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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - DEATHS -

100 YEARS AGO July 14, 1918

WAL­NUT RIDGE — Wheat grow­ers of this sec­tion at a meet­ing this week de­cided to give the firm of S. N. Pitzell of this city the con­tract han­dling all their wheat. The firm will charge five cents per bushel for han­dling the crop, pay­ing St. Louis prices, less the freight. The price now is $2.24 for No. 1 and $2.21 for No. 2.

50 YEARS AGO July 14, 1968

The Arkansas home­com­ing of singing star Glen Camp­bell was damp­ened by a thun­der-shower Satur­day af­ter­noon at Adams Field, but a large group of home­town fans braved the rain to wel­come the de­light of De­light. Camp­bell, who came to Lit­tle Rock for a con­cert at the Coli­seum, was wel­comed by Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor Mau­rice Britt and about 300 other per­sons, most of them young fans from the De­light area in Pike County. Camp­bell is from Bill­stown, near De­light, but De­light claims him. The rain be­gan about 10 min­utes be­fore Camp­bell ar­rived on an Amer­i­can Airlines jet.

25 YEARS AGO July 14, 1993

CON­WAY — The Toad Suck Ferry Lock and Dam has helped ca­noes, bass boats and bulky barges head up­stream on the Arkansas River, but the 12-footer that went through the gates dur­ing the week­end had no pad­dle or mo­tor. Ralph Gator made it through on his own power. Ralph, an al­li­ga­tor, had taken up res­i­dence in a quiet pool down­stream from the dam near an Army Corps of En­gi­neers park, where vis­i­tors flocked to see the big rep­tile. Park rangers warned peo­ple to mind their fin­gers and toes, and are re­lieved he’s left the park area.

10 YEARS AGO July 14, 2008

A 56-year-old Miller County man died Satur­day af­ter­noon when a trac­tor he was us­ing caught fire in a pas­ture on U.S. 82 about five miles west of Gar­land City. The man’s name was not im­me­di­ately re­leased pend­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tion of next of kin, said Miller County Coro­ner Ed­die Hawkins. Hawkins pro­nounced the man dead at 5:42 p.m. at Wadley Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Texarkana. The cause of death was not im­me­di­ately known, and an au­topsy was or­dered, Hawkins said. The man was plow­ing a field about 4:30 p.m. Satur­day at 20292 U.S. 82 in Miller County when part of a barbed-wire fence be­came wrapped around one of the wheels, said Miller County Sgt. Glenn Cross.

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