Yesterdays May 13

75 years ago

(1939)

A surprise birthday dinner was given in honor of Mr. W.T. Johnson at her home west of town last Sunday. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Thompson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Belote and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson and son, Travis, Miss Daisy Thompson and Gena Mae Belote of Greenbrier, and Harvey Huff of Marianna.

25 years ago

(1989)

Belle Goss, 86, showed her pleasure at being crowned Ms. Faulkner Nursing Center. The contest winner was decided by a vote of residents considering personality, appearance and participation of the contestant in nursing home activities. Mrs. Goss, who received cash and prizes, will compete in the district pageant Wednesday, May 24, in Little Rock.

10 years ago

(2004)

Greenbrier High School seniors Tara Hoover and Jayla Johnston signed letters of intent to play basketball at Central Baptist College during a ceremony on Tuesday. Present for the signing were their mothers, Tonya Hoover and Shawn Johnston, Jayla’s father Craig Johnston, CBC coach Lyle Middleton, and GHS coach Terry Smith. Jayla will also play softball at CBC.

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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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