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September 24th

Marilyn Ann Moraino

September 24, 2013

Marilyn Ann Moraino, 59, of Benton, passed away September 20, 2013.  She was born April 7, 1954 in New Jersey to Joseph and Iris Sutton Romeo.   Marilyn was of the Catholic faith and worked as a flight attendant for many years.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Iris Romeo and sister, Jo Beth Romeo.
She is survived by son, Ian Moraino of New Jersey, father, Joe Romeo of Texas and sister, Sandy Romeo of Benton.

Michael Nolan James

September 24, 2013

Michael Nolan James, 56 of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.  He was born July 16, 1957 in Spokane, Wash. to Nolan and Patricia Yates James.  He was a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Nolan Roy James.
He is survived by, daughter, Heather James; mother, Patricia James; brother, Steve James, and many nieces and nephews.
Chapel services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Sept 23 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial to follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery.
On line guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com

September 23rd

Ark. proposed steel mill lining up customers

September 23, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — Financing for a $1.1 billion steel mill planned for northeast Arkansas expects to be wrapped up by the end of the year, but until then backers will be lining up customers and suppliers.

The Big River Steel plant, which is projected to employ more than 500 people, recently was approved for an air quality permit from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, pending resolution of any objections that are due before mid-October.

Congo Masonic Lodge all-you-can-eat fish fry set for Saturday

September 23, 2013

The monthly Congo Masonic Lodge all-you-can-eat fish fry is set for Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m.
The lodge is located at the corner of Steel Bridge and Thompson Dairy Road.
American-raised catfish, homemade hushpuppies, beans with ham, river-bank-fried taters and more will be served, according to the lodge.
Prices are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 9 to 12. Children ages 8 and under are free.
The fish fry will be the last Saturday of each month, April through October.
Money raised goes to area charities, according to the lodge. The public is invited.

Civil War dancing tonight

September 23, 2013

Civil War dances of the time period will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Herzfeld Library in Benton. The Historic Washington Dancers from Old Washington will perform such dances as the Virginia Reel and other Civil-War-period dances. 
The dancers will be dressed in Civil War period costume.

September 20th

Lillian Mae Debus Atwood

September 20, 2013

Lillian Mae Debus Atwood, 70, of Little Rock passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. She was born Nov. 8, 1942, in Lansing, Mich. 
Mrs. Atwood was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Alice Debus; two husbands, William Earl Henson and Dennis Edgar Atwood; and a brother, John Debus.

Lola Faye Davis Conklin

September 20, 2013

Lola Faye Davis Conklin, 84, of Malvern died the morning of Sept. 19, 2013, at the Hot Springs County Hospital. She was born April 21, 1929, to the late William Benjamin “Bill” Davis and Lucy Belle Montgomery in a farmhouse, at the foot of White Oak Mountain near Waldron. Mrs.

Marion Thomas Simpson

September 20, 2013

Marion Thomas Simpson, 59, or Benton, born June 6, 1954, passed away Sept. 13, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Simpson, and two brothers.
Hi is survived by wife Jeanette Simpson, mother Evelyn, two daughters, one son, three stepsons, two sisters, one brother, and nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Arkansas Funeral Care.
Online guest book: www.arkansasfuneralcare.com

September 19th

Saline County patrol unit never really missing

September 19, 2013

The Saline County patrol that was reported to be missing since May has been located.
It turns out, the vehicle was actually assigned to a detective, and was believed to be missing because the VIN was copied down incorrectly.
This is the reason it was not located in the initial review of the vehicle roster when the vehicle was suspected to be missing, Lt. Scott Courtney said.
The error was discovered during a detailed inventory of vehicles in the sheriff's office in preparation of the leadership transition.

Water main breaks in the area of Lillian and E. Sevier St.

September 19, 2013

Crews have just responded to the area of Lillian and E. Sevier St. for a broken water main, according to the Benton Utilities Facebook page.
They have called in an emergency locate and are gathering the supplies needed to repair it. Water will be off for 2-4 hours while the repair is completed. No boil order is expected for this area.

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