If pressed, Eric Hughes, chairman of the Economic Development Corp. of Clark County, could make an educated guess about the information on his business cards. When Hughes, an Arkadelphia lawyer, took over as chairman of the organization three years ago he was told that new business cards were a must.
100 years ago April 22, 1916 ARKADELPHIA -- A clever swindler who visited Arkadelphia yesterday talked the proprietor of the Caddo hotel out of 50 perfectly good dollars and later, when he was arrested at Malvern, he talked himself out of jail and has not been seen since.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has long said helping abused children became a mission for him in part because of his wife. On Wednesday, he revealed who inspired first lady Susan Hutchinson: Beverly Engle, who founded and served as executive director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County.
Revered and Reviled , a documentary based on the collection of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's works at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, will be on the screen at 7 p.m. today at the Breckenridge Village 12 in Little Rock. The film, the fourth title in the "Art & Architecture in Cinema" series, focuses on Renoir's artistic reinvention after his rejection of impressionism in the early 1890s.
Bobby Newman would serve portions of Union and Ouachita County for 30 years, ushering in important changes for the area. Bobby Gene Newman was born in 1926 in El Dorado at the height of the oil boom and the middle of three sons. Newman, worked in the boiler room at the nearby Lion Oil refinery for 46 years and walked to work every day. But according to family and friends, the accomplishment he was most proud of was his family. In honor of his work, a portion of State Highway 7 near Smackover was renamed the Bobby Newman Bypass in 2012.
And the city decided that its future lay in education. Ouachita Baptist College had opened in 1886 on the grounds of the former Arkansas School for the Blind with additional donations of land and money from the community. In the meantime, the decade-old Central Collegiate Institute was looking to move from its birthplace in Altus, situated between Russellville and Fort Smith. That fall, the school welcomed its newest freshman class as Henderson State Teachers College. The state gave the institution its modern name of Henderson State University.
Sells as the its 16th president. Sells most recently worked more than nine years as vice president for university advancement at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. "The presidential search committee's desire to do a national search was different than all of our presidential searches in recent history," Jay Heflin, chairman of the OBU Board of Trustees, said in a news release. Gene Whisenhunt, immediate past chairman of the OBU board of trustees and a 1983 Ouachita alumnus, was chairman of the presidential search committee.