Archive - 2013
Infant Robyn Marie Yates of Benton passed away on September 17, 2013.Â She was also born this day to her loving parents, Cole Yates and Katie Simmons.Â
She is preceded in death by her great grandparents, Landon Bryant, Mike Simpson, Sharon Simmons and Charlie Williams and aunt, Robin Nicole Yates.
Ben F. Palmer, 71, of Benton, who was born March 23, 1942, passed away Sept. 16, 2013. He was the pastor of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church for 26 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Floy Palmer.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lynda Palmer; children, Nancy Palmer and Ben Palmer; grandchildren, Kelly (Larry) Chase and Samuel Palmer; great-grandchildren, Madeline Palmer and Kylee Chase; and members of his church family.
Walter E. Collatt, 85, of Haskell passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. at his home.Â He was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Haskell to the late Roy and Lillian Smart Collatt.Â
Mr. Collatt was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church and was employed with Reynolds Mines for 35 years. He was in the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters.
Ruth Mae Smith, 83, Benton, died Sunday.Â She was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Waldron to the late Bert and Mary Wood Singleton. Ruth worked most of her life in California as a supervisor in electronics production.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harvey Smith.Â
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Zapata; two grandchildren, all of California; and a brother, Jody B. Singleton of Benton.
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home of Benton.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
At the start of a Saline County Quorum Court meeting to review resumes of sheriff candidates on Monday, the court was presented a letter from prosecuting attorney Ken Casady in which he stated "it is of paramount importance for public confidence that you appoint a person that has no ties to the Sheriff's Department or to Saline County government."
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” As many as two gunmen launched an attack Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of the nation's capital, authorities said. At least 12 people were killed.
One gunman was dead after he fired on a police officer, and police hunted for a second possible attacker who may have been disguised in a military-style uniform, authorities said. It wasn't clear how the gunman died.
Noted author Carla Killough McClafferty will be at Herzfeld Library in Benton at 6 p.m. today for a discussion and signing of her latest work: "Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment." This program is open to all ages on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. â€” Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri described how delighted she is that the nearly century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds.
The 24-year-old Miss New York is the first contestant of Indian heritage to become Miss America; her talent routine was a Bollywood fusion dance.
Although parts of Saline County experienced rain last week, it was not enough for a burn ban to be lifted.
Saline is one of the 27 Arkansas counties that remain under a ban.
Saline County Judge Lanny Fite ordered the ban Friday, Sept. 6.
The Arkansas Forestry Commission recommends enacting a burn ban when the drought index reaches more than 600.
A lack of rain and soaring temperatures have brought the county's index above this level.
According to U.S. Geological Survey data, the county has received 0.6 inches of rain during the past 30 days.
Pauline Harris Tittle, 90, of Benton, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013.Â She was born August 25, 1923 in Benton.Â Mrs. Tittle retired as the Assessor of Saline County in 1982.Â She was a member of Kentucky Missionary Baptist Church and a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and Past Worthy Matron.Â
Mrs. Tittle was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie W. and Eula C. Harris; her husband, J. B. Tittle and three brothers, Horace Wilton Harris, Thurman O. Harris and Kenneth L. Harris