News & History

Week in Clark County History: Oct. 15-21

For the Week in Clark County History, we combed through bound copies of the Daily Siftings Herald housed in the archives at Ouachita Baptist University. Here are some front-page news briefs from editions dating 10, 20 and 30 years ago.

10 years ago (2013)

Out of school for parent/teacher conferences and teacher workshops, students in Arkadelphia made the most of their day off. Isabel Rodgers and older sibling Drew managed a lemonade stand outside their home. Also pictured is customer and classmate of Isabel, Breanne Currey.

20 years ago (2003)

A federal judge ruled that college students had the right to vote in the county where they attend college. The decision came down after a year-long court process prompted by a county official who removed about 1,000 students’ names from the voter rolls during a previous election.

Anna Ozmun and Carolie Poole set up a tea stand on Apple Blossom Drive to offer a cool refreshment to passersby on an unexpectedly hot October day.

30 years ago (1993)

The Arkadelphia Board of Directors made the decision to build sidewalks along Pine Street from 26th Street to Interstate 30. The city board’s main purpose of the sidewalk addition was for use by residents with physical disabilities, although anyone could use them.

County officials were considering a proposal to build a walking trail that would connect Caddo Valley to the Lower Lake area. Landowners thought the trail would help stabilize eroding streambeds along the Caddo River.

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