Charles Butler, chairman of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Commission, presented Bryant Fire Chief J. P. Jordan with a check for $700 Monday to purchase 10 smoke detectors for the hearing impaired, Jordan said. The department previously received 200 smoke detectors to give out to residents.
Also represented at the presentation was Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs and Assistant Chief Brandon Futch.
Baptist Health MedFlight, the healthcare systemsâ€™ air ambulance, will be participating in the Saline County Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 at Bryant First United Methodist Church located at 508 North Reynolds Road.
Free and open to the community, the Saline County Health and Wellness Fair will feature more than 30 exhibitors providing health and wellness information. Other offerings include health screenings, disaster and emergency services, fitness demonstrations, and childrenâ€™s activities.
Concrete picnic tables rest beneath the Saline River behind Riverside Grocery in Benton on Monday after severe thunderstorms and rain showers pounded Saline County on Sunday night.
A rain-filled weekend caused river levels to rise tremendously. With more rain in the forecast this week, water levels could rise even more, heightening the risk for flood-like situations.