Archive - 2013
LITTLE ROCK â€” 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.
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 BridgeÂ 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 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.Â
The dancers will be dressed in Civil War period costume.
Lillian Mae Debus Atwood, 70, of Little Rock passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.Â She was born Nov. 8, 1942, in Lansing, Mich.Â
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, 84, of Malvern died the morning of Sept. 19, 2013, at the Hot Springs County Hospital.Â She was born April 21, 1929, to the late William Benjamin â€śBillâ€ť Davis and Lucy Belle Montgomery in a farmhouse, at the foot of White Oak Mountain near Waldron.Â Mrs.
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
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.
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.
Hunter McBride Hardin, 20, of Searcy passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.Â He was born Nov. 25, 1992, in Benton, to Joe Kelly and Kim Moore Hardin.Â Hunter attended Benton High School.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Kelly Hardin; and his grandparents, Dewey Hardin, Marcelle Hardin and Jerry L. Moore.
He is survived by his mother, Kim Hardin of Searcy; a sister, Shelby Hardin of Fayetteville; and his grandmother, Joyce Moore of Searcy.
Norma Lee (Bright) Hostetler of Benton passed away in Little Rock on Sept. 17, 2013, at the age of 79. She was born in Bryant on Jan. 10, 1934, to the late Lewis E. Bright and Cora (Gentry) Bright.Â
In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her two brothers, Euell â€śDickâ€ť Bright and Curtis â€śBurrâ€ť Bright; and one sister, Ruth Bright.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Sanders and Doug Sanders; a daughter, Tanya Brazil; and two sisters, Billie Jean Hibbard and Carolyn Colemen.
She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.