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CJCOHN pancake breakfast set for Saturday

April 12, 2013

The Churches Joint Council on Human Needs pancake breakfast is set for 7 a.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church, 1647 Salem Road. Ticket prices are $6 for one person or $10 for two. Those interested may call 501-315-0599.
Proceeds will go to benefit CJCOHN to cover costs of installing flooring at the CJCOHN facility.
CJCOHN, which has its headquarters at 103 E. Elm St. in Benton, provides such items as clothing, food, medications, utility assistance and supplemental food delivery to senior citizens.

Authorites searching for armed felon

April 12, 2013

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is requesting help in located a wanted felon in the East End community.
Jacob Wooten, 29, is wanted for several crimes, including battery in the first degree and felon in possession of a firearm. He is "considered armed and dangerous," according to Lt. Scotty Courtney of the Saline County Sheriff's Office.
Wooten is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding his location may call the Criminal Investigation Division of the sheriff's office at 501-303-5608 or 501-303-5648 after hours.

Ida Nix

April 12, 2013

Ida Nix, 98, of Haskell, went to be with the Lord and Savior on April 11, 2013.  She passed away at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.  Ida was a housewife and attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, August  “Gus” and Allie Gustafison; her husband, John E. Nix; a son, J.C. Henshaw; and a half-brother, Burt McDaniels.
She is survivors by her son, Jimmy Henshaw of Haskel;l and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Charles 'Leon' Morehead

April 12, 2013

Charles “Leon” Morehead, 82, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was born March 1, 1931 in Sheridan, to the late Charles Earl Morehead and Doris Kelly Morehead.
He was a caring provider who loved golf, sports and fishing. He was retired from Entergy with 40 years of service and the Arkansas Army National Guard with 20 years of service. He was a member of Southwest Lions Club and a faithful member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church for 43 years, where he served as a greeter and nursery worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Del Head

April 12, 2013

Del Head, of Sheridan was born July 1, 1970, in Downy, Calif. He is the son of Curtis Roger Head and Donna Kay Elder Marshall. He was a sheetrock worker, calling himself the “sheetrock man." He loved to fish, make people laugh, spend time with his family, and watch Cops. Del died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff at the age of 42.
He was preceded in death by his cousins, Greg Elder and Perry Samuelson.

William Doyle Atchison

April 12, 2013

William Doyle Atchison, 97, of Owensboro, Ky.., died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care in Owensboro.  He was born Oct. 15, 1915, in Arkansas to the late Thomas and Lola Atchison.  He retired after 25 years of employment with Thompson Homes and was a member of Richland Baptist Church. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Ulmer Atchison; a brother, Lester Atchison; sisters, Vida Westbrook, Ethel Mitchell, Maurine Mills and Bessie Lee Burnett, all of Benton; and a son-in-law, Larry Trogden.

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