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100 years ago

Aug. 15, 1919

• J. B. Harris, president of the Little Giant Oil and Gas Company, received a message from D. H. Eccles, his partner, who is at Desdemona, Tex., yesterday, saying that the Little Giant Well No. 1 had reached the top of the sand, that it was making 1,000 barrels per day and would drill in today. This well promises to be one of the sensations of the field when completed, according to Mr. Harris. ... It is said that several hundred Little Rock residents own stock in the Little Giant.

50 years ago

Aug. 15, 1969

CROSSETT -- Plans for the total integration of Crossett schools have been announced by Superintendent Hugh Willis. Willis said that all children in the 11th and 12th grades would attend Crossett High school. Children in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades will go to a middle school at T. W. Daniel. ... The Board told Willis to continue working with the principals to achieve complete racial balance in the elementary schools. ... Willis also told the School Board that the budget would be strained this year, principally because of higher food and labor costs in the lunchrooms and the employment of eight to 10 more faculty members. The additional teachers were needed, Willis said, so that special attention may be given the students during the transitional period of total integration.

25 years ago

Aug. 15, 1994

• Central High School Principal Rudolph Howard welcomes a group from the "I Have A Dream" National Youth Assembly to the Little Rock school during a visit Sunday afternoon ... More young people need spirituality and respect for one another before they can close the generation gap, according to those attending the "I Have A Dream" National Youth Assembly in Little Rock on Sunday. ... Dr. Theman Ray Taylor Sr., a University of Central Arkansas professor of history, said the problem isn't a generation gap but a moral gap. "It has nothing to do with the generation, it has to do with morals," Taylor said. Many young people agreed and said finding spirituality was necessary for moving forward.

10 years ago

Aug. 15, 2009

• A June 30 hailstorm in North Little Rock and Sherwood lasted only 30 minutes, but its effects are still being felt. ... Body shops in the Little Rock area were swamped after the hailstorm. There were enough vehicles needing repairs to support a slew of traveling dent-repair operations, some of which were still in business this week along Kiehl Avenue, John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Landers Road near U.S. 67-167. ... In Sherwood, more than 230 permits were issued in July for storm-related repairs to roofs and siding. ... Despite being a hassle for home and car owners, the hailstorm has "been good for everybody" in the repair business.

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