Archive - Oct 25, 2012
Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election, to date, has drawn a total of 5,778 voters in Saline County.
On Wednesday, 1, 917 voters cast their ballots at the three early voting sites. This included 986 in Benton, 514 in Bryant and 417 in the Lonsdale area.
On the first day, a total of 1,860 Saline County residents voted in the initial opportunity to cast ballots in advance of Election Day and 2,001 voted on the second day.
The Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce will host the ninth annual Monster Madness at Mills Park today, starting at 5:30 p.m. and continuing until dark.
"This started as a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club, but it is also a response to people asking for a community celebration for Halloween," said chamber Executive Director Rae Ann Fields. "This way, people don't have to go out into neighborhoods where they don't know anyone."
Sherrell Lynn Pedron, 83, of Benton passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, at Saline Memorial Hospital.Â He was born March 31, 1929 in Camden to the late Julius Andrew Pedron and Lora Bell (Rogers) Pedron.Â Pedron was a U.S. Navy Veteran of both WWII and the Korean War, a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Benton, and retiree from Alcoa, where he was an industrial mechanic.Â
Patricia Ann Franklin, 55, of Conway died Thursday, Oct. 18, in Conway. She was born June 5, 1957, in Little Rock. Patricia was a Baptist.
She is survived by her mother, Doris Franklin, and father, Ralph Franklin, both of Benton; brother, Charles Christian, of Benton; sister and brother-in-law, Becky Wells and Randy, of Texas; niece, Sheryl Howerton, of Texas; nephew, Ryan Wells, of Texas; their families; and her extended family at Conway Human Development Center.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22, at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton.