Archive - 2013
The Saline Courier recognizes local police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians in a special section of today's issue.
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BRYANT â€“ Former Bryant Hornet pitcher Nate Rutherford will be joining teammate Marcus Wilson as an Arkansas Tech (Russellville) Wonder Boy. Rutherford signed to play for the Wonderboys on Thursday morning at the Bryant High School baseball office and said it wasnâ€™t hard to decide on Arkansas Tech for life after high school baseball.
The Saline County Library system will kick off its summer reading program for all ages on Monday, June 10.
The theme for the events is "Aargh! Pirates!"
It will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bryant library and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Benton library.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. â€” Attorneys for ExxonMobil Corp. and Exxon Pipeline Co. have filed a motion asking for dismissal of a lawsuit by Mayflower residents over a recent oil spill.
ExxonMobil Pipeline's Pegasus pipeline ruptured March 29 and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in the town about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock and forced the evacuation of about 20 homes.
A lawsuit by Kathryn Jane Roachell Chunn and Ellen Burgess asks for unspecified damages because of diminished value to their property and nuisance.
Bryant police on Thursday night arrested two suspects in connection with an armed robbery that took place at the Kum & Go on Reynolds Road last week.
Keifer Collins, 18, of Little Rock is charged with felony aggravated robbery, felony theft of property, and misdemeanor tampering with physical evidence.
The second suspectâ€™s identity cannot be released at this time because he is a minor, said Sgt. Todd Crowson.
However, due to the seriousness of the crime, he has been certified as an adult for the same charges as Collins.
Elizabeth Ann Chumley, 70, of Many, La., passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Toledo Nursing Center in Zwolle, La. She was born Saturday, May 30, 1942, in Garland Co.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Alice Adams; and one sister, Linda Huchingson.
Bobbie Jean (McBroom) Graham, 82 of Benton, died Monday, June 3, 2013. Bobbie was born July 24, 1930 in Nellyville, MO to the late Jeff McBroom and Irene (Cornelius) McBroom Miller. She is also preceded in death by husband Dr. Virgil M. Graham, step-father Arthur Miller, daughter Karen Duncan, son Jeff Graham, twin sister Betty Palmer, brother Eddie McBroom and 2 grandchildren, Lori Graham and Jason Barr.
James D. "Donnie" McAnear, 62, of Heber Springs died June 3, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.Â Donnie was a graduate of Heber Springs High School and the University of Central Arkansas and served in the Arkansas Army National Guard.
Donnie was a naturally persuasive person and enjoyed a lengthy career as a salesman in the industrial supply industry. He enjoyed gardening, working in his yard and spending time on Greers Ferry Lake.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cleon D. McAnear.
Thressa Anne Collins Ledbetter, 54, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Friday May 31, 2013. She was born Sept. 24, 1958, in Little Rock. Thressa was an extremely hard worker and loved spending time with her grandkids and loved the outdoors. She was a kind person who was loved and will be missed by many.
Thressa was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Sharp Fisher and a sister, Terri Collins.
The Spreading Anne's Wings organization will host the "I SAW Hope" Family Fun Night on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium.
The event, which will benefit the family of a young girl with a rare skin condition, is set from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Activities will include face painting, bounce houses and presentations by Radio Disney. Tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults.
Following the event will be a free showing on the jumbo-tron of a popular children's animated feature.