46 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK - From the files of the February 26, 1975, Dumas Clarion:
United-Cost Plus, Inc. headquartered in Dumas opened its new United-Cost Plus here at 9 a.m. Wednesday in downtown Dumas. This was the 15th Cost plus opened in Arkansas and the 50th in the south since the Cost Plus Stores were started in April 1973.
An estimated $1,000 in merchandise was taken from Woodall’s Radio and TV Service at 105 Main in the burglary some time during the night os Saturday February 22, Police Chief A.L. Morgan reported today.
Entry to the shop was gain by kicking in a back door on the west side of the building.
A memorial fund has been started to aid in funding a drive by the Dumas-Desha County Hospital Auxiliary to purchase a fetal monitor for the hospital.
Dumas Lions Club will hold their annual light bulb sale Thursday, March 6, beginning at 6 p.m.
Proceed from the sale are divided between the Dumas Club and the Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind.
Ground was broken Monday afternoon Feb. 24, at the site of the new Jodie Partridge Center on Highway 54 East, with Mayor Billy Free presiding over the brief ceremony.
Marion E. McDonald of Dumas was honored by the state convention of the Arkansas Water Well Contractors in Hot Spring’s Arlington Hotel February 29-21.
Mr. McDonald, a charter member of the association, was presented an outstanding service plaque.