Yesterdays June 17

75 years ago

(1939)

Hardy Winters, employed on a PWA project on Hardin Hill, four miles west of Enola, yesterday killed a rattlesnake measuring 69 inches in length and nine inches around. The snake had 17 rattles and a button.

50 years ago

(1964)

W.C. Munn of Conway drew on his years as a botany instructor, but couldn’t find an explanation for a luster of 27 lilies. The stem is broad and flat instead of round suggesting a merger of two stems. Or, mutation or the poison of an insect might be responsible. Whatever the cause, Munn and those who know flowers were amazed.

25 years ago

(1989)

Anthony L. Bunting of Mayflower recently was promoted to the rank of boatswain’s mate 3rd class in the Naval Reserve.

A 1985 graduate of Conway High School, Bunting has been a reservist for four years. He is assigned to the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center in North Little Rock.

He is a son of Leon Bunting of Mayflower and Charlene Benton of Conway.

10 years ago

(2004)

Zach Oliver, a 12th-grade student at Quitman, has qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo., July 19-25.

Oliver made the Arkansas team with his efforts in steer wrestling at the Arkansas high school rodeo in Benton.

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Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:21

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Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:08

Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

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