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September 23rd

Congo Masonic Lodge all-you-can-eat fish fry set for Saturday

September 23, 2013

The monthly Congo Masonic Lodge all-you-can-eat fish fry is set for Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m.
The lodge is located at the corner of Steel Bridge and Thompson Dairy Road.
American-raised catfish, homemade hushpuppies, beans with ham, river-bank-fried taters and more will be served, according to the lodge.
Prices are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 9 to 12. Children ages 8 and under are free.
The fish fry will be the last Saturday of each month, April through October.
Money raised goes to area charities, according to the lodge. The public is invited.

Civil War dancing tonight

September 23, 2013

Civil War dances of the time period will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Herzfeld Library in Benton. The Historic Washington Dancers from Old Washington will perform such dances as the Virginia Reel and other Civil-War-period dances. 
The dancers will be dressed in Civil War period costume.

September 19th

Saline County patrol unit never really missing

September 19, 2013

The Saline County patrol that was reported to be missing since May has been located.
It turns out, the vehicle was actually assigned to a detective, and was believed to be missing because the VIN was copied down incorrectly.
This is the reason it was not located in the initial review of the vehicle roster when the vehicle was suspected to be missing, Lt. Scott Courtney said.
The error was discovered during a detailed inventory of vehicles in the sheriff's office in preparation of the leadership transition.

Water main breaks in the area of Lillian and E. Sevier St.

September 19, 2013

Crews have just responded to the area of Lillian and E. Sevier St. for a broken water main, according to the Benton Utilities Facebook page.
They have called in an emergency locate and are gathering the supplies needed to repair it. Water will be off for 2-4 hours while the repair is completed. No boil order is expected for this area.

September 18th

Uganda mission changes family: Benton residents rescue abused boy, plan return someday

September 18, 2013

When Brian and Angela Rowe and their three children traveled to Uganda as part of a mission effort, they expected to embrace new experiences in that land so vastly different from the USA.
What they didn’t expect was to add to their family — and to do so in a way they never would have imagined possible.
The Rowes recently returned from that primitive area, bringing with them not only the three children they took with them, but also a fourth child who is a walking testament to Christian faith and the fundamental will to live in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

Starbucks says guns unwelcome, though not banned

September 18, 2013

NEW YORK — Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.

The fine line that the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates reflects how heated the issue has become, particularly in light of recent mass shootings.

2nd private company rockets toward space station

September 18, 2013

A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of NASA's private suppliers for the high-flying lab.

Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its first-ever supply ship from Virginia's Eastern Shore, the departing point for a NASA moonshot less than two weeks ago.

"Look out ISS, here we come," the company said in a tweet.

The capsule named Cygnus — bearing 1,300 pounds of food, clothing and goodies for the astronauts — is due at the orbiting outpost on Sunday, following four days of testing.

Block Party Lego Club meets today

September 18, 2013

The Block Party Lego Club, for ages 4 to 14, will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today at Boswell Library in Bryant.
The group meets monthly to build "Lego masterpieces." A new theme will be explored each month. Call 501-847-2166 for more information.

September 16th

BREAKING NEWS: Prosecutor Casady says sheriff's office has conducted "definite wrongdoing"

September 16, 2013

At the start of a Saline County Quorum Court meeting to review resumes of sheriff candidates on Monday, the court was presented a letter from prosecuting attorney Ken Casady in which he stated "it is of paramount importance for public confidence that you appoint a person that has no ties to the Sheriff's Department or to Saline County government."

UPDATE: Identify of Naval Yard shooter released

September 16, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as two gunmen launched an attack Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of the nation's capital, authorities said. At least 12 people were killed.

One gunman was dead after he fired on a police officer, and police hunted for a second possible attacker who may have been disguised in a military-style uniform, authorities said. It wasn't clear how the gunman died.

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