News & History

Week in Clark County History: Nov. 20-26

For the Week in Clark County History, we combed through bound copies of the Daily Siftings Herald to choose some front-page news from editions dating 10, 15 and 20 years ago.

10 years ago in Clark County

Nov. 20, 2012
A lack of rainfall was to blame for dropping water levels at Gurdon Lake. 

Nov. 21, 2012
State Sen. Percy Malone chaired a committee tasked with raising funds for a child safety center for victims of abuse. The project would eventually come to fruition with a child advocacy center carrying Malone’s namesake that serves several counties in the area.

15 years ago in Clark County

Nov. 23, 2007
The McDowell Farms barn-style country home on Palmetto Road was highlighted on the annual Holiday Tour of Homes.

Nov. 26, 2007
The Arkadelphia Board of Education was eyeing a regulation allowing the school district to recoup the costs of teachers who cut ties with the district before their contract ended. The measure, eventually adopted and legal under state law, requires teachers to fulfill their contracts to Arkadelphia Public Schools. Teachers under contract with Arkadelphia Schools would not be released from their contract after July 15 unless their new employers pay the Arkadelphia district.

20 years ago in Clark County

Nov. 20, 2002
Alcoa representatives said they hoped to develop a recycling system within the next decade to eliminate the need for the company’s landfill for spent pot liner, located adjacent to the plant.

Nov. 22, 2002
A proposed solid waste landfill about 3 miles north of Gurdon drew opposition from Mayor Clayton Franklin, who said a dump would pollute the area’s well water supply.

Nov. 25, 2002
Sturgis Hall, a dorm for honors students at Henderson State University, was dedicated in a ceremony. 

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