100 years ago
Nov. 5, 1919
PINE BLUFF — At a meeting of the State Board held Monday bids were opened for the erection of two buildings for the Arkansas boys’ industrial school located near Pine Bluff and it is expected that contracts will be awarded in a few days. The new buildings are to cost between $65,000 and $75,000 and with the furnishings and equipment, will use up the appropriation for building purposes made by the legislature. It was planned, to erect a dormitory which would house about 32 boys, but this was abandoned owing to the lack of funds.
50 years ago
Nov. 5, 1969
EL DORADO — Rev. Sam Shepparson of El Dorado, a member of a board seeking to start a private school in El Dorado, said Tuesday that a definite plan had been completed. He said the institution would be called the Christian Academy of El Dorado and would open its doors next September to grades one through nine.
25 years ago
Nov. 5, 1994
• Four Arkansas teachers are among 215 nationwide to win the 1994 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. The four Arkansans will receive $7,500 grants for their schools, plus a trip to Washington in the spring. The grants are provided by the National Science Foundation for enhancing math and science programs at schools. The four are: Renee Kovach, an elementary mathematics specialist in the Little Rock School District. Kovach works with 55 children in three of the district’s elementary schools. Kovach has been a teacher for 12 years. Sharon Lynn Boyd, a first-grade teacher at Central Elementary School in Cabot. Boyd has been a teacher for 14 years, four of them in Cabot. Wallece Jewell Brewer, a seventh-and eighth-grade math teacher at Annie Camp Junior High School in Jonesboro. Brewer has taught every mathematics course except calculus during her 21-year career. Ellen Turner Neaville, who teaches biology to students in grades 10 through 12 at Rogers High School in Rogers. Neaville, a teacher for 12 years, is chairman of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and emphasizes wildlife and nature in her classroom.
10 years ago
Nov. 5, 2009
• The Arkansas lottery sold $48 million in tickets and paid out $30 million in prizes during its first five weeks, lottery spokesman Julie Baldridge said Monday. The lottery started selling scratch-off tickets on Sept. 28 and began selling tickets for the multistate Powerball jackpot game Saturday. The lottery’s retailers had sold about $510,000 in Powerball tickets as of Tuesday at about 3:30 p.m. for Wednesday night’s drawing for a jackpot of about $66 million, said Ernie Passailaigue, executive director of the Arkansas Lottery Commission.
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