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by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 15, 2020 at 2:25 a.m.

100 years ago

Nov. 15, 1920

• Bankers of Arkansas will come to Little Rock tomorrow in large numbers, judging by the telegraph and telephone messages received yesterday in reply to the call for an emergency meeting of the state's financiers. Moorhead Wright, Arkansas committeeman for the Federal International Banking Company, and B. E. Walt, secretary of the Arkansas Bankers' Association, were kept busy yesterday receiving acceptances of the invitations to gather here and discuss financial and agricultural conditions.

50 years ago

Nov. 15, 1970

• Synagogue Agudath Achim, Little Rock's only orthodox Jewish congregation, was broke into Friday night by someone who stole one of the congregation's four Torahs, or sacred scrolls of Jewish law, with its sterling silver crown and breast plate. Maurice A. Besser, president of the congregation said the Torah was an old one, whose origin was not known. Its value is inestimable, but a replacement would cost $3,000, with an additional $1,000 to replace the crest and breast plate.

25 years ago

Nov. 15, 1995

FAYETTEVILLE -- Millions of dollars in new research facilities reflect a marriage of teaching and research at the University of Arkansas, Chancellor Dan Ferritor says. The UA board of trustees on Friday unanimously approved $14.6 million in construction and improvements, including a $10 million, four-story science building. "The state recognizes our mission as a research campus," Ferritor said. "The students benefit when we maintain the balance between teaching and research." The science building will house 40,600 square feet of laboratory space for the school's departments of biological sciences, geology and geography.

10 years ago

Nov. 15, 2010

CAMDEN -- Proponents of a proposed interstate highway that will cross south Arkansas say they support the project, although it remains years away from fruition. "This issue is not dead, it just takes a long period of time," said Michael Jones, newly elected vice president of the South Arkansas division of the I-69 Coalition during a meeting of the organization's board of directors last week. Jones is president and CEO of Merchants and Farmers Bank of Dumas. The group met in Camden to elect board members, assess the amount of interest in the I-69 proposal, present an update as to where the issue stands on a state and national level, and answer questions and hear ideas about ways to keep the proposal in the forefront of the minds of residents.

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