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Archive - Mar 7, 2012

Firehouse Subs Foundation makes donation to Bryant Fire Dept.

March 7, 2012

Bryant firefighters are now better equipped to meet the needs of residents thanks to three Bullard Eclipse thermal imaging cameras that were recently donated to the fire department by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
The devices, worth nearly $19,000, detect body heat and hot spots in burning buildings, allowing firefighters to reach victims in half the time and extinguish potentially deadly fires.
“When you can’t even see your hand in front of your face, these cameras guide us to the heat source and people who may be inside the structure,” Capt. Rusty Long said.

Saline Memorial names new CEO

March 7, 2012

A new chief executive officer has been named for Saline Memorial Hospital.
The SMH Board of Directors has selected Bob Trautman to fill the CEO position.
Trautman comes to SMH with more than 35 years of executive-level health-care experience working in a diverse group of healthcare facilities from Mississippi to California, according to Rebecca Jones, director of marketing and community relations.
"He brings extensive experience leading a 239-bed acute care hospital in Palmdale, Calif.," Jones said.

DAVIS: It's time to let our old friend go

March 7, 2012

The Benton School Board took a bold step this week. Not only did it take measures to complete the sports complex but it also helped chart a course, along with others in the city, to set a footprint downtown that could dramatically change the complexion of Benton.

Patricia C. McDonald

March 7, 2012

Patricia C. McDonald, 76, of Benton passed away March 3.  She was the daughter of Sadie and George McDonald Sr.
Patricia was born Jan.18, 1936, in Gladewater, Texas.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Benton and graduated from Benton High School. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, George McDonald Jr. 
She is survived by her son, Paul A. Martin of Benton, daughters, Terri J. Barr and Lori Ward –Herod  of Benton, grandchildren, Thomas Calabrese III, Cristen Langley,Tiffany Dunn and Joseph Eason, all of Benton, two great grandchildren. 

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