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100 years ago

April 21, 1919

• Reports reaching the Gazette from correspondents over the state are to the effect that more than 25 dipping vats were destroyed last week by dynamite or other methods. The reports came from White, Saline, Polk, Hempstead and other counties, where feeling among the inhabitants of rural communities in certain sections of the counties is said to be extremely antagonistic to the dipping law. Many farmers and small owners of stock have outwardly voiced their opposition to dipping their cattle, and in some counties small organized bands are said to be responsible for the destruction of the vats.

50 years ago

April 21, 1969

• Governor Rockefeller has appointed Dr. John C. Schultz of Little Rock to the Board of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium to fill the unexpired term of John H. Sorenson, the Little Rock advertising executive who died April 6. The term will expire January 14, 1975.

25 years ago

April 21, 1994

• A Little Rock man arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated robbery and theft of property after a car was stolen was charged in jail Wednesday in connection with another auto theft. Police arrested Willie Houston, 24, and Preston Flowers, 19, Saturday on charges of aggravated robbery. Earlier that day, Fred Reeves of Little Rock was robbed of his car while washing it at the Broadway Car Wash at Broadway and I-630. A witness told police a purple-and-white Oldsmobile had followed the stolen car out of the car wash. ... Police said two men had robbed Rodney Wright at gunpoint at 8:20 p.m. Friday while he was washing a car at the C Stop car wash at 6920 Asher Ave. Wright told police the men took $150 and two gold necklaces, then left in his car, followed by a purple-and-white Oldsmobile.

10 years ago

April 21, 2009

• Arkansas' environment is being endangered by operations that dispose of "drill water" used by natural gas drillers in the Fayetteville Shale, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality said in a report released Monday. The 11 drill-water storage and disposal operations in the Fayetteville Shale area, or land farms, had violated the terms of their permits, based on a study the environmental agency conducted between Nov. 25 and Jan 20. In December, the agency ordered two of those firms to cease operation and said it intended to revoke their permits. Fayetteville Shale Land Farm in Lonoke County and Central Arkansas Disposal in White County, both owned by Ron Carl, have been shuttered until the department rescinds its emergency closure orders.

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