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100 years ago

June 18, 1919

FORT SMITH -- An eleventh hour effort to hold up final decision in the suit of Martha Jackson, a full-blood Creek Indian of Oklahoma, to establish ownership of the famous Barney Thlocco allotment in Creek county, Okla., said to be worth from $4,000,000 to $5,000,000, was prevented this afternoon when Judge Frank A. Youmans in the United States District Court refused to permit the filing of an intervention on behalf of W. E. McKinney, who recently was appointed guardian of the girl by the Okufuskee county, Okla., Probate Court on the ground that the Jackson girl was incompetent.

50 years ago

June 18, 1969

• Service pins for 133 employees of five to 45 years' standing will be presented by the University of Arkansas Medical Center in ceremonies at 2 p.m. Friday. The 45-year pin will go to Mrs. Melba Stockfeld, a microtechnician in the Department of Anatomy, whose tenure is a record for the School of Medicine, which was founded in 1879. Mrs. Agnes P. Hughes, a member of the Nursing Service staff of the Outpatient Clinic, will receive a 25-year pin. Twenty-year pins will go to Dr. Carl E. Duffy, Dr. L.D. Seager, Mrs. Dolores Johnson, Mrs. Wanda Weise, Miss Teresa Wellman, Mrs. Ethel Gaylor, and Mrs. Stella Dunker. ... Eleven employees will receive 15-year pins, 31 will receive 10-year pins, and 82 five-year pins. The awards will be made by Storm Whaley, vice president for health sciences.

25 years ago

June 18, 1994

ST. JOE -- Authorities closed off a 14-mile stretch of the Buffalo River as they searched Friday for a man who allegedly committed one armed robbery and more than a dozen area burglaries in the last month. The man -- described as thin, scruffy and white and who stole food, tobacco, whiskey and firearms -- remained free late Friday. State police spokesman Wayne Jordan said officers assumed the man was armed and dangerous. Jordan said about 30 officers -- including National Park rangers, state troopers and Searcy County sheriff's deputies -- continued the manhunt that began Thursday when a witness saw the suspect leave a home in St. Joe with a gun in his hand. Later Thursday, a St. Joe resident reported a man held him hostage about two hours and robbed him of $320.

10 years ago

June 18, 2009

• Arkansas officials say they expect to hire about 400 workers using stimulus money but are warning applicants that the jobs won't be there when the federal funds run out. Representatives from several state agencies held a town-hall meeting Monday in Little Rock to discuss Arkansas' expected $2.9 billion share of the stimulus package. The meeting was the sixth in a series of forums around the state. Chris Masingill, the state's implementation officer for stimulus projects, said agencies have begun hiring temporary workers through the stimulus package. Applicants for the jobs have to sign letters acknowledging that the positions won't exist once the stimulus money runs out, he said. "There's no guarantees and no promises, and the governor's been very clear about that," Masingill said. "They're going to know that on the front end." More than 6,000 people applied for 112 temporary jobs the Department of Human Services is creating with stimulus funds to focus on family services. The jobs will pay about $28,000 a year and will stop at the end of 2010, when the $6 million will be used up.

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