April 30th, 2014
Former Sheriff Bruce Pennington has decided to drop his bid to regain the office he retired from in the fall of 2013. Citing personal and health reasons, Pennington tells The Saline Courier that after consulting his family and his doctor, he determined to put aside the political race and focus on his health.
William P. Sprecher, 91, of Alexander died Monday, April 28, 2014.Â
He was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Omaha, Neb., to the late Paul C. and Grace P. (Haynie) Sprecher,
He was an ATF agent for the Treasury Department.
William was a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force and was present at the storming of Normandy beach on June 6, 1944. (That World War II event came to be known as D-Day.)
He was also a devoted member of the Adoniram Masonic Lodge 288, attaining the level of Master Mason in 1959. He served for a time as Master of his lodge.Â
Norman â€śNormâ€ť Francis Oliver, 81, of Benton passed away April 26, 2014
He was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Los Angeles, Calif.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and was of the Catholic Faith. Norm had a distinguished U.S. Navy career that eventually led him to employment with Dassault Falcon Jet and residence here in Arkansas. He not only found success at Dassault Falcon Jet, but also his loving wife of 15 years, Pearl Lenora.