cheri Aronowitz welcomed everyone and read the Thought of the Month and the Handy Hint. Vice President Patsy Johnson led the members in the Homemaker's Creed. Sue Medlock gave the Inspiration from Proverbs 18:15. Members answered roll call by answering the question "Have you ever had a hearing test?". Members present were: Cheri Aronowitz, Catherine Atkinson, Patsy Johnson, Jo Ann Carr, Sarah Payton, Dee Kindrick, Karen Needler, Sue Medlock, Sue Heinze, Marnette Reed, Shannon Keele, Haley Blevins and Elizabeth Wall. Sue Heinze's grandson, Charlie, was a special guest.

Mason and Caudell engagement

Andy and Samantha Peterman and John Mason announce the engagement of their daughter, Lorna-Beth Mason to Joshua Caudell, son of Mike and SueAnn Caudell of Redfield. Ceremony is April 27, at 2 p.m., at The Army Reserve Center 17500 Dayton Road, White Hall.

White Hall UMC plans fish fry Friday

First Friday fish fry will be held at White Hall United Methodist Church, 300 Church Drive, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. The menu includes fish, chicken, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, beans, trimmings, drinks and homemade desserts. Dine in or carry out, prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children. For more information contact Tim Pollett at 870-692-7370