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50 Years Ago

From the Herald and Democrat in 1968

The mother of Little Leaguers who participated in a benefit soft ball game on Saturday evening at the JBU field really "had a ball." There was a nice crowd in attendance to see the "Miss Haps" defeat the "Miss Fits."

A collection, which was taken to be used for the purchase of Little League ball equipment netted $51.

The mother's wished to thank those who attended for their donations and also those who patronized the Little League stand at the Sidewalk Sale, where another $84 was added to the account.

30 Years Ago

From the Herald-Democrat in 1988

The Fair Tax Amendment was one of five ballot issues for Arkansas voters to decide in the November election, according to an Associated Press report.

Petitions for the amendment brought in 71,266 signatures, just slightly beyond the required 68,855 to be put on the ballot.

The amendment, which would eliminate a tax on household goods, allow the legislature to tighten collection of property tax on motor vehicles and change the number of votes necessary to enact or lower a tax, also making it harder to raise sales tax and easier to raise income tax.

Gov. Bill Clinton was quoted as saying the tax amendment was needed to provide Arkansas with a more fair tax system. "Arkansas will still be one of the hardest states in the country to raise a tax in if this passes," Clinton was quoted. "I don't see this as a scheme to raise the income tax." The AP report also said Clinton stated the amendment would do away with a tax on household goods and make it easier to get a car license.

10 Years Ago

From the Herald-Leader in 2008

If you're a pitching and defensive baseball purist, you probably didn't want to witness what happened in Bentonville at the North Arkansas 14-year-old Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament.

Siloam Springs and Fayetteville combined to score 46 runs, issue 28 walks, hit seven batters with pitches and commit 12 errors in a wild 25-19 Siloam Springs victory in the second scheduled game at Phillips Park.

Yep, you read it right, 25-19 and it's not a football score.

"Nineteen runs," said Fayetteville coach Robert Gibson. "I've been a part of baseball since I was 6 years old and I've never been a part of any game where my team scored 19 runs and we got beat."

Said Siloam Springs coach, Jim Snodgrass after the game, "That game was a pitching duel to see who could walk the most."

Both coaches agreed they had never been a part of anything like that.

Editorial on 07/11/2018

Print Headline: Senior Babe Ruth takes down Fayetteville 25-19

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