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Area burn site approved for debris caused by recent storm

January 4, 2013

State officials have approved a local burn site for debris resulting from the recent winter storm that affected many areas of Saline County.
The site is located behind the county airport off Reynolds Road.
Benton Mayor David Mattingly and County Judge Lanny Fite met to formulate plans for operation of the site.
Mattingly noted that signs will be posted to indicate the location.
The site will be open to the public Monday through Saturday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saline County employees will man the facility.

Eugenia J. 'Nena' Ledford

January 4, 2013

Eugenia J. “Nena” Ledford, 91, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Heartland Rehabilitation and Care Center in Benton.  She was born May 27, 1921, in Prattsville to the late Edgar and Denver Crowson Haley.
In addition to being a homemaker, she worked at Reynolds Metals as a war worker during World War II and worked as a seamstress. She graduated from Sheridan High School in 1941. Nena was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Congo Hill Chapter, a member of THEOS and of the Methodist faith. 

Hogan Pelton

January 4, 2013

Hogan Pelton, formerly of Benton, passed away Jan. 2 in Hondo, Texas. He was born March 6, 1920 in Benton to Marion and Rose (Raney) Pelton. He was a World War II Army veteran, a mason and a member of the Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Hue and one sister, Norma Jean.
He is survived by his daughters, Margaret Koch of Texas and Toni Pelton of California; sisters Della Lee of Bryant and Stella Earney of Benton; and brother Bob Pelton of Benton.
Arrangements under the direction of Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, 2006 Ave. M., Hondo, Texas, 830-741-2224.

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