Archive - Sep 2013
ARKADELPHIA â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornet cross country team opened the season with a victory Saturday at the OBU Invitational.Â The Lady Hornets put all five of their scorers in the top 17 places to take the team championship with a score of 44 points.Â Lake Hamilton was runner-up with 66 points followed by Mt. St. Mary (66), LR Christian (81), Cabot (140) and Trinity Christian (176).Â There were 15 total teams and 163 individual finishers in the race.
Kali Hardig has defied medical odds and is being discharged today from Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
The 12-year-old Benton girl is reported to be the third person in the world to survive the brain-eating amoeba that caused her to become ill July 19 following an outing at a Little Rock water park.
The condition she suffered is known as primary amoebic memingoencephalitis. A then-experimental drug is credited with killing the amoeba.
Kali's miraculous recovery is being celebrated locally with a parade involving two schools in the Benton district.
The Saline County Library will host public classes regarding the Affordable Care Act on Saturday.
The classes are presented by Arkansas Health Connector and The Living Affected Corporation and are scheduled at 10 a.m. at Boswell Library in Bryant and at 1 p.m. at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
No registration is required.
Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
WASHINGTON â€” Twelve years later, haunting memories of Sept. 11 are shaping the debate over what to do about Syria.
As Americans mark the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the nation again is wrestling with painful questions about al-Qaida, weapons of mass destruction and the risks of American inaction. At the center of the debate is President Barack Obama, who has sought to move the U.S. away from what he has called the "perpetual wartime footing" it found itself on in the years after 9/11.
A 9-11 National Day of Service and Remembrance will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday for Arkansas Realtors. The ceremony will be at 1520 Glory Cove at the Habitat for Humanity Partnership Village. Lunch will be served by Hot Dog Mike.
WASHINGTON â€” Pushing military might and raising hopes it won't be needed, President Barack Obama threw his support Tuesday behind a plan for U.N. Security Council talks aimed at securing Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, even as he pushed the fallback idea of U.S. airstrikes against Bashar Assad's regime if that effort fails.
Seizing on that two-track strategy, a bipartisan group of senators crafted a reworked congressional resolution calling for a U.N. team to remove the chemical weapons by a set deadline and authorizing military action if that doesn't happen.
The Saline County Library is offering a "Down on the Farm" storytime and crafts session for kids ages 3 to 5. The farm-themed storytime make-and-take farm crafts will be available for all ages from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Boswell Library in Bryant. Call 501-847-2166 for more information.
The Herzfeld Library in Benton will offer the same storytime at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Make-and-take farm crafts will be available for all ages from 3 to 8 p.m. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
Buford Hayes Jr., 79, of Bauxite passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. He was born Oct. 11, 1933, in Vardaman, Miss.
Buford was a retired mechanic for Carter Oil Co. in Benton and a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Buford Hayes and Ruby Mae Lester Hayes; his wife, Patricia Hayes; and a brother, John Edward Caple.
Robert Ervin Westbrook, 81, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.Â He was born March 6, 1932, in Huff to the late Cleo MacAdams Runyan and Clovis Westbrook.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served with the 26th Regiment Military Police 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, in the American Zone of Occupation at the start of the Cold War from June 1948 to June 1950.
Mildred Inez Evans, 84, of Benton was called to her heavenly home on Sept. 8, 2013.
Inez was born in Nathan on Aug. 5, 1929, to Abrum and Beulah Hadaway. Inez loved her God and her family and they always came first, but after that her next love was golf. She was a member and club champion of the Longhills Ladies Golf Association and also was instrumental in the organization of softball in the Salem community.