Archive - 2013
Alvin Sales, 81, of Bauxite was born Dec. 10, 1931, and passed away Sept. 29, 2013.Â
The Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command began taking applications for the Christmas Assistance Ministry Program.
Children up to age 12 are eligible to apply for the program.
Parents wishing to apply can turn in application from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at 129 North Main St.
Applications will be accepted Oct. 1-4.
Parents should bring the following documents:
â€˘picture ID for head of household
â€˘certified birth certificate for all children in the home up to age 12
A significant event is occurring at 5:30 p.m. today when the Benton Advertising and Promotion Commission and the city of Benton host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Benton Event Center.
In November 2011, the residents of Benton approved a bond issue to finance construction of the center. Construction took 15 months.
The public is encouraged to attend today's ceremony.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the building was held on July 3, 2012. The first event to be held in the facility is a gun and knife show set for Oct. 5 and 6.
Caitlin Bennett hasn't found a job since she completed her degree in the spring of 2012. Actually, she hasn't been looking. The 23-year-old decided to follow her calling instead.
On Sept. 30, she returns to Southeast Asia to help victims of abuse, forced labor, illegal detentions, sexual violence and human trafficking.
The Bauxite School Board will meet at 7 p.m on Sept. 30 in the Middle School Professional Development Room.
A reception to recognize retiring board members will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The agenda for the regular meeting includes:
- Reorganization of the board and a welcome for new member Michael Vocque.
- Approval of monthly expenditures.
- A revenue and expenditure report made this year through Aug. 2013, in various categories, will be reviewed by board members.
- The current student count for the district will be reviewed.
Kenneth Dale Rogers, 58, passed away Sept. 25, 2013. Kenneth was born on May 17, 1955 in Houston, Texas.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Harold Rogers.
Kenneth is survived by his son; Christopher Rogers of Texas; mother, Ann McClanahan of Little Rock; sister, Nancy Short and husband Cecil of Little Rock; brother, Ron Rogers and wife Judy of Benton, as well as other family members and friends who loved him dearly and will miss him always.
Ola Merle Russell, 92, of Alexander passed away Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013. She was born Aug. 26, 1921 in Dallas County. Ola was a retired nurse and a member of Benton First Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gaston and Dessie Rucker Eubanks; husband, John H. Russell; a son, John S. Russell; two brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by son, Michael Russell; sister, Jane Gill; five grandchildren, Jason Russell, Brent Russell, Brian Russell, Rodney Russell and Jeremy Russell; ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Gracie Louise Owens, 51 of Ola, met her Savior at Heaven's gates on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 to join her parents, the late Freddy Owens and the late Carolyn Mason. She was born Nov. 20, 1961 in Danville and cherished her membership at Ard Community Baptist Church. Gracie loved to crochet, read Danielle Steele books and watch her grandchildren play sports. Most of all she was a proud mother and grandmother who cherished her family dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Paul Gary Hatley, 67, of Sherwood, formerly of Monticello, passed away Sept. 23, 2013, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.Â He was born May 13, 1946, in Enon to the late R.V. and Earlene Jones Hatley.
He was a loving father and grandfather, a Farm Service Agent with the USDA for 20 years, a 1971 graduate of Arkansas A&M College (UAM) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a second lieutenant in the Arkansas National Guard and was of the Assembly of God faith.
Maybell Vittatoe, formerly of Benton, Ark., went home to glory on Sept. 17, 2013, in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born Feb., 14, 1933 to parents Tellis and Nannie May Robinson. She is survived by her three daughters and two sons.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, Ark.
Arrangements are by Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St., Little Rock, AR (501-372-1305).