Yesterdays May 11

50 years ago

(1964)

Two-month-old Phillip Howell Dickens celebrated Mother’s Day Sunday with one mother and six grandmothers. He is the youngest of five generations. Present were Mrs. Cora Johnson, Mrs. Phillip Howell, Mrs. Dennis Dickens, and the baby’s father, David Lee Dickens, all of Conway. The baby’s mother is the former Helen Poteet of Plumerville. His maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George Poteet of Plumerville; Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Poteet of Overcup; great-grandparents; and Mrs. Sam Sims of Plumerville, great-grandmother. Tom Dickens of Greenbrier is the child’s paternal great-grandfather.

25 years ago

(1989)

Brenna Shaw, 8-year-old daughter of Bryan and Paula Shaw of Conway, won trophies for best dressed and second alternate beauty in her division in the America’s Miss Springtime Sweetheart Pageant, held April 29 in Jacksonville.

Brenna is a second-grade student at Ellen Smith Elementary School.

10 years ago

(2004)

The Cadron Valley Country Club recently unveiled a new sign leading into the club and recognized the sponsors who helped purchase it. Those at the unveiling included Glynn Long of US Foods, CVCC general manager John Brainerd, and Blake Browning of First State Bank. Other sponsors include Sign Zone and the Bug Reaper.

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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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