Yesterdays March 21

75 years ago


Joseph Knitzer of New York, one of the most prominent young American violinists, and Mrs. Knitzer spent today in Conway as guests of Benjamin Owen, pianists, of Hendrix College, and Mrs. Owen. Mr. Knitzer and Mr. Owen were fellow students and formed a friendship in the Juilliard School of Music in New York.

They left this afternoon to continue their tour, their next concert being in New Orleans.

50 years ago


Margo Dunaway, a pretty and talented freshman of Conway was crowned Miss Arkansas State Teachers College Thursday night in the third annual pageant at Ida Waldran Memorial Auditorium. Miss Dunaway, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Dunaway, was chosen from a field of eight beauties. She won the swimsuit division in preliminary judging. Miss Dunaway will go to Hot Springs this summer to compete in the Miss Arkansas pageant.

25 years ago


Junior School Cadet John Chance Horton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Horton on Conway, performed in the Missouri Military Academy’s annual pop concert Thursday in the school gymnasium. Cadet Horton, a member of the MMA glee club, performed modern and classical jazz tunes. The school is holding special events this year in celebrating its 100th birthday.

10 years ago


Doris Curtis, a long-time Conway educator, visited with special friends Gene and Nicole Hatfield at a reception for Curtis in honor of her 96th birthday recently. The event was held at Buffalo Alumni Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. Curtis taught school for more than 40 years and upon retirement began to study art. Her work has been exhibited in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and she has appeared as a guest on the PBS series “American Art forum.” She has donated her entire collection to UCA.


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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