Archive - 2013 - News Article
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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A man was found Monday morning on the floor of his home on Chicot Acres in Mabelvale with a single gunshot wound.
At 7:15 a.m., Saline County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call reporting an accidental shooting.
Mike Eubanks, 55, was taken by ambulance to the hospital and was pronounced dead by an emergency room physician while MedFlight was en route to pick him up, according to a police report on the incident.
During the investigation, detectives determined the shooting was not accidental.
Google recently announced one winner from each state in the U.S. to advance to the national level of the sixth-annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest to redesign the Google logo.
Madeleine Robinson, 14, of Alexander, was named the Arkansas state winner.
Public voting to select five nationwide finalists is open until Friday at the following web address: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html.
More details are found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.
Bryant police are asking for help in identifying a suspect that burglarized the Subway restaurant at the Alcoa Exchange shopping center last Friday night.
Police responded to the store's alarm late that night and found the drive-thru window busted and cash register drawer stolen.
Surveillance footage shows a black man wearing a black coat and red ski cap break the window with a rock and steal the cash register.
Authorities are encouraging anyone who has information regarding this incident to notify the Bryant Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (501)943-0943.
An alzheimer's family training workshop will be held at First United Methodist Church in Benton on Tuesday, June 4 at 1 p.m. The workshop is free and formatted to provide information and materials about the illness. The workshop will cover the physiology of the disease, what to expect as the disease progresses, and how to handle the behaviors associated with the illness. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 501-778-3093.
The Downtown Benton Farmer's Market will open this Saturday. It is each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning in front of Saline County Courthouse.
The Bryant Farmer's Market will begin next week at the pavilion on Commonwealth Drive in the area of the city known as Midtown.