Archive - 2013
Cody Lee Caudle, 27, of Traskwood passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.Â
He was born May 14, 1986, in Benton.Â Cody worked in construction and was of the Baptist faith.Â
He was preceded in death by his son, Cayde Wyatt Caudle.
He is survived by his father, Tommy Caudle; his mother, Dana Caudle; a twin brother, Casey Caudle; a sister, Tiffany Caudle; two nieces, Brooklyn and Bailey Caudle; and his grandparents, Ann and Tim Caudle and Melba and Hershel Hutcheson.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will be in Traskwood Cemetery.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr said Thursday that he's dropping out of the race to represent south Arkansas in Congress amid ethics questions over his campaign finance reports.
The decision came less than three weeks after Darr announced he was seeking the 4th District seat, hoping to replace incumbent Tom Cotton. Cotton, a Republican, is challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor next year.
BENTON â€“ It wasnâ€™t the crispest of scrimmages, but thatâ€™s what scrimmages are for. The Benton Panthers topped the Mills Comets 30-21 in an Arkansas Activities Association benefit game on Tuesday night at Panther Stadium preceding next weekâ€™s opening-season game vs. Arkadelphia on Sept. 6.
BRYANT - The Bryant Hornets ended their 2012 season in disappointing fashion, falling to Cabot at home in the first round of the 7A state playoffs, 28-21. On Tuesday, the Hornets got back to work against someone other than themselves, battling the 7A State Champion Fayetteville and Pulaski Academy in benefit games.
With two 12-minute quarters against each, the Hornets worked on key issues and battled two good teams in doing so. First up was the Fayetteville Bulldogs. Coming off of a 2012 state title, the Bulldogs made the long trek to face Bryant and took advantage, outscoring Bryant 17-7.
ART DISPLAY: During the months of June and July the Saline County Library will feature the works of Benton resident and art teacher Tane Steed at Herzfeld Library in Benton. The display is located in the meeting room and is open for viewing during regular library hours.
FORT HOOD, Texas â€” A military court sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death on Wednesday for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, giving the Army psychiatrist what he believed would be a path to martyrdom in the attack on unarmed fellow soldiers.
The American-born Muslim, who has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, never denied being the gunman. In opening statements, he acknowledged to the jury that he pulled the trigger in a crowded waiting room where troops were getting final medical checkups before deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.
There will be a called meeting of the Benton Advertising & Promotion Committee on Wednesday, Aug. 28, beginning at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce conference room and is open to the public.
The agenda includes approval of LED signage for the Benton Event Center and the purchase of software for the new center.
The Benton Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 607 N. Market Street in Benton.
The Saline County Library will present a music therapy and relaxation program and performance featuring local musician Linda Brockinton and Dr. Terry Harville of UAMS and Arkansas Childrenâ€™s Hospital at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Boswell Library in Bryant.
The programs are open to all ages on a first-come, first-served basis and will include a mountain dulcimer concert along with information on the benefits of music for relaxation, healing and therapy. Call 778-4766 for more information.
Hunter education classes will be given Sept. 9-10, 12, 23-24 and 26; Oct. 7-8 and 10; and Nov. 4-6 at the Gene Moss Building in Tyndall Park, located at 913 E. Sevier St. in Benton.
All classes start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. No preregistration required. Student must attend all three nights.
Vance B. Hogue Jr., age 84, of Benton passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.Â
He was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Winchester, Ark.Â
Mr. Hogue was retired from Arkansas Best Freight as an Over the Road Driver.
He was a member of Dumas United Methodist Church and a retired Teamster.
Mr. Hogue was preceded in death by his parents, Vance B. Hogue Sr. and Ida Mae Brown Hogue; a daughter, Jennie Hogue; six siblings, Florence Walton, Fred Hogue, Betty Lou Haisty, Emma Hogue, Viola Wheetley and Rita Hogue; and a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Hogue.