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.
LITTLE ROCK â€” 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.
Local law enforcement officers will wait tables for tips Thursday night at the sixth annual Tip-A-Cop event at Colton's Steakhouse and Grill in Benton.
Between the hours of 5 and 10 p.m., police officers from throughout Saline County will wait tables, and all tips will go to benefit Special Olympics.