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July 9th

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.

July 8th

Today's top U.S./World news stories

July 8, 2013

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. 40 KILLED, HUNDREDS WOUNDED IN CAIRO ATTACK

A ministry official says gunmen targeted supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi holding a sit-in outside a military building.

2. CRASH PILOT HAD LITTLE EXPERIENCE WITH BOEING PLANE

The pilot was guiding a 777 into the San Francisco airport for the first time, and tried unsuccessfully to abort the landing after coming in too slow.

3. RECORDS ON BIN LADEN RAID PURGED

Burn ban issued in Saline County

July 8, 2013

A burn ban has been issued for Saline County.
The Keetch-Byram Drought Index was at 621 on Sunday, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission. A KBDI of 600 and above indicates an extremely high fire danger level.

July 5th

Civil War presentation set for Monday

July 5, 2013

Herzfeld Library in Benton will present Civil War in Saline County on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Anthony Rushing, a local historian and teacher at Bethel Middle School in Bryant, will give the presentation. Call the library at 501-778-4766 for more information.

10 Things to Know in World News Today

July 5, 2013

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. MORE VIOLENCE FEARED AFTER MORSI OUSTER

The Muslim Brotherhood called for protests today after the military arrested the group's revered leader and other top allies to Egypt's deposed president.

2. FIREWORKS AND TRIBUTES ON JULY 4

Arizona held a candlelight vigil for 19 fallen firefighters and Washington, D.C., prepared a musical tribute to victims and survivors of the Boston bombings.

3. MANDELA'S HEALTH 'PERILOUS'

Lake Norrell fireworks set for Saturday

July 5, 2013

Lake Norrell fireworks event is set for Saturday. The Lake Norrell Area Association will sponsor a boat parade at noon, the dock and deck contest will be at 3 p.m. and the free public fireworks display will be at 9 p.m.
For more information, call Barbara Howell 501-681-7577.

July 4th

Curbside recycling tabled indefinitely

July 4, 2013

A proposed mandatory curbside recycling and one-hauler trash pickup plan that would affect residents of five Saline County cities has been dropped for now, in light of strong resistance from members of the public and several city officials.
Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District board member and Haskell Mayor Jeff Arey, in a special meeting of the district board Wednesday, read a statement expressing a divide between the intentions of the program and the current plan.

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