News & History

Week in Clark County History: Oct. 30-Nov. 5

For the Week in Clark County History, we combed through bound copies of the Daily Siftings Herald, housed in the archives of Riley-Hickingbotham Library at Ouachita Baptist University. We choose some front-page news from editions dating back 10, 15 and 20 years ago.

10 years ago in Clark County

Nov. 2, 2012
Circuit Clerk Martha Jo Smith filed a lawsuit against nine lending companies that disregarded a technicality in deed transfers that caused loss income for counties where the land was sold.

Manchester United Methodist Church was celebrating its 175th anniversary.

Nov. 5, 2012
A pilot flying over the area was forced to make an emergency landing at Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field after a malfunction with his plane’s landing gear.

15 years ago in Clark County

Nov. 2, 2007
The Henderson State Reddies defeated the Ouachita Tigers 18-0, the first Battle of the Ravine shutout for the Reddies in almost 40 years.

Henderson State University and the City of Arkadelphia entered a 20-year lease agreement on a hangar at Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field. Under the agreement, Henderson would pay the city $193,176 to lease the building. The money was paid up front.

The Arkadelphia Fire Department was able to purchase hotspot-seeking infrared camera, a $9,000 piece of equipment, thanks to a gift from the Alcoa Foundation.

20 years ago in Clark County

Nov. 4, 2002
A pair of juveniles was arrested in Clark County for stealing political signs. Dan Turner, who at the time was deputy prosecutor, said the juveniles were caught with the signs after law enforcement received reports of “numerous” missing signs.

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