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August 8th

HOLLENBECK: Demise of favorite soap leaves void in daily TV life

August 8, 2011

Since “As the World Turns” concluded its daily rotations last fall, I’ve been off the soap opera circuit.
Can’t say I like it that way. I didn’t usually see the show live, but taped it for later viewing — after I had finally collapsed from that day’s fun and frivolity.
I miss that part of “life” as the soap moguls portrayed it. Although the plots had gotten really far out at times, it still had some elements of the ordinary life-death-and-everything-in-between struggles of the Hughes-Stewart clans that started the world turning a long time ago.

Richard Dale Bryant

August 8, 2011

 Richard Dale Bryant, 60, of Benton died Saturday August 6, at his home. He was born July 23, 1951 in Benton. Richard worked for the Saline County Road Dept. and was a member of Sharon Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Johnnie Bryant, Benton; sister, Mary Edmonson, Camden; five nephews and four nieces.
Memorial services will be 6 p.m., Tuesday at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel with visitation after the service.
Cremation services are by Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book at

Virgil (Bud) O. Shelton

August 8, 2011

Virgil (Bud) O. Shelton, 73, of Benton, passed away Friday, August 5.  He was born June 26, 1938 in Benton, to the late Virgil Henry and Nellie Marie Shelton. 

He retired from Alcoa and was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Shelton was a U.S. Marine serving in the Korean War and the Bay of Pigs.The following newspaper account described the latter experience: 


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