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May 29th

The Saline Courier wants your YOUTH LEAGUE TEAM PICTURES

May 29, 2013

ATTENTION youth baseball and softball coaches in Saline County. The Saline Courier will be printing team pictures on Thursday, July 18. If your team has not sent pictures to The Saline Courier, please send them to tonylenahan@yahoo.com by Monday, July 15. You may also bring picture to the Saline Courier to be scanned. Please provide players and coaches names, team name, age group and league.

Benton police no longer searching for missing man

May 29, 2013

Benton police announced on Wednesday it is no longer searching for the missing person whom the department last week solicited help from the public to find.
It was previously reported that Richard Gilliam, 61, had not been seen or heard from for several days.
He is now back with his family, said Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department. There is no reason to suspect foul play, according to the department.

Here is a link to the previous story:
http://bentoncourier.com/content/benton-police-searching-missing-man

Wednesday Night Book Club meeting tonight

May 29, 2013

The Wednesday Night Book Club will meet today at 6 p.m. Herzfeld Library in Benton. Ages 18 and up are invited by the library to join a monthly book club.
This month’s reading selection is “The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway.” Call 501-778-4766 for more information.

May 28th

Bryant Parks and Recreation Department blood drive

May 28, 2013

The Bryant parks department will host a blood drive on Thursday from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Center at Bishop Park.

Bryant Fire Department challenges Benton Fire Department for 'Battle of the Badges'

May 28, 2013

Benton and Bryant fire departments are going head-to-head for a blood-drive competition.
The winner will be the agency that recruits the most volunteer blood donors in a blood drawing Friday.
The American Red Cross will be taking donations from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Bryant Fire Department training room, 312 Roya Lane in Bryant.
The challenge is part of the agencies' participation in the American Red Cross "Battle of the Badges: Law Enforcement vs. Fire Department" program.
Appointments to give blood for the event may be made at www.redcrossblood.org. The sponsor code is FireDeptBryant.

Former Cardinal's time short, but sweet

May 28, 2013

I was looking at old-school baseball cards one day online and as the St. Louis Cardinals are saved in my searches, I came across some cards of a former Cardinal I had never heard about. And being a huge Cardinal and history fan (I used to be a history major), I was a little disappointed in myself that I didn't know who Dick Hughes was and how huge he was for the Cardinals 1967 world series team, which St. Louis won over the Boston Red Sox in seven games. That and the fact Hughes was born in Stephens, Ark.

Overcoming Adversity

May 28, 2013

November 21, 2012. I remember it like yesterday. I arrived at work earlier than normal to get the paper finished due to the Thanksgiving holiday. I came in, checked my email, greeted everyone that arrived after me and then the boss walked out.
"There was a bad car wreck last night on Spring Hill," he said. Curious like always I said "what happened?" "I'm not really sure," he said, "but a Benton teenager was killed."
My heart sank.

May 27th

Jonesboro man part of original Army Air Force Band

May 27, 2013

JONESBORO — Dr. Harold Copenhaver didn't know what to expect when he auditioned for the Army Air Force Band.

"I knew I'd be drafted, and music was what I loved. So I thought this may be a good opportunity," said Copenhaver, who was 20 at the time.

He passed the audition and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in April 1942, beginning a career in the military music program that would last more than two decades.

Americans gather to honor fallen service members

May 27, 2013

Americans planned to gather at cemeteries, memorials and monuments nationwide to honor fallen military service members on Memorial Day, at a time when combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years and the ranks of World War II veterans dwindles.

President Barack Obama was expected to lay a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington. Earlier in the morning, he and first lady Michelle Obama planned to host a breakfast at the White House with "Gold Star" families of service members who have been killed.

Fort Smith graduate takes on Abercrombie & Fitch

May 27, 2013

FORT SMITH — When Southside High School graduate and former Fort Smith resident Greg Karber saw and heard what he calls "a social ill," he was appalled. So he grabbed his cell phone, hopped into his car and dove into film-making action.

BAUXITE – For the second consecutive year, the Bauxite Lady Miners are sending another player out...
HASKELL — The Harmony Grove Cardinals’ pitching has been really good and then not so much...
HASKELL — After a year under Dwaine Fishburn as interim head coach, the Benton High School senior...

 

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