Yesterdays Feb. 1

75 years ago


R.W. (“Bob”) King stated today that he planned to be a candidate for constable of Cadron township at the August Democratic primary. Mr. King served 12 years as constable of this township and also served as deputy sheriff of Faulkner County. He has been operating a farm for the past few years.

50 years ago


After several years of broad insurance experience, Stanley Russ has returned to his home town of Conway to head First Pyramid Life’s North Central Arkansas Agency.

Since his schooling at Arkansas Tech and the University of Arkansas, Stanley Russ has pursued a successful career in life underwriting with experience as an agent, field assistant, assistant agency manager, and agency manager.

First Pyramid Life is particularly proud to offer the insurance underwriting skills of Stanley Russ to the residents of this area.

25 years ago


Melanie Jennings, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Jennings, recently was named 1988 Greenbrier High School basketball homecoming queen.

Other members of the 1988 homecoming court are senior maids Catrena Hankins and Heather Prout; junior maids Carrie Goad and Karon Townsend; and sophomore maids Darcy Fureigh and Dawn Grell.

Jimmy Sam Anthony serves as crown bearer and Kendra Billings served as flower girl during halftime activities of the Greenbrier junior girls basketball game Friday night.

10 years ago


Judy Gerber is the new broker-manager at the new Crye-Leike agency in Conway. Joining her are Realtors Carolyn Terry, LuAnn Deere and Millie Keith.


Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:22

Arkansas lawmakers advance junk food ban for food stamps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas would ban food stamps from being used to purchase soda or junk food under a proposal endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday, joining a list of Republican-led states hopeful the Trump administration will allow such restrictions to the federal program.

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Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:21

Arkansas House OKs delay in medical marijuana launch

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas House voted Tuesday to delay the launch of the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana program and ease a restriction on doctors who certify a patient is eligible to use the drug.

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Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:08

Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world’s biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs.

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