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100 years ago

Jan. 13, 1920

EL DORADO -- Efforts to test out Trinity at the 1,440-foot level were abandoned today and the well will be cased in to the 1,963-foot level. Manager C.H. Adams, who arrived tonight, said that he will return to the well Thursday, when he expects the crew to be ready to test the 1,963-foot level.

50 years ago

Jan. 13, 1970

WEST MEMPHIS -- Plans to establish a private elementary school here by the 1970-71 school year were announced Monday by Rev. Bob Alston, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church here. Mr. Alston said the Church already had plans to enlarge its educational building for the elementary classes.

25 years ago

Jan. 13, 1995

MARIANNA -- Marianna teachers ended their three-day strike Thursday night after the Lee County School Board agreed to conditions the teachers found acceptable. "Now we can all concentrate our actions on educating the students," said Nancy Blount, president of the Lee County Teachers Association. "We're still hopeful." School should resume today, school officials said. The district's five schools remained closed Thursday and its 2,275 students stayed home. The strike began Tuesday morning when the district refused to reimburse teachers for two days of sick pay docked from the paychecks of those who participated in a four-day "sickout" last week. More than 100 teachers called in sick to protest what they claimed was a shortage in a pay increase the school board promised them in December.

10 years ago

Jan. 13, 2010

FAYETTEVILLE -- Randy Alexander, 58, of Springdale announced Tuesday that he is a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held since 1998 by Blanche Lincoln, a Democrat. Alexander is the eighth Republican to enter the race. Alexander said he became involved in politics last year and went to Washington, D.C., for a Tea Party protest on Sept. 12. The Tea Party movement primarily objects to high levels of government spending. Alexander served until recently as vice chairman of the board for the Washington County Tea Party.

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