Archive - Aug 13, 2013
Paul Michael Mortensen, 59, of Fayetteville died Aug. 8, 2013.
He was born June 9, 1954, in Racine, Wis., and was the son of Eric Edward and Patricia Carol Mortensen.
Paul received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arkansas in 1980. He loved architecture, working with clients and looking at the technical side of structures.
Our sweet angel, Kinsey Robinson, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 10, 2013. Kinsey was born Aug. 10 to Sherri Hilligas and David Robinson in Benton.
Kinsey was preceded in death by her brother, Parker Alan Hilligas.
She is survived by her loving parents; four siblings, Paxton Blake Hilligas, Hunter Robinson, Hannah Robinson and Hayden Robinson; her grandparents, Eddie and Tammy Hilligas and Carmelita Sanchez; her great-grandpa, Earl Hilligas; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Eugene Owens, 76, of Pine Bluff passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.Â He was born June 24, 1937 in Humphrey.
Mr. Owens was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, an electrician and a member of Benton Foursquare Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Deward and Edna Owens; his wife, Pauline Owens; and a sister, Lorrene Owens.
The National Weather Service has ordered a flash flood watch for areas of central Arkansas, including Saline County, effective until 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Heavy rain could quickly lead to flash flooding of streams, low water crossings and poor drainage areas, according to the NWS. The NWS warns that low-lying areas will be prone to flooding and water may cover roadways in areas.
Recommended actions from ready.gov:
Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
WALNUT RIDGE â€” An autopsy report says a 14-year-old Walnut Ridge girl found dead in the Black River died of blows to the head with a heavy object.
The report released by Arkansas State Police says Sidney Randall was hit more than once in head and that her DNA was found under the fingernails of her now-dead stepfather â€” John Cornell.
State Police Sgt. Scott Pillow told The Jonesboro Sun (http://bit.ly/19fBfnv ) that all evidence points to Cornell as the killer.
Sharon Extension Club will meet 10 a.m. Thursday at the Saline County Fairgrounds for its annual picnic.Â The club will furnish meat and bread.Â Members are to bring potluck.
A Habitat for Humanity homeownership application meeting is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. at Herzfeld Library in Benton. Anyone interested in owing a home is encouraged to attend the meeting.