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Archive - May 2013

May 29th

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

Get the Point: Time has come to harden our schools

May 28, 2013

By David Hughes

One of the earliest memories as a student at East Side Elementary School in Benton (now named for my principal, Angie Grant) was being told how we could protect ourselves in case of an atomic bomb blast. The old “duck and cover” jingle still resounds in my head as well as remembering how we were expected to hunker under our desks and get into a little ball.
Later, we learned in the event of a tornado bearing down on our school we should rush to the hallway and assume the same position, but “hold onto the wall” and we would all be safe.

 

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