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Annual Buddy Carter Rib Cook-Off set for Saturday

June 4, 2013

Saline County Moose Lodge 2567 will host its annual Buddy Carter Rib Cook-Off Saturday, June 8, at the lodge, located just off Interstate 30, 12 miles southwest of Benton.
Entry for up to a five-person team is $50. The contest is open to anyone. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams.
The public is invited to attend, with trophies awarded at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m.
Pit passes cost $8 and will allow patrons to sample all the ribs from the various entries.
A bake sale and dessert contest also are part of the event.
Entry fee for the dessert contest is $15.

Mistaken for a Chaamba

June 4, 2013

By Jennifer Joyner

The canopy of lush vegetation surrounding us blocked out most of the sunlight, making it impossible to tell what time of day it was and creating what felt to us like a completely different world.

Gov. Beebe: Flags to fly at half-staff for sheriff

June 4, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe is ordering Arkansas flags to be flown at half-staff to honor a sheriff who died while attempting a water rescue during flash flooding last week.
Beebe said Tuesday that flags will be flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter of Waldron.
Carpenter died alongside Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Officer Joel Campora on Friday while trying to save two women from flash floods.
Carpenter was 41. He is survived by a wife and four children.
The governor says Arkansans owe Carpenter a debt of gratitude for his bravery and heroism.

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