Archive - Nov 2012
In addition to the presidential election, arguably the most discussed topic for voters concerns Issue 5, which would legalize marijuana in Arkansas for medicinal purposes.
While the support group â€” Arkansans for Compassionate Care â€” is asking voters to have "compassion" and agree that marijuana will help people with serious illnesses, there are many state leaders who say there is more to Issue 5 than what voters realize.
The Harmony Grove Cardinals finished off the regular season in style when they pulled out their third shutout of the season on the road at Horatio with a 27-0 domination of the Lions on Thursday night in 5-3A conference action.
"We played well on both sides of the ball and the kicking game," Assistant Coach Richard Moore said. "Good effort."
Harmony Grove also shut out Poyen 17-0 in Week 1 and Bismarck 27-0 in Week 5.
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Nearly 18,000 ballots have been cast from early voters in the Nov. 6 general election, according to tallies from the Saline County Clerk's Office.
The exact total thus far is 17,952, which included 1,826 ballots on Wednesday.
Broken down by specific sites, that number included 941 in Benton, 664 in Bryant and 221 in the Lonsdale area.
A Benton woman was arrested on Friday for 23 counts of animal cruelty, authorities said.
As of press time, 48-year-old Dorothy Rhonda Braithwaite remains in the Saline County jail with a $2,500 sheriff's bond. She is expected to appear in Benton District Court on Nov. 13.
Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department, said there is no indication that Braithwaite was selling the animals or part of an illegal "puppy mill." He said authorities do not anticipate any more arrests; however, the investigation is continuing.
Reedy Edward Harris, 100, of Bauxite died Thursday, Oct. 25. He was born Feb. 12, 1912 in Center Ridge.
Mr. Harris was a retired millwright and a member of the Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Franklin Harris and Josephine Brinkley Harris; his wife, Claudia Harris; a son, Edward Leon Harris; three brothers, Arthur, Glen and Harold Harris.
Scottie Sue (Noel) Stevens,, 77, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
She was born Nov. 26, 1934. in Halliday to the late Purvis Noel and Marie (Hampton) Noel.
She was baptized in 1948 at New Liberty Baptist Church in Greene County, in a pond in Marmaduke and has been an active member of First Baptist Church of Benton since March of 1957.Â Mrs. Stevens retired as business manager for the Benton School District.
Peggy Ruth Wilkins, 80, of Alexander passed away on October 28, with her family by her side.Â She was born on July 24, 1932 to the late, Roy C. and Mary Alice Jewell in Strong.Â Peggy was a dedicated member for 36 years at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Otter Creek.Â She enjoyed spending time with her family and researching her family genealogy.Â
She is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jerrell Wilkins Jr.; her daughter, Mary Carol Lariveria; her brother, Roy and her sister, Nell.
Freda Odean (Richmond) Harris, 86, of Benton, passed away October 25. She was born July 3, 1926 to the late John & Lydia (Brummett) Richmond. She was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church and the Kate Wright Sunday School class. She was an avid lover of nature and enjoyed working with flowers, gardening and bird watching. She spent her life being the best wife, mother and Nanny that any family could be blessed to have.
Larry M. Hughes, 67, of Bentonville passed away October 24, at Regency hospital of Springdale. He was born January 18, 1945 in Benton to Eric and Mary Bragg Hughes. After graduating from high school, Larry went into the police academy. He was a proud police officer for in Benton and then later for the city of Berryville. He retired from his position as a police officer at NWACC, after 12 years of service. Â Larry was in avid reader, fisherman and hunter. He was a member at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Bentonville.
Reedy Edward Harris, 100, of Bauxite, died Thursday October 25. He was born February 12, 1912 in Center Ridge. Mr. Harris was a retired millwright and a member of the Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Franklin Harris and Josephine Brinkley Harris, wife, Claudia Harris, son, Edward Leon Harris, three brothers, Arthur, Glen and Harold Harris.