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February 7th

Wanda Louise Johnson

February 7, 2012

Wanda Louise Johnson, 69, of Mabelvale died Sunday, Feb. 5, in Little Rock. She was born July 16, 1942 in Back Gate. Wanda was a retired Private Care Nurse and a member of Alexander Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dee Hamilton, and a son, David H. Johnson III.

Barbara Ouzts Buie

February 7, 2012

Barbara Ouzts Buie of Prattsville, was born May 12, 1944 in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the daughter of the late E.C. Ouzts and Pearl Stewart Langley. She was a member of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Prattsville. She loved to go to church, work in her yard and spend time with her family.
Mrs. Buie passed away Feb. 3, at UAMS at the age of 67.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clayton Buie and a brother, Billy Ouzts.

Mark Steven Meeks

February 7, 2012

Mark Steven Meeks, age 54, of Bryant, passed away Friday, January 27, 2012 at his home.  He was born on December 28, 1957 in Camden, Arkansas.  Mr. Meeks was a project architect with Cromwell Architects in Little Rock for over 21 years, was of Christian faith, and loved his family and granddaughter.  He loved riding his Harley, was a member of the Unforgiven Militia Motorcycle Club, and was an exceptional artist. 
 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris (Garner) Meeks.
 

Sarah (Betty) Green Talbert

February 7, 2012

Sarah (Betty) Green Talbert, age 85, of Little Rock, formerly of Sardis, passed away Friday, January 27, 2012.  She was born January 13, 1927 in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  Mrs. Talbert was a homemaker and a member of Primrose Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Willie J. Poe; husband, William Darrell Green, Sr. and a sister, Margaret Dobson.
 

Dorothy J. Smith

February 7, 2012

Dorothy J. Smith, 89 of Sardis, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, in Little Rock. She was born on June 20, 1922 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Dewey Crook and Flossie Wilkerson -Crook.
She is preceded in death by her husband Clyde E. Smith, a daughter Janice Elaine Markham, her parents and one brother and one sister.
She is survived by her daughters Brenda Bearden of Sardis and Linda Murray of Alexander; sons Ronald Smith of Alexander, Larry Smith of Lexa, Darrell Smith of Palm Springs, CA;, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Ralph Edward Wright

February 7, 2012

Ralph Edward Wright, 68, of Haskell, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2.  He was born April 22, 1943 in Bauxite.  Mr. Wright was a U. S. Army Veteran.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Marlin and Bertha Wright; three sisters, Shirley Bradley, Billie June Horvath and Juanita Jacobs and a brother, Joe Wayne Wright.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Wright; two sons, William Wright and wife Katie and Dale Wright and wife Shanna; daughter, Brenda Wright; three brothers, Alfred, Kay and Ray Wright; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Avert Wesley Isham

February 7, 2012

Avert Wesley Isham, 74, of Benton went to be with the Lord Feb. 2. He was born September 13, 1937 in Greenbrier to Armour and Arzilla Isham. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Aaron Isham and two grandsons, Gary Isham, Jr. and Wyatt Isham.

New monitor system at courthouse to aid visitiors

February 7, 2012

Officials have spruced up the inside of the Saline County Courthouse with a new television monitor that will help aide visitors to specific courtrooms.

Parker named Coach of the Year

February 7, 2012

What defines greatness? What earns a football coach “coach of the year” honors?
Wins and losses? Championship rings and banners? What if someone said that a high school football coach was awarded the title after posting a losing record?Would you believe it?
What if someone said the coach missed nearly all of preseason action because of heart surgery at the age of 77 and didn’t see his team play until its final scrimmage before opening week while sitting in the press box? Would that coach be worthy of the top honor as a coach?

February 6th

Four charged in connection with shootings in Alexander

February 6, 2012

A Saline County man and three Little Rock men have been arrested in connection with a Jan. 30 shooting in Alexander that put two of the four men in area hospitals.
Arrested were:
•Joshua Green, 32, of Little Rock, who faces charges of tampering with evidence, hindering apprehension, and two counts of attempted capital murder. As of press time, he remains in the Saline County jail on a $100,000 bond.

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