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Archive - May 14, 2013

Local teen to host Chick-fil-A fundraiser tonight

May 14, 2013

Today, between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m., customers at Chick-fil-A in Bryant may have a portion of the money taken from their order donated to the family of 8-year-old Kelly Melton of Kentucky, who was diagnosed with cancer last year.
Those that want to participate must tell the order-taker they are there to support Kickin It 4 Kelly.
Macy Moore, 15, of Bauxite High School came up with the idea and organized the event almost entirely by herself. Macy is friends with relatives of Kelly.

Sense and Nonsense: Coming full circle with year of firsts

May 14, 2013

By Lynda Hollenbeck

When it's a baby, all of the "firsts" are exciting. There's the first smile, the first word, the first tooth, the first step.
It's a world of unfolding miracles. Each day is surpassed only by the one yet to come.
Then there is the other side of the picture — the rite of passage no one chooses — the one that brings the firsts you never wanted.
There's the first birthday without the one who was loved most; the first Father's Day; the first Thanksgiving; the first Christmas; the first Easter; and — the hardest of all — the first anniversary of the person's death.

Saline County National Register of Historic Properties presentation tonight

May 14, 2013

The Saline County Library Genealogy/Local History Department will present a program highlighting local buildings at 6:30 p.m. today at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
The program is a sanctioned event of Arkansas Heritage Month 2013, the theme of which is "Saving Our Heritage: Arkansas' Historic Structures."
It is in celebration of Arkansas Heritage Month and is open to all ages. No registration is required.
For more information, contact the library at 501-778-4766.

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