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18 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK - From the files of the January 8, 2003, Dumas Clarion:
Two armed men entered the JES Liquor store on Main Street abdout 8:15 a.m. Tuesday making off with an undetermined amount of cash.
They were aprehended a short time later according to Dumas Police Chief Every Cox, and were held in the Dumas jail Tuesday afternoon.
Delta Memorial Hospital’s governing board voted unanimously last summer to pursue planning to replace the current 53-year-old facility.
In August 2002, the Dumas City Council unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the replacement of the hospital.
Prominent civil rights activist, political organizer, University of Arkansas professor, Adoph Reed, 81, died Friday in Fayetteville.
New Year’s Eve saw the Dumas City Council ending the year the same way it began: arguing over the budget.
A 6 p.m. special council meeting was called on December 31 to approve the 2003 budget, and was preceded by a discussion of the budget among the mayor, several councilmembers adn a few individuals from teh coummunity.
Susan Thomas, with the University of Arkansas Delta Research and Design Center located in Clarendon, vistied Dumas High School EAST Lab.
The main emphasis for the visit was to discuss the concept of community and what it means.
Desha County’s jobless rate rose from 7.2 percent in October to 7.6 percent in November. Statistics released this week by the Labor Market Information Section of the Arkansas Employment Security Department show.