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Archive - May 2013

May 29th

Louis Deward Snapp

May 29, 2013

Louis Deward Snapp, 84, of Bryant, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013.  He was born January 31, 1929 in McCoy, Texas to the late James and Frances Snapp.  Mr. Snapp was a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran and retired owner of United Parts and Supply Company.  He was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church, V.F.W., Alumina Lodge #574 of Bryant and the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.

Levita Coppock Clement Bigler

May 29, 2013

Levita Coppock Clement Bigler, 59, of Anchorage, Alaska passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013.  She was born December 19, 1953 to Gyle W. Coppock and Alita Hamilton Coppock Cockman.  Mrs. Bigler had a long career with FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) as a computer drafter.  She retired December 13, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gyle W. Coppock; her stepfather, Edward E. Cockman, and her brothers, Darrell Coppock and Ronnie Cockman.

John C. Oates

May 29, 2013

John C. Oates, 78, of Benton passed away Friday, May 24 at Saline Memorial Hospital. He was born September 17, 1934 in Lufkin, Texas. John was a retired dental lab tech, a US Air Force Veteran, and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cue E. Oates and Isca A. Jones Oates.

The Saline Courier wants your YOUTH LEAGUE TEAM PICTURES

May 29, 2013

ATTENTION youth baseball and softball coaches in Saline County. The Saline Courier will be printing team pictures on Thursday, July 18. If your team has not sent pictures to The Saline Courier, please send them to tonylenahan@yahoo.com by Monday, July 15. You may also bring picture to the Saline Courier to be scanned. Please provide players and coaches names, team name, age group and league.

Benton police no longer searching for missing man

May 29, 2013

Benton police announced on Wednesday it is no longer searching for the missing person whom the department last week solicited help from the public to find.
It was previously reported that Richard Gilliam, 61, had not been seen or heard from for several days.
He is now back with his family, said Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department. There is no reason to suspect foul play, according to the department.

Here is a link to the previous story:
http://bentoncourier.com/content/benton-police-searching-missing-man

Wednesday Night Book Club meeting tonight

May 29, 2013

The Wednesday Night Book Club will meet today at 6 p.m. Herzfeld Library in Benton. Ages 18 and up are invited by the library to join a monthly book club.
This month’s reading selection is “The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway.” Call 501-778-4766 for more information.

May 28th

Bryant Parks and Recreation Department blood drive

May 28, 2013

The Bryant parks department will host a blood drive on Thursday from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Center at Bishop Park.

Bryant Fire Department challenges Benton Fire Department for 'Battle of the Badges'

May 28, 2013

Benton and Bryant fire departments are going head-to-head for a blood-drive competition.
The winner will be the agency that recruits the most volunteer blood donors in a blood drawing Friday.
The American Red Cross will be taking donations from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Bryant Fire Department training room, 312 Roya Lane in Bryant.
The challenge is part of the agencies' participation in the American Red Cross "Battle of the Badges: Law Enforcement vs. Fire Department" program.
Appointments to give blood for the event may be made at www.redcrossblood.org. The sponsor code is FireDeptBryant.

Former Cardinal's time short, but sweet

May 28, 2013

I was looking at old-school baseball cards one day online and as the St. Louis Cardinals are saved in my searches, I came across some cards of a former Cardinal I had never heard about. And being a huge Cardinal and history fan (I used to be a history major), I was a little disappointed in myself that I didn't know who Dick Hughes was and how huge he was for the Cardinals 1967 world series team, which St. Louis won over the Boston Red Sox in seven games. That and the fact Hughes was born in Stephens, Ark.

Overcoming Adversity

May 28, 2013

November 21, 2012. I remember it like yesterday. I arrived at work earlier than normal to get the paper finished due to the Thanksgiving holiday. I came in, checked my email, greeted everyone that arrived after me and then the boss walked out.
"There was a bad car wreck last night on Spring Hill," he said. Curious like always I said "what happened?" "I'm not really sure," he said, "but a Benton teenager was killed."
My heart sank.

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