Archive - 2013
D. Derrell Davis, 72, of Bryant passed away on July 28, 2013.
He was born in Mena on May 9, 1941, to Doyne and Hilda Davis. Derrell graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 1962 where he served as president of the Student Council.
He received his JD Degree from University of Arkansas School of Law in 1971 where he was a member of the Arkansas Law Review, Top Student in Taxation, and ranked second in his class.
Herzfeld Library in Benton will host a book sale on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Library employees are letting people know it will be a one-day sale instead of the normal two-day event, and special pricing will be in effect.
The sixth annual Hook-a-Heart Bass Tournament presented by Everett Buick-GMC and benefiting Civitan Services will be Aug. 11 on the Arkansas River, with check-in and weigh-in at The North River Landing in North Little Rock.
To make sure the tournament is run professionally, Civitan Services has partnered with Mr. Bass of Arkansas pro/am series director, Ronnie Everett. Everett will serve as the tournament director.
The tournament is open to all amateur anglers 16 years and older and there should be two fishers per boat.
The final day to vote in The Saline Courier 2014 Pet Calendar Contest is Friday.
Votes are 25 cents each and can be entered at The Saline Courier office, 321 Market St. in Benton.
The top 12 pets will be featured in the calendar, which will be sold later this year.
Winners will be announced Thursday, Aug. 8 in the paper.
All proceeds benefit the Newspapers in Education program.
WASHINGTON â€” Is an outbreak of a nasty stomach bug over? Depends on who you ask.
Iowa officials say that almost 150 cyclospora infections in their state were linked to a bagged lettuce mix and the threat is over. Federal officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration aren't so sure, saying it is too early to say if the outbreak is over. There are almost 400 illnesses total in 15 states.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the infections and the outbreak:
Q: What are cyclospora infections?
LITTLE ROCK â€” The chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party on Wednesday announced he was stepping down after two and a half years at the helm as he considers a potential run for public office next year.
The state party announced that Will Bond would serve until Sept. 14, when the party's state committee elects a new chairman. Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, announced he's backing Vincent Insalaco as Bond's replacement.
The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for south central Saline County until 8:15 p.m.
From the Shannon Hills Public Works Manager, David Passmore:
The July 29 "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" is hereby rescinded following the repair, an adequate disinfectant level has been established throughout the distribution system and the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.
If you have any questions, you may contact Lucky Turney or Mary Meyers, Shannon Hills Water Dept. at 501-455-3195, ext. 10.
While it's common for competitions to take place pitting area school groups against each other â€” particularly for athletic events â€” youth organizations from three communities have decided to join together for a common cause.
Members of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Councils from the cities of Benton, Bryant and Haskell are joining forces for a bike race that will benefit The Care Center in Benton.
The race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14.
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Everett Black Sox advanced to the championship game with an 11-0 win over Jacksonville Gwatney on Monday in the American Legion Junior Regional Tournament at Bryant Hornet Field. Bryant moves on to face Texarkana, Texas, for the tournament championship needing just one more win to secure the title.
â€śThis might have been the best team win all year long,â€ť Bryant Coach Tyler Brown said. â€śWe came out and we hit the ball well and had a plan at the plate. [We] played great defense which is always a plus and had great pitching. Great team win.â€ť