Yesterdays June 29

75 years ago


Mrs. Ed Simpson was hostess to the Wednesday Bridge Club for its meeting and games at her home on Robinson Avenue Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. S.D. Mitchell won the club prize and a gift was given to Mrs. Sam Wood of Fort Smith, a special guest.

50 years ago


Lawrence Mobley of Conway, assistant vice president of First National Bank in Little Rock, is attending the School of Financial Public Relations at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Mobley joined the bank staff last year after coaching basketball at Hendrix College three years.

25 years ago


Leslie Nicole Thomas, 5, daughter of Dwayne and Deanna Thomas of Greenbrier, was named 1989 overall Spirit Rose Queen in the America’s King and Queen of Roses Pageant, a production of the Royal-American Beauty Systems, held Saturday at the Ramada Inn in Jacksonville.

Leslie is a granddaughter of Jim and Linda Brannon and Luther and Louise Thomas and a great-granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Nichols and Mildred Chambers, all of Greenbrier.

10 years ago


Kristopher Hardin, 15, of Greenbrier recently made a hole in one on the 160-yard, No. 7 hole at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club. He used a 7-iron for his first hole in one of his golfing career.


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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