501 contributor wins awards

 501 LIFE columnist Vivian Hogue was recognized on Saturday with several awards from the Arkansas Press Women communications contest.

The awards and columns:

  • First place, Humor – "Attach Label Here" (January 2014 issue of 501 LIFE).
  • First place, Specialty/History – "Sidewalks and Street Scenes" (February 2014 issue of 501 LIFE).
  • Second place, General Columns – "Homemaker in Training" (October 2014)
  • Second place, Headlines – "Sack Lunches and Lunch Ladies" (August 2014)
  • Second place, Photos/Graphics – "Ready or Not, Here Comes Winter" (November 2014)
  • Third place, Specialty-history – "Men of Influence, United in Purpose" (July 2014)

The two first place columns will be entered into the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest. Winners will be announced in September at the group’s meeting in Alaska.

“We are so blessed to have Vivian on the 501 Team,” said editor/publisher Sonja J. Keith. “She is a very talented writer who brings a historical perspective to interesting topics each month. We congratulate her on these awards!”

A native of Conway, Vivian graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in art education. A retired teacher, she worked in the Conway School District for 23 years. She is the editor of the Faulkner County Historical Society’s semi-annual publication “Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings.”

Arkansas Press Women is a nonprofit association of professional communicators in journalism, public information, business, education and government.