Archive - 2013
LITTLE ROCK â€” The National Weather Service says Arkansas will get a break from the summer heat this week.
Rain and thunderstorms are predicted for most of the state. Forecasters say northwest Arkansas should see rain beginning Monday morning, with the front moving to the central and southern parts of the state Monday afternoon and evening.
Forecasters say some isolated storms could be severe, but a widespread outbreak isn't expected. The strongest storms could bring heavy rainfall locally to some areas.
The Big Movers Construction storytime party is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at Boswell Library in Bryant and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at Herzfeld Library in Benton. Children are invited to listen to construction themed stories and enjoy games, snacks, and crafts. No registration required. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
This event is one of many that make up the Summer Reading program.
ATLANTA â€” Far from reversing course, Senate Democrats who backed President Barack Obama's health care law and now face re-election in GOP-leaning states are firming up their support for the overhaul even as Republican criticism intensifies.
Haskell Historical Society will meet 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, at Haskell City Hall.
Steve Perdue will be doing a Powerpoint presentationÂ about â€śSaline County Properties on the National Historic Register." The meeting is open to the public. The society now is gathering information on any person who served in any branch of the armed services, National Guard, or any other reserve group.Â Bring photos, items, articles to the meeting to be copied, loaned, or donated for display at the museum.Â For more information contact Emaline Stroud at 501-303-0384, or Darlene Emmons at 501-315-2913.
MOUNTAIN HOME â€“ The Benton McClendonâ€™s Appliances improved to 1-1 in the Twin Lakes Classic with a 6-3 victory over Batesville on Thursday in Mountain Home. Benton lost 14-3 against DeSoto, Mo., on Wednesday.
Leadoff man Tyler Lewis and No. 2 hitter Jack James remained hot and are providing a 1-2 punch for the McClendonâ€™s at the top of the order. Lewis doubled to leadoff the bottom of the first and would later score Bentonâ€™s first run for an early 1-0 lead.
LITTLE ROCK â€” A gun control group is holding a rally in Little Rock to urge U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor to take another look at a measure expanding background checks for firearm sales.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group co-founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is holding the rally Friday at Allsopp Park. The event comes as the group is airing ads in Arkansas criticizing Pryor for voting against the background checks measure.
The rally will feature survivors of gun violence.
The Book-to-Movie Club will meet Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Herzfeld Library. The event includes a movie viewing, followed by a discussion of the book "Holes," by Louis Sachar. Light refreshments will be provided. Call 501-778-4766 for more information. It is free and open to all ages.
Madean â€śDumpyâ€ť Rickard, 78, of Bryant died Thursday June 13, 2013. She was born Oct. 1, 1934 in Bauxite to Dick and Ona Daugherty.
She was a 1952 graduate of Bauxite High School and Capitol City Business College. She had worked for Saline County Social Services and the Saline County Tax Collector's Office. Madean was a member of East Smith Street Church of Christ.
She was given the nickname â€śDumpyâ€ť and was known by her family and many friends by this name.
Leonard E. "Lenny" Boyer, 67. of rural Oronogo (Jasper County, Mo.), passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Lenny was the seventh son born to the late Chester Vern and Mabel Agnes (Means) Boyer on March 12, 1946.
Lenny graduated from Alba High School in 1964. He was named in the top 100 in the United States to the Little All-American Basketball team as a senior and was given the Sports Illustrated Award of Merit on March 23, 1964. Upon graduating from high school, Lenny signed a professional baseball contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, following in the footsteps of his older brothers.
Faye F. Emmons, 83, of Benton passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. She was born Jan. 7, 1930, in San Angelo, Texas.
Faye was a homemaker and a member of Tyndall Park Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kelvin and Katie Marshall Williams; her husband, John D. Emmons; her brothers, Fred and Earl Williams; and her sisters, Judy Metcalf, Aline Erwin and Loyce Fisher.
She is survived by her sons, Steve Emmons of Benton, John Scott Emmons of Texas, and Alan Emmons of Benton; six grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.