Yesterdays Sept. 29

Dalton Matthews, Vilonia merchant, announced today he will occupy his new store building, recently completed, this week and that a special opening sale will be held Saturday.

The Matthews store features groceries, feed, hardware and radios.

Two Conway National Guardsmen were commissioned to second lieutenants yesterday in Co. D. 2nd Battle Group of the 153rd Infantry here.

Travis Acklin and Kent Darwin will be assigned as platoon leaders with the unit. They recently completed nine weeks of officer candidate school at Ft. Benning, Ga.

Acklin, 26, has been in the Guard eight years. He is married and the father of two sons, Kenneth, 6, and Jimmy, 5. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Tommy H. Acklin.

Darwin, 22, has been in the Guard three years. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Darwin and is a student at Hendrix College.

Phil and Tina Scaliatine of the Holland community are parents of a daughter, Kimberly Ann, born Thursday (Aug. 27, 1987) at University Hospital. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Grandparents are George and Marty Scaliatine and Richard and Barbara Taylor, all of Holland. Great-grandparents are Kenith and Ann Deedon of Wisconsin and Luther and Catherine Chalk of Heber Springs.

Philip Hopp, M.D., has joined Arkansas Pediatrics in Conway. A graduate of Vilonia High School, Dr. Hopp is returning home after practicing pediatrics at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. A major in the Air Force, he is married with two children. Dr. Hopp enjoys hunting, furniture making and computers.


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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