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American Legion to meet Thursday

August 2, 2013

Post 263 American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary will meet Thursday, Aug. 8, at Traskwood City Hall. 
The Auxiliary will meet at 5 p.m., followed by the Sons of the American Legion at 6. The American Legion meets at 7.
Leaders are requesting all members and anyone interested in joining to make an effort to attend. For more information call Linda Hankins at 939-9823 or email for the auxiliary meeting or Sonny Hankins at 501-326-2882 or email or David Brewer at 501-860-2854 or email

AP Interview: Pryor says Cotton alienates Arkansas

August 2, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Friday accused expected Republican rival Tom Cotton of alienating farmers, students and many others since joining Congress in January, and said he hopes Arkansas voters don't waste one of the state's two Senate seats by backing the freshman lawmaker.

Familiar faces for the interim

August 2, 2013

BENTON – It will be an interim reunion of sorts when Benton Panther Assistant Coach Dwaine Fishburn and Freshman Panther Head Coach David Torres begin the basketball season. After six seasons as Benton’s head basketball coach, Chris Nail took the assistant principal position. Fishburn was named interim head basketball coach and Torres was named the interim assistant coach at the Benton School Board Meeting on Tuesday night. The duo also were interim coaches for the Panthers for the 2006-2007 seasons before Nail’s arrival.

Pet calendar contest concludes today

August 2, 2013

The final day to vote in The Saline Courier 2014 Pet Calendar Contest is today.
Votes are 25 cents each and can be entered at The Saline Courier office, 321 Market St. in Benton.
The top 12 pets will be featured in the calendar, which will be sold later this year.
Winners will be announced Thursday, Aug. 8 in the paper.
All proceeds benefit the Newspapers in Education program.

Wilma Bunch

August 2, 2013

Wilma Bunch, 82, of Traskwood passed away July 31, 2013. She was born March 25, 1931, in Little Rock to the late David and Montana Burton Styers.
She is survived by her sons, Charles Bunch and Kenneth Bunch; a daughter, Patricia Vocque; a brother, Elmer Styers; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the funeral home.
Online guest book:

Ronald Gerald Moore

August 2, 2013

Ronald Gerald Moore, 65 of Benton met our Lord on July 31, 2013. He was born May 27, 1948, in Pontiac, Mich., to Lloyd Gerald Moore and Joyce M. McKendry Moore.

Elizabeth Joann Goad

August 2, 2013

Elizabeth Joann Goad, 73, of Bryant passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru, Ill. Elizabeth was born Aug. 24, 1939, in Clinton, Ill., to Martin and Edna Jewell (Poland) Sprague. She married Lester Eugene Goad on March 23, 1958, at State Street Baptist Church in Lincoln, Ill.
Elizabeth was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Benton. She was a dedicated Christian, faithful wife and loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Audrey Cox and Wilma Smith; and her brother, Lester Sprague.

Raymond Eugene Abbott

August 2, 2013

Raymond Eugene Abbott, age 68, passed away July 29, 2013. Raymond was born on September 14, 1944, in Little Rock.
Raymond was a member of Vimy Ridge Immanuel Baptist Church. He retired out of the aviation industry. He loved helping people.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Abbott and Rosa Abbott-Mullings; two sons, Raymond Eugene Abbott and Patrick Eugene Abbott; and siblings, Rosemary Moak, Billy Abbott, Fay Harris, and Danny Jack Mullings.

Clara Ellen Bacheller Henry

August 2, 2013

Clara Ellen Bacheller Henry, 94, of Stuttgart passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Heartland Health and Rehab in Benton.
Mrs. Henry was born Dec. 9, 1918, in Haglar, to Hiram W. Bacheller and Mary Lee Chaddic Bacheller.
A Stuttgart High School graduate, she became a homemaker after working as a colonel’s stenographer at Camp Robinson during World War II.

D. Derrell Davis

August 2, 2013

D. Derrell Davis, 72, of Bryant passed away on July 28, 2013.
He was born in Mena on May 9, 1941, to Doyne and Hilda Davis. Derrell graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 1962 where he served as president of the Student Council.
He received his JD Degree from University of Arkansas School of Law in 1971 where he was a member of the Arkansas Law Review, Top Student in Taxation, and ranked second in his class.

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