Yesterdays July 17

75 years ago


Miss Jane Hess of Conway has been elected teacher of home economics in the high school at Guy for the 1939-40 session. She is a graduate of the Arkansas State Teachers College.

50 years ago


Four Conway boys are in Washington, D.C., to spend two days before opening of the Boy Scout International Jamboree in Valley Forge State Park, Pa.

They are Sam Smith, Andrew Thompson, John Doolos and Pete Pittman. The Conway youths are with Boy Scout Troop No. 68.

25 years ago


Sharon Ford and children, Scott and Amie, of El Paso, Texas, are in Conway visiting family and friends. Mrs. Ford is a daughter of Doyce and Wanda Ballard of Conway.

10 years ago


Kelsey Lea, 12, of Conway will be in a contest on NBC’s Today Show in New York on Saturday, July 31, and she hopes to blow it. Big time.

Kelsey is one of six national finalists in the Dubble Bubble National Bubble Blowing Competition held in Wal-Mart stores across the country.

She is the daughter of Lesley and Ancil Lea III of Conway and she is a student at Conway Christian School.


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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