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May 28th

Bryant Parks and Recreation Department blood drive

May 28, 2013

The Bryant parks department will host a blood drive on Thursday from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Center at Bishop Park.

Bryant Fire Department challenges Benton Fire Department for 'Battle of the Badges'

May 28, 2013

Benton and Bryant fire departments are going head-to-head for a blood-drive competition.
The winner will be the agency that recruits the most volunteer blood donors in a blood drawing Friday.
The American Red Cross will be taking donations from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Bryant Fire Department training room, 312 Roya Lane in Bryant.
The challenge is part of the agencies' participation in the American Red Cross "Battle of the Badges: Law Enforcement vs. Fire Department" program.
Appointments to give blood for the event may be made at www.redcrossblood.org. The sponsor code is FireDeptBryant.

May 27th

Jonesboro man part of original Army Air Force Band

May 27, 2013

JONESBORO — Dr. Harold Copenhaver didn't know what to expect when he auditioned for the Army Air Force Band.

"I knew I'd be drafted, and music was what I loved. So I thought this may be a good opportunity," said Copenhaver, who was 20 at the time.

He passed the audition and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in April 1942, beginning a career in the military music program that would last more than two decades.

 

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