Yesterdays March 23

75 years ago


To prove the strength of Gaymode hose, the J.C. Penney store here has an automobile motor in their show window supported by a pair of the hose. The motor, which weighs several hundred pounds, seems to be standing the strain about as well as the hose. Another department featured at the Penney store is the men’s department, where sports wear in a great variety of styles and colors is on display.

50 years ago


Carol Schwarzlose, 16, of Conway was elected president of the Arkansas Student Librarians association at a meeting Saturday in Jonesboro.

Miss Schwarzlose is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Schwarzlose and a junior at Conway High School. She is president of the Library Club and a member of the National Honor Society.

25 years ago


Jennifer Isaacs of Conway won three events, including the girls all-around title, recently at the Arkansas Razorback State High School Association’s regional rodeo at Damascus. Isaacs won the all-around with a total of 629.47 points. Tahnya Washburn, also of Conway, placed second with 550.60 1/2. Isaacs won the breakaway roping in 8.66 and the barrel racing in 29.769.

10 years ago


Mitchell Gibbons, 9, of Conway caught a 13-pound, 5-ounce brown trout recently while fishing out of Lobo Landing on the Little Red River. The fish was 28.25 inches long. Gibbons released the fish, saying “I can always have a replica of the fish made. Let him go.”


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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