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100 years ago

Nov. 19, 1917

MENA -- Julius Carden, suspected as one of the bandits who robbed the Bank of Glenwood of nearly $8,000 three weeks ago and who was captured five miles east of this city yesterday afternoon, probably will not live through the night. He is at the home of his mother, Mrs. Josie Carden, under heavy guard. He was shot by members of a posse led by Sheriff H. W. Finger. Carden, it is said, was positively identified today by K. E. Hallman, the cashier, who was kidnapped, and by McFerrin Gibbs, assistant cashier.

50 years ago

Nov. 19, 1967

• Little Rock firemen were called Saturday to extinguish a variety of fires -- including two wood fires, a fire in a pile of tires at a rubber company, and several trash and grass fires. The two wood fires were at 12:49 p.m. at 8107 West Twenty-sixth Street and at 12:58 p.m. at Gillam Park. The first fire burned about half an acre. The second, a two-alarm fire, burned eight or nine acres, firemen said. They said they did not know how either fire started. Alton Overton, 27, a hoseman for the Fire Department, was injured when the truck on which he was riding struck a bump on the way to the woods fire at 8107 West Twenty-sixth.

25 years ago

Nov. 19, 1992

MENA -- Two recent infant deaths here may have been caused by the formula they ingested, while a third infant death is being blamed on sudden infant death syndrome, investigators said. The Food and Drug Administration, the Mena (Polk County) Police Department and the Polk County sheriff's office are investigating a possible link between the formula and the deaths of two infants. "It is very peculiar," Mena police investigator Travis Mott said of the infant deaths. However, an FDA spokesman said it is "too early" to blame the formula for the deaths.

10 years ago

Nov. 19, 2007

FORT SMITH -- More than three decades went by as Bennie Westphal and his family prepared their Fort Smith riverfront property for development. One truckload at a time, the land rose 25 feet, from low-level riverbank in 1971 to where it is today, just about even with the rest of the city's downtown. So Westphal said he's not too worried that it could take several years for the federal government to determine whether an Oklahoma Indian tribe has the right to build a casino there. "All we know to do is just wait," the would-be developer said in a recent interview.

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