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Norma J. Rasmussen Adams

March 19, 2012

Norma J. Rasmussen Adams, 81, of Alexander passed away on March 15, 2012. She was born on Sept. 21, 1930 to Joseph Richard and Lorraine Edwards Fowler in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a proud member of the Bryant Senior Activity Center. She worked as an LPN for 25 years at St. Vincent’s Hospital and retired in 1995.
Norma is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Levi E. Rasmussen and Chester Adams; son, Douglas Rasmussen and one granddaughter.

Willie J. Robertson

March 19, 2012

Willie J. Robertson, 74, of Alexander passed away Friday, March 16. He was born April 61937 at Navy Landing to Joe R. and Mary Illa Fisher Robertson. He was a very loving and faithful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He loved spending time with his friends and family outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Willie was also an avid Texas Holdem player, and was a member of the Collegeville Volunteer Fire Department for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David Ray Robertson.

Christine Bennett

March 19, 2012

Christine Bennett, 84, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 15. She was born August 9, 1927 in Little Rock, to the late Christopher and Eula Mae Lawhon Rauch. She worked for St. Vincent in Telecommunications for 42 years were she retired and was a member and church clerk of Baseline Missionary Baptist for 48 years. Christine was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whom loved to cook for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Wallace Bennett and two brothers, George and Kenneth Rauch.

Elva Louise “Lou” Hester

March 19, 2012

Elva Louise “Lou” Hester, 92, of Benton passed away Wednesday evening, March 14, 2012, at Saline Memorial Hospice House at Bryant.
She was born Oct. 9, 1919, to Albert V. and Rosebud Greenway Barnette at Blocher, Ark. She was a graduate of Fountain Lake High School and a member of Grape Chapel Church of God.
Mrs. Hester was preceded in death by her husband, Rogie L. Hester; her parents; her brother, Walker Barnette; and her stepmother, Etha Lee Barnette.

Bill Brotherton, Jr.

March 19, 2012

Bill Brotherton Jr., 69, of Benton passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
He was born May 5, 1942, in Bauxite to the late William E. Brotherton Sr. and Arie Green.
Mr. Brotherton was a disc jockey in his early years and worked at the Arkansas Health Center for 35 years.
He was an avid fan of the Razorbacks, St. Louis Cardinals, and Bauxite Miners.

Moore to seek re-election to council

March 19, 2012

Benton resident Brad Moore has announced candidacy for a 5th term as Ward 4/Position 1 Alderman on the Benton City Council.
Moore lists his accomplishments as alderman as actions of which he is proud and which include:
· As chairman, Personnel Committee presented Comprehensive Employee Handbook
(passed unanimously) that is currently used
· As chairman, Personnel Committee presented proposal to settle lawsuit with
AFSCME union (passed unanimously)
· As chairman, Billboard Ad-Hoc Committee presented the "Billboard

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