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100 years ago

Sept. 29, 1919

CONWAY, Sept. 28 -- Farmers through the county are taking much interest in the auction sales to be held here October 3 of 54 head of Poland-China hogs by the Faulkner County Poland China Breeders' Association and of 35 head of Shorthorn cattle by H. Robinson of Wooster and Robert Martin of Martinsville. The sales are for the purpose of distributing pure bred stock more widely over the county. The breed and grade of the stock offered for sale is guaranteed by the association and the owners of the animals offered for sale.

50 years ago

Sept. 29, 1969

• J.O. Cravens of Morrilton has asked the Army Engineers to allow him to continue his dredging operations on the Arkansas River from the mouth of the Petit Jean River northward about five miles. Cravens dredges sand and gravel with a floating plant and puts the material on the shore for commercial purposes. He is asking to have his permit extended until December 31, 1971.

25 years ago

Sept. 29, 1994

BRINKLEY -- The superintendent of the Brinkley School District has resigned and is considering a position at the state Department of Education. Dr. Bobbie Davis, superintendent for five years, said she announced her resignation at a special Brinkley School Board meeting. ... Davis said she had discussed a possible job with the Education Department but declined to reveal any details. "I've been approached about an administrative job at the state department," she said. ... The school board will choose an interim superintendent.

10 years ago

Sept. 29, 2009

• Little Rock's tourism agency wants to take control of one of the capital city's most popular destinations. City directors are considering a proposal to turn over River Market operations to the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau. The one-year experiment, with an option to continue beyond 2011, would save the city nearly $250,000 a year and give the bureau control over yet another tourism venue. ... The agency already operates the city's downtown parking garages, the Statehouse Convention Center and the Robinson Center. The idea of the commission taking over the River Market has been floated before -- Mayor Mark Stodola asked commissioners in 2007 to consider the idea. ... Commissioners haven't guaranteed that it will continue its voluntary financial aid for next year. Without the proposed agreement, Little Rock could be on the hook again in 2010 for all the venue's expenses.

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