Yesterdays May 18

75 years ago

(1939)

Dr. E.S. Wallace, assistant professor of economics at Hendrix College, will go to Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss., as head of the department of economics next year, it was announced today.

Dr. Wallace has taught classes in economics and business at Hendrix for two years.

50 years ago

(1964)

Louis E. Hegeman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Hegeman of Conway, was recently elected secretary of Tau Beta Pi fraternity at the University of Arkansas, where he is a senior. Tau Beta Pi is a national honorary engineering fraternity.

25 years ago

(1989)

Don Buffaloe of Conway was awarded the juris doctor degree by the University of Arkansas School of Law at commencement exercises in Fayetteville recently. Buffaloe is a 1982 graduate of Conway High School and is a 1986 Honors College graduate at the University of the Central Arkansas.

10 years ago

(2004)

Several Faulkner County players helped the Arkansas Lil’ Lady Razorbacks to the 13-and-under title at the AAU Shootout in Little Rock.

The Lady’Backs defeated the South Arkansas Blue Lightning 54-52 in the championship game.

Chelsea Sublett of Bob Courtway Middle School, the Lady’Backs leading scorer, had 15 points. Jessica Thrower and Tia Houston both finished with nine points each.

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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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