Williams Marks 98th Birthday

Lucinda Williams celebrated her 98th birthday on Sept. 17, 2011. She was born to Oscarand Emma Rex and had four brothers and three sisters.

Williams and her husband, Harold, lived in Decatur County, Iowa, until they moved to Bentonville in 1968. They have three daughters, the late Diana Jane, Rose Stout of Portland, Ore., and Shirley Webb of Bentonville; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She enjoyed playing bridge, attending garden club and working at Bates Memorial Hospital as a nurses’ aide.

Cards and letters may be sent to Innisfree Nursing and Rehab Nursing Home,301 S. 24th St., Room 112 North, Rogers, AR 72756.

Quilter Receives Honorable Mention

Karen Kielmeyer of Bella Vista won Honorable Mention in the wall quilts, machine and/or hand-quilted, pieced category in the Quilt Expo quilt contest for her quilt titled “It Takes Time.”

The 10-category quilt contest was held in Madison, Wis., and included 306 entries.

Kayla Todd, community work incentive coordinator for Project Arkansas Work Incentives Network, is honored as the area’s Consumer of the Year by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Services for the Blind on Thursday. Jim Mather executive director of Sources for Community Independent Living Services, left, and Jerry Clawson, right, coordinator of Project AWIN, are pictured with Todd. Sources won the Employer of the Year award from the division. Todd, who has been blind since birth, graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and earned a master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in rehabilitation from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, graduating with a 4.0 GPA in 2010.

Our Town, Pages 21 on 10/02/2011