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Arkansas dries out, fire danger increases

July 9, 2013

Saline Courier note: There have been several wildfires in the area in recent weeks, and Saline County is still under a burn ban. Here is the AP story on the issue.

LITTLE ROCK — Weather forecasters say Arkansas is showing signs of a developing drought and the state Forestry Commission is warning of a heightened fire danger.

Women in Ohio kidnap case thank public for support

July 9, 2013

CLEVELAND — Three women who police say were held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade have issued a video in which they thanked the public for the encouragement and financial support that are allowing them to restart their lives.

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight broke their public silence in the 3-minute, 30-second video posted Monday night on YouTube. They said the support and prayers of family, friends and the public are allowing them to rebuild their lives after what Berry called "this entire ordeal."

Library lock-in for teens set for Friday

July 9, 2013

The Saline County Library will host a lock-in for teens as part of the Summer Reading program from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
The Summer Reading Program is themed "Dig Into Reading."
Contracts to confirm attendance may be picked up at either library location and are due back Friday, July 5. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.

Household hazardous waste now accepted

July 9, 2013

Household hazardous waste is now being accepted for Saline County residents every Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Saline County maintenance building in Benton, located at 205 S. East St. 
No businesses may drop off at this location, according to the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District office.
In addition, no drop offs are to be made after hours. The area is monitored by surveillance, and violators will be prosecuted, according to the office.

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