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October 10th, 2014

Mark Foote

October 10, 2014

Mark Foote, 53, of Benton, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. 
He was born Sept. 1, 1961. in Memphis, Tenn. 
Mark was a respiratory therapist at Baptist Health Medical Center and a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Foote; two daughters, Lauren Foote and Meghan Foote of Benton; his parents, Edwin and Maelyn Foote of Fort Myers, Fla.; and a brother, David Foote and wife Christine of Palm Bay, Fla.

Leon C. Pickard

October 10, 2014

Leon C. Pickard, 80, of Benton, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
He was born Feb. 22, 1934, in Eureka Springs to the late Frank and Stella Crump Pickard.
Leon was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Benton, worked at Reynolds Metals Co. and served in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged from the Army on Oct. 29, 1956, with the rank of private first class.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Alger, Elden, and Hollis Pickard; and a sister, Melba McCarrol.

October 9th

Complaints filed against Arkansas candidates

October 9, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Two ethics complaints have been filed against two Arkansas attorney general candidates, and they both involve campaign ads.

Little Rock attorney and blogger Matt Campbell filed a complaint Monday with the state's ethics commission against Republican candidate Leslie Rutledge, the media reported. He argues she violated several rules when she appeared in a 30-second TV ad paid and produced by the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Artist puts moms in a museum...real moms

October 9, 2014

BENTONVILLE — The first thing you encounter at a new contemporary art show at Crystal BridgesMuseum of American Art is the "Mom Booth," where a woman in an apron sits at a table.

Behind her, shelves are stocked with Band-Aids, puddings, animal crackers, soup cans, paper lunch bags and clean underwear. She's not a docent or guide. She's a real mom who gives advice, hugs and maybe a scolding. She might ask you to fold laundry or pick Legos off the floor.

And she may inspire thoughts of your own mom or kids. But how is a mom surrounded by Band-Aids and puddings art?

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