Archive - 2013
Delmer L. Lott, 81, of Benton passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at McClellan V.A. Hospital in Little Rock. He was born June 20, 1932, in Ink to the late Henry M. and Nancy Brown Lott.
Mr. Lott retired as chief of navigational aides with the FAA in Little Rock and was a member of the Northside Church of Christ. He was a past commander of VFW Post 2256 in Benton and a U. S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War.Â
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
Sue Carol Baber, 79, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Aug.13, 2013, surrounded by her loving family and her dog Zee.
She was born Oct. 15, 1933, in Fort Smith.
Mrs. Baber was a member of Benton's First United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher.Â She was a member and past president of the Saline Memorial Hospital Medical Auxiliary, a member of the the P.T.A, a den mother and a leader in Bible Study Fellowship.Â
Mrs. Baber was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elsie King; and her husband, Dr. Quin Baber.
Francis Earline McCallister, 83, of Benton came into this world Feb. 2, 1930, and left this world unexpectedly Aug. 12, 2013.Â
She was married to Edward McCallister until 2003 when he passed away. She was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church, where all her grandchildren went with her many times as young children.
Earline worked at Benton Civitan Center for 25 years. She enjoyed working with kids and adults and being involved with Special Olympics.Â Her hobbies were sewing, cooking and working in her yard.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Arkansas' unemployment rate for July was up one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.4 percent.
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services said Monday that the rate was the same in July 2012, though there are 1,700 fewer unemployed state residents than a year ago.
The national unemployment rate fell by two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.4 percent for July.
The agency says government employment fell by 13,900 jobs and was one of six major industry sectors that showed declines in the number of people working. Four sectors showed gains.
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. Monday, Aug. 26, at Herzfeld Library in Benton and 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 501-778-4766 for more information.
The Haskell Historical Society will meet on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Haskell City Hall.Â
The program is by Emaline Stroud who will be speaking on the topic of â€śMurder In Haskell."Â
The society is seeking pictures, articles and items from Haskellâ€™s past to be loaned, donated, or copied for display at the museum.Â Please plan to attend to learn about our community heritage.
For information call Emaline Stroud at 303-0384 or Darlene Emmons at 315-2913.
BENTON â€“ Before the Arkansas Razorbacks hired Bret Bielema this past December, rumors swirled about who may take over as the head coach after a horrific 4-8 season in 2012. Super Bowl-winning coach and current Monday Night Football announcer Jon Gruden was included in the rumor-mill and three Razorbacks fans attempted to serenade Gruden to the Razorbacksâ€™ helm with their version of Beatlesâ€™ classic â€śHey Judeâ€ť with â€śHey Grude.â€ť
LITTLE ROCK â€” Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is criticizing his Republican rivals for the state's top office, accusing them of pushing for tax cuts without explaining to voters how they'd pay for them.
Ross on Friday told members of the Political Animals Club that he'd support targeted tax cuts that would help create jobs if the state was running a surplus. He said the Republican gubernatorial hopefuls aren't explaining what taxes they'd raise or services they'd cut to pay for the reductions they're calling for.
We found this sweet little girl outside the Courier office. If anyone knows the owner, call 501-315-8228 or 479-799-7844.
Have you heard of this Mike Trout guy? You probably have if youâ€™ve been watching any type of baseball at all the past two years. Trout is the centerfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and heâ€™s pretty good.