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Archive - Jun 2012

June 25th

Saline County library to offer teen lock-in in summer fare

June 25, 2012

The Saline County Library will host a lock-in for teens as part of the Summer Reading program.
The event is scheduled from 9 p.m. Friday, July 13, to 7 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
Contracts to confirm attendance may be picked up at either library location and are due back by Friday, July 6.

Black Sox fare well, miss finals by out

June 25, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. – After defeating Longmont, Colo., in their first game in the Battle of Omaha Under-19 American Legion baseball tournament in Omaha, Neb., the Bryant Black Sox won four more games in the tournament before suffering their first loss of the season 4-3 to Pinnacle, Papillion, Neb. After the Longmont win, Bryant won 9-1 over Lincoln Pius, 5-2 over Branson, Mo., 6-2 over Montana, and 5-2 over Hays, Kan.

June 22nd

South Carolina beats Arkansas 2-0 on 3-hitter

June 22, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Lefty see, lefty do.
Hours after he watched senior left-hander Michael Roth's two-hitter against Kent State keep South Carolina's season alive, freshman lefty Jordan Montgomery did his best imitation of the Gamecocks' undisputed team leader when he got his turn against Arkansas on Thursday night.
Montgomery held the Razorbacks to three singles over eight innings, and the two-time defending national champions won 2-0 to force a rematch Friday night that will decide which team goes to the best-of-three College World Series finals against Arizona.

BREAKING NEWS: Saline County placed under burn ban

June 22, 2012

Saline County is under a burn ban.
County Judge Lanny Fite announced today that he has declared the ban following the state Forestry Commission's recommendation.
Burn bans are issued for 30 days unless a lift is authorized by the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
The ban reportedly applies to controlled or other burning.
The current dry conditions and high temperatures reportedly have necessitated this decision.
The county is among several of the state's 75 counties that currently have bans in effect, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission.

Benton, Bryant radio hams plan public demonstration of emergency communications

June 22, 2012

Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate.
In these cases, the one consistent communications service that reportedly never has failed has been amateur radio. These radio operators, often called “hams,” provide backup communications for everything from the American Red Cross to FEMA and even for the International Space Station.

Group names SMH doctor as year's top physician

June 22, 2012

A Saline Memorial Hospital physician has brought honor to the hospital as well as the community.
Dr. Scott Archer was recently recognized by the AR SAVES Program as Physician of the Year. The award was presented at the AR SAVES annual meeting at the Clinton Library in Little Rock.
Archer is a board-certified emergency medicine physician at SMH, where he serves as the chief of emergency medicine and medical director of the Saline Memorial Ambulance Service.
He also serves as the physician lead between SMH and the AR SAVES Program. 

June 21st

Briggs: 'Lebron deserves the respect he has earned'

June 21, 2012

If there is one thing that LeBron James and company need, it is positive feedback from the public. Since James announced that he was "taking his talents to South Beach" before the start of the 2010 season, he has been slammed with negativity and crude remarks from millions of people across the world.

Bond set for alleged murderer

June 21, 2012

Bond has been set at $250,000 for murder suspect Danny Wayne Stalnacker, who voluntarily surrendered to Hot Spring County authorities at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Stalnacker, 64, appeared before District Judge Mike Robinson on Wednesday and is scheduled for a subsequent appearance at 1 p.m. Aug. 7.
Lt. Scotty Courtney of the Saline County Sheriff's Office said Stalnacker remains incarcerated at the Saline County Detention Center.
Stalnacker, 64, is charged with first-degree murder in conjunction with the death of 35-year-old Christopher Patterson of Traskwood.

Benton Summit 2012 'opening doors' for cooperation among groups in city

June 21, 2012

Representatives of Benton Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the city of Benton, Benton School District and Saline Memorial Hospital came together Wednesday for the first Benton Summit.
The event was held in the media room at Benton High School.
The theme for the summit was "Opening Doors." It was structured as an event to educate the community on the measures being taken by the four featured entities toward mutual cooperation.
Approximately 140 community residents attended.

Morgan Paul Richey

June 21, 2012

Morgan Paul Richey Jr., 76, of Benton passed away June 19.  He was born Feb. 16, 1936, in Saline County to the late Morgan Paul and Myrtle Richey Sr. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Linda Burnett.

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