Archive - 2013
Waylon Sheffield, 82, of Bryant passed away April 24, 2013. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bryant, a past member of the board of directors of the Bryant Senior Activity Center, and a Mason.
Waylon served in the U.S. Army from 1947 to 1969. He was a highly decorated combat veteran, receiving the Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam.
Waylon was a member of VFW Post 2256, serving as adjutant for 13 years. He was a former commander of the Military Order of the Cootie, an honor degree of the VFW, and a past member of the VFW Honor Guard.
A man was found Monday morning on the floor of his home on Chicot Acres in Mabelvale with a single gunshot wound.
At 7:15 a.m., Saline County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call reporting an accidental shooting.
Mike Eubanks, 55, was taken by ambulance to the hospital and was pronounced dead by an emergency room physician while MedFlight was en route to pick him up, according to a police report on the incident.
During the investigation, detectives determined the shooting was not accidental.
Google recently announced one winner from each state in the U.S. to advance to the national level of the sixth-annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest to redesign the Google logo.
Madeleine Robinson, 14, of Alexander, was named the Arkansas state winner.
Public voting to select five nationwide finalists is open until Friday at the following web address: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html.
More details are found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.
Bryant police are asking for help in identifying a suspect that burglarized the Subway restaurant at the Alcoa Exchange shopping center last Friday night.
Police responded to the store's alarm late that night and found the drive-thru window busted and cash register drawer stolen.
Surveillance footage shows a black man wearing a black coat and red ski cap break the window with a rock and steal the cash register.
Authorities are encouraging anyone who has information regarding this incident to notify the Bryant Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (501)943-0943.
BRYANT â€“ Two-time All-State and three-time All-Conference selection and Bryant Lady Hornet setter Hannah Rice is taking her talents South for the upcoming season. Rice signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the Southern Arkansas University (Magnolia) Lady Muleriders on Wednesday at Bryant High School. There was little doubt in Rice's mind after visiting SAU.
"When I visited there, I loved the campus," Rice said. "I felt at home almost immediately. It wasnâ€™t too big or too small. It was the perfect size. Their volleyball team is really good and I wanted to be a part of it."
An alzheimer's family training workshop will be held at First United Methodist Church in Benton on Tuesday, June 4 at 1 p.m. The workshop is free and formatted to provide information and materials about the illness. The workshop will cover the physiology of the disease, what to expect as the disease progresses, and how to handle the behaviors associated with the illness. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 501-778-3093.
William Murl Tate, of Benton, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013.Â He was 86 years old.
Murl was born at home in the Ten Mile Community (Lonsdale) on Oct. 10, 1926, the son of Thomas Jefferson Tate and Flora Mae (Craft) Tate.
Â After school and working on the family farm, he went to work for Kaiser in the shipyard of Vancouver, Wash., during World War II.Â When he returned to Arkansas, he worked for Little Rock Piano Co. and in the 1950s began a wholesale piano company in Benton with Ernest Pelton.Â
Bertha Louanna Ray, age 76, of Alexander passed away Friday, May 3, 2013.
She was born Aug. 19, 1932 in Scott.Â
Mrs. Ray was a school bus driver for the Bryant School District and a member of Pleasant Hills Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Adda Osburn; her husband, Boyce Ray; a daughter, Dianna Goss; and a son, Terry Ray.
Barbara Ann Atkinson, 65, of Haskell passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013.Â She was born Feb. 8, 1948, in Benton.Â Mrs. Atkinson was a licensed practical nurse and a member of the Family Church in Bryant.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mattie Whitley, and four sisters, Lillian Whitley, Ada Rogers, Lucille Cole and Joyce Parnell.
Frank Paul Kret Jr., 66, of Benton passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013.Â He was born Sept. 14, 1946, in Nashville, Tenn.Â Mr. Kret was a Vietnam Army veteran and worked as a machinist. He was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.Â
Mr. Kret was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Ruby Kret; parents Frank Paul Kret Sr. and Mattie Wilson Kret; mother- and father-in-law Mavis and J.C. Lawson; sister Frances Mack; and a brother, Charles Kret.