YEARS AGO THIS WEEK - From the files of the June 10, 1981, Dumas Clarion:
Dumas has exceded its blood quota for the second consecutive year, Blood Program Chairman Tommy Peacock reports.
The goal for Dumas for fiscal year 1981 was 330 units, and 431 were collected for a plus 101.
The Dumas farmers market will open Wednesday, June 17, at 7 a.m. on South Main Street.
The market has been operating for about five years, and growers of the area sell vegetables and produce here.
A brief skirmish over mosquito control gave a brief regular session of hte Dumas City Council it only bite Tuesday, although city attorney Kenneth Johnson promised drafts of ordinances for consideration in July that would give teeth to the city’s attorney in criminal cases involving weapons in criminal cases of interference with a law enforcement officer.
Rev. John O. Alston assumed his duties as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Dumas last week.. He officiated at his first service Sunday Morning.
68 teams have entered into of date in the annual Walnut Lake Country Club Ding Dong Daddy Four-Ball Golf Tournament, which is slated for Friday-Saturday, June 19-21 at Pickens.
Not having played since they met for the state overall tennis championship in Spring of 1980, Dumas’ Leslie Henry and Little Rock’s Diane Henry probably were wary of one another than any pair of finalist in the Arkansas Junior Qualifying tournament at the Little Rock Racket Club Thursday.
The results of the battle was much the same as the last time the two- not related, by the way, - played each other, with the former Class AAA and overall winner at Dumas High School taking 6-3, 6-4 win in the Girls 18 Final.
Farmers who have experienced crop damage from blackbird overpopulation are being sought by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to test pilot a project for controlling the depredation, was announced recently by Thruman F. Booth, wildlife assistance project leader fro the Service in Little Rock.
Wrestling will return to Dumas Sunday afternoon at Gill Gymnasium when Frank Hill and Mike George head a four-bout card beginning at 2 p.m. under the sponsorship of dumas Civil Defense Unit.
A four-man tag joust with Skandor Akbar and Pork Chops Cash meeting Ken Mantell and Tom Jones is also scheduled, along with a preliminary battle between Ron McFarlane and Bill Starr.
The Walter Hall Post 84 American Legion team representing Dumas raised its season record to 3-2 Sunday witha pair of wins over McGehee, sweeping their South Desha County rivals by the scores of 6-5 and 9-1.
Two Dumas students were among eight Black students in Arkansas to be awarded Nexton P. Marshall Scholarships for 1981-82.
Cynthia Smith of Mitchellville, daughter of Mr.a nd Mrs. Napoleon Smith, and Debbie Venise Watts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Watts, Jr. will received $300 stipends. Funded from the Arkansas Teachers Association Endowment Program, the scholarships are named in honor of a ATA leader.