Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Benton Police Department is asking for the publicâ€™s help in locating a missing person. Police say the missing woman, Sarah Mondragon, was last known to be living at the Interstate 30 travel park in Benton.
Sarah is a 31-year-old white female, with brown eyes and blond hair.
She is about 5â€™10â€ť tall and 160 pounds.
She has a tattoo of a flower on her chest and a blue butterfly on her left ankle.
The city of Benton has announced it will launch a new website today. The site is expected to go-live later this afternoon, sometime after 2 p.m. The site includes extensive information, contact listings and other items such as maps and city ordinances.
The address of the new site has changed from the city's prior site. The new location is www.bentonar.org.
A federal judge said Wednesday that a challenge to Arkansas' new law banning most abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy can proceed, rejecting the state's attempt to get the lawsuit dismissed.
U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright ruled that the lawsuit, which was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of two Little Rock abortion providers, made a strong enough case to warrant allowing it to go forward.
Free games, prizes and food will be available at Lyle Park for spectators at the finish line of the fifth annual Saline River Canoe Race on Saturday.
There's still time to register for the race, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. that day, but race organizer Michael Sacomani recommends those who want to sign up do so in the next couple of days.
Those interested in participating may register at www.salineriver.canoe.com or by calling 501-749-2266.
Proceeds will benefit Second Chance Youth Ranch, a ministry of Family Church of Bryant that gives a home to abused, neglected or at-risk youth.
A Teddy Bear Sleepover for children of all ages is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal to the library and enjoy a special storytime filled with stories, songs, games and prizes.
Among the activities will be a puppet show, teddy bear "bounce house" and a teddy bear dance party.
The Saline County Rummage Sale is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. in The Center at Bishop Park in Bryant.
The deadline to register for the sale has been extended to Thursday. Those interested in selling unwanted items may contact the parks department in Bryant at 501-943-0444.
Each 10x10 booth is $25, members of The Center of Bryant pay $15.
Today, between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m., customers at Chick-fil-A in Bryant may have a portion of the money taken from their order donated to the family of 8-year-old Kelly Melton of Kentucky, who was diagnosed with cancer last year.
Those that want to participate must tell the order-taker they are there to support Kickin It 4 Kelly.
Macy Moore, 15, of Bauxite High School came up with the idea and organized the event almost entirely by herself. Macy is friends with relatives of Kelly.
The Saline County Library Genealogy/Local History Department will present a program highlighting local buildings at 6:30 p.m. today at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
The program is a sanctioned event of Arkansas Heritage Month 2013, the theme of which is "Saving Our Heritage: Arkansas' Historic Structures."
It is in celebration of Arkansas Heritage Month and is open to all ages. No registration is required.
For more information, contact the library at 501-778-4766.
The Saline Courier is now accepting entries for the 2014 Pet Calendar contest, a benefit for its Newspapers in Education program.
Sign up for the contest at the Courier office, 321 N. Market St. in Benton, or look for entry forms in select issues of the paper.
Entrants must provide a photo of the pet by itself. The pet must currently reside in Saline County. Each entry is $5.
The top-12 vote-getters will be featured in a 2014 calendar, which will go on sale in November for $2 each.
Each pet will be professionally photographed for the calendar.
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