Archive - Aug 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, 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, 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, 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 colonelâ€™s stenographer at Camp Robinson during World War II.
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.
Herzfeld Library in Benton will host a book sale on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Library employees are letting people know it will be a one-day sale instead of the normal two-day event, and special pricing will be in effect.
The sixth annual Hook-a-Heart Bass Tournament presented by Everett Buick-GMC and benefiting Civitan Services will be Aug. 11 on the Arkansas River, with check-in and weigh-in at The North River Landing in North Little Rock.
To make sure the tournament is run professionally, Civitan Services has partnered with Mr. Bass of Arkansas pro/am series director, Ronnie Everett. Everett will serve as the tournament director.
The tournament is open to all amateur anglers 16 years and older and there should be two fishers per boat.
The final day to vote in The Saline Courier 2014 Pet Calendar Contest is Friday.
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.
WASHINGTON â€” Is an outbreak of a nasty stomach bug over? Depends on who you ask.
Iowa officials say that almost 150 cyclospora infections in their state were linked to a bagged lettuce mix and the threat is over. Federal officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration aren't so sure, saying it is too early to say if the outbreak is over. There are almost 400 illnesses total in 15 states.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the infections and the outbreak:
Q: What are cyclospora infections?
LITTLE ROCK â€” The chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party on Wednesday announced he was stepping down after two and a half years at the helm as he considers a potential run for public office next year.
The state party announced that Will Bond would serve until Sept. 14, when the party's state committee elects a new chairman. Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, announced he's backing Vincent Insalaco as Bond's replacement.