News & History

Week in Clark County History: July 30

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.

10 years ago: 2013

More than a dozen members of an Arkansas Stream Team were pictured and featured for having cleaned the Caddo River and its banks — between the Lower Dam and River Rats — of some 600 pounds of trash.

Community leaders gathered for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of the DeSoto Bluff Trail.

Six cell phone antennas were added to a city water tower at 16th Street to enhance AT&T cellular service in Arkadelphia. AT&T leased the space, generating $2,050 per month, funds that were used to stabilize the local fireman’s pension fund.

Henderson State University announced it would be offering degree tracks in criminal justice, engineering physics, statistics and biochemistry, along with an online graduate program in education technology leadership.

A counterfeit money probe turned into an investigation of a marijuana grow operation at an Equine Rescue Road, Amity, residence. Two people were arrested in the bust, and a dozen plants were seized in the bust.

Four local youth part of Clark County 4-H were to head to New Orleans to compete in an “Iron Chef”-style competition, the Great American Seafood Cook-Off. The team consisted of Sierra Addams, Mason Archer, Alexandria Hunter and Lauren Quillin.

20 years ago: 2003

Damaged from recent heavy rainfall, Feaster Trail was the focus of an article after citizens complained of safety issues that included burnt-out street lights and vegetation overgrowth along the original mile of paved path.

A former Red Cross chapter director was arrested for felony theft after an investigation revealed the misuse of funds for personal gain.

30 years ago: 1993

Carrier Corp. of Clark County was expected to add 100 jobs to fulfill its production schedule. The company manufactured Scroll compressors for residential and light commercial air conditions, and employed 325 people in August 1993.

Albino bluebird chicks were reported to be a common sight at the Manning home of Coy and Faye DeLamar. The couple reported seeing as many as nine albinos hatch in six years, although they had not seen any adult albinos.

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