Yesterdays March 8

25 years ago


Suzanne Waggoner of Mount Vernon won second place in her division in the National American Heritage Art Competition sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Her mixed-media entry, titled “Portraits of Valor,” was chosen by the American Heritage Art Selection Committee of Atlanta.

The work will be shipped to Washington, D.C. and displayed in the D.A.R. Continental Hall for the duration of the Continental Congress, beginning Saturday, April 15.

Mrs. Waggoner is a member of the Cadron Post Chapter, N.S.D.A.R., of Conway.

10 years ago


A steady performance by Rollins College in winning the Sunshine State Conference apparently gave the University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears a second season.

The Sugar Bears (21-10) thought to be seriously on the bubble after a 62-48 loss to Lincoln Memorial in the first round of the Gulf South Conference women’s basketball tournament, learned late Sunday night they would get a chance to defend their NCAA Division II South Region championship. They made this year’s regional field as the No. 6 seed and will play third-seeded Fort Valley State on Friday in the regional hosted by No. 1 Rollins College at Winter Park, Fla., which is in the Orlando area.


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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