Archive - 2013
The Benton Police Department is asking for the publicâ€™s help in locating a missing person.
Richard Gilliam, 61, was last seen leaving for work on Friday, May 17 and has not been seen or heard from since, according to police.
Gilliam is a white man with brown hair and a gray and brown beard.
He is about 5 feet 11 inches tall and 200 pounds.
Authorities say Gilliamâ€™s vehicle was found unoccupied recently in Little Rock, but at this time there is no reason to suspect foul play.
Sarah Loraine Wilson, 58, of Benton passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. Sarah was born Feb. 5, 1955, in Little Rock to the late John Archie Lee and Alberta (Shenault) Wilson.
She is survived by siblings Earl Wilson, Mary McAfee, Chester Wilson, and Lily Wilson, and nephew Jerry C. Wilson.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Arkansas Funeral Care, located at 2620 W. Main St. in Jacksonville.
Online guest book: www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.
The annual Bauxite Reunion will be Saturday at Bauxite Community Hall.
Registration for the event will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m.
Featured speaker at Saturdayâ€™s event will be Ragon Don Kinney Sr., a 1960 graduate of Bauxite High School.
Shepard said Saturday's program will conclude with Wilson DuVall, a 1958 Bauxite High School graduate, singing, â€śProud to Be an American.â€ť
While the reunion is traditionally attended by people with ties to Bauxite, anyone is welcome to attend the event, Shepard said.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. â€” Arkansas Medicaid officials say the state will submit its request to use federal money to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income residents by August.
Department of Human Services Director John Selig told lawmakers Thursday that the state would draft its waiver next month for the "private option" that lawmakers approved as an alternative to Medicaid expansion. Selig said the state planned to submit the waiver to the federal government in August and hoped to get approval by October.
The Leadership Saline County Fashion for Funds fashion show and silent auction is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at The Center at Bishop Park in Bryant.
The event will begin with shopping, light desserts and appetizers.
To purchase tickets or make a donation, contact Lauren Lisowe at Lauren.Benson@xerox.com or 404-964-3236.
BENTON â€“ The 31st Tournament of Champions comes begins on Friday, May 24, to Sunday, May 26. It is the largest Tournament of Champions ever with a record 179 baseball teams entered this year. There are three legs to the tournament (Everett Triple Crown) played in March, April and early May, and then the TOC will be on Friday.
MOORE, Okla. â€” A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week.
The first of the funerals, for a 9-year-old girl killed at a Moore elementary school that took a direct hit in Monday's storm, was scheduled for Thursday morning. A family photo showed the girl, Antonia Candelaria, beaming with a big smile and wearing a white sun hat.
The Bauxite Community Hall will show "The Outlaw" and Looney Tunes cartoons on Friday at 7 p.m.
Admission will be 25 cents, and cokes and popcorn will be sold at "vintage prices" as well, according to Randle Wilmoth, coordinator for the Bauxite Reunion.
The Old-Fashioned Movie Night is part of the annual Bauxite Reunion festivities, most of which will take place on Saturday.
Elder Theodore â€śTedâ€ť French went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.Â He was born Dec. 24, 1918, in Houston, Ark., to Hugh and Edith French.
He served his country in both the Army and the Navy, receiving an honorable discharge a year before World War II ended.
Mr. French was employed with Allied Van Lines and United Van Lines for a combined total of 30 years, after which he chose to become an independent salesman with Snap-On Tools from 1969 to 1987.Â After many miles and many friends later, Ted decided to retire to his farm in 1987, where he enjoyed the remainder of his days.
Lucy Faye Ray, 77, of Little Rock passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Benton with her family at her side.Â
The daughter of Jessie and Annie Bell McCuin Millsaps, she was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Nogo.Â She was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church in Little.Â Â Lucy enjoyed working in her yard and traveling.Â Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil Ray; two brothers; and three sisters.