News & History

Week in Clark County history: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

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.

Compiled by Nicholas Krinchen, for

10 years ago (2013)

Henderson State University Theatre, in partnership with the Department of Music, presented seven performances of Scrooge! The Musical by Leslie Bricusse. Pictured as Ebenezer Scrooge is HSU’s professor of music, Dr. William Higgins.

Henderson State University named Christi Batts as director of Hot Springs Academic Initiatives to help the university establish and maintain a physical presence in the Hot Springs area.

20 years ago (2003)

The OBU Tigers defeated the HSU Reddies at the 2003 Battle of the Ravine 35-17.

With the lack of involvement as one of the concerns with the electoral process in the country, students at HSU participated in the voting process and encouraged other young voters to get involved.

30 years ago (1993)

High winds and record-low temperatures didn’t stop local residents from enjoying the 13th annual Gurdon Forest Festival.

Molly May and Christina Phelps, among other Hilltop 4-H Club youths and members, help out to landscape the Clark County Extension office.

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