July 8th, 2014
Ouida Isadora Cox Fowler, born, November 23,1921 passed away July 3, 2014. She went to join her Lord and Savior and her husband, US Army Tech Sergeant Vernon John Fowler whom she was married to for 6 years when he passed in 1945 in action. She stayed devoted to him and never married again. She raised her daughter Wanda with the help of her family. Ouida was also a loyal member of Church of Christ.
Ouida is preceded in death by her brothers, William and Osa D. Cox and sister, Marie Moore.
Sarah Kilcrease-McGriff-Vardaman, 80 of Benton passed from this life on July 5, 2014. She was born January 29, 1934 in McGehee, to her parents, George and Gertha Vardaman.
One of her greatest pleasures in life came from gardening and tending to her flowers along with spending time with her family. Sarah also had over 30 years of employment with AT&T.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Today is the deadline to file statewide initiative measures with the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office in order to place an issue on the November 2014 General Election Ballot.
Medical marijuana, minimum wage increases, and making Arkansas a wet state are all issues that voters may see on the ballot in November.
Two potential statute initiatives may appear on the ballot as well as three potential constitutional amendments. These initiatives will be included only if petitions received the required number of voter signatures and all the paperwork is filed on time.