News & History

Week in Clark County History: April 23

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, 20 and 30 years ago.

This week in 2013

Clark County Relay for Life reported raising $58,000 in fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society between October and its annual relay.

An Amity man who initially called authorities to report a dog had bitten him became the target of criminal charges after authorities discovered he was a sex offender living too close to a school.

Baptist Health Medical Center named John Bowen as administrator at its Arkadelphia campus. Bowen would replace Greg Stubblefield.

The League of Latinos at Henderson State University spearheaded a fundraiser to provide reading materials to Latino students at Arkadelphia Public Schools. The group netted $1,000 by selling tacos on campus.

This week in 2003

A group of Henderson State University professors hosted a “teach-in” to discuss various issues connected with the war in Iraq. “Teach-ins” were popular occurrences on major university campuses during the Vietnam War.

Henderson State University’s board of trustees approved an 11.7% tuition increase, raising the cost a full-time student living on campus would pay for tuition, room and board from $3,311 to $3,699.

Arkadelphia police arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery at Tiger Mart Exxon at 10th and Pine streets.

Clark County Relay for Life reported raising $43,000 in proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. The local Relay event was host to 29 teams and 500 walkers at HSU’s Carpenter-Haygood Stadium.

An unofficial tourism promotions committee said Arkadelphia needs to better promote its tourism industry. In another article, Arkadelphia Parks & Rec director Rick Brumley was in the process of marketing the city’s Aquatic Park because word of mouth wasn’t enough to attract out-of-town visitors.

This week in 1993

A college party at one of Henderson State University’s fraternity houses resulted in 44 citations from Arkadelphia police. Most of the citations, which were handed out at an parking lot, were for drinking in public.

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