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Woodrow Murrell operated the only news stand in Arkadelphia from 1970 to 1992. The last location of the news stand was at 207 South Sixth Street in the building formerly occupied by the Citizens National Bank.

Ed Fortson started the news stand on Main Street in the late 1930s. When he passed away, his son-in-law, Jewell Hall, continued the business. After World War II, the business was sold to Clifton Hardin and its name was changed to Red's News Stand. Woody Murrell purchased the business in 1970. In addition to Woody, his sister Mrs. Fay Abraham worked there.

This collection consists of three ledgers that capture daily business transactions. It also includes one small notebook containing farm-related expenditures.



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