Archive - 2013 - News Article
Members of Benton city government, local leaders and representatives from a group that will build a new hotel in Benton, turn shovels of dirt at a ceremonial groundbreaking event on Thursday. A Fairfield Inn & Suites will be constructed adjacent to the new Benton Event Center in Hickory Square Shopping Center. Actual construction of the hotel is expected to begin within 7 to 10 days and be completed in 2014.
Kali Hardig's miraculous recovery is being celebrated locally with a parade involving two schools in the Benton district.
The procession is scheduled to begin at 10:35 a.m. on Smithers Drive at Howard Perrin Elementary School, where Kali previously was a student. The parade then will proceed to Benton Middle School, where Kali was scheduled to begin the fall term in August.
Kali defied medical odds and was discharged Wednesday from Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
Kali Hardig has defied medical odds and is being discharged today from Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
The 12-year-old Benton girl is reported to be the third person in the world to survive the brain-eating amoeba that caused her to become ill July 19 following an outing at a Little Rock water park.
The condition she suffered is known as primary amoebic memingoencephalitis. A then-experimental drug is credited with killing the amoeba.
Kali's miraculous recovery is being celebrated locally with a parade involving two schools in the Benton district.
The Saline County Library will host public classes regarding the Affordable Care Act on Saturday.
The classes are presented by Arkansas Health Connector and The Living Affected Corporation and are scheduled at 10 a.m. at Boswell Library in Bryant and at 1 p.m. at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
No registration is required.
Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
WASHINGTON â€” Twelve years later, haunting memories of Sept. 11 are shaping the debate over what to do about Syria.
As Americans mark the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the nation again is wrestling with painful questions about al-Qaida, weapons of mass destruction and the risks of American inaction. At the center of the debate is President Barack Obama, who has sought to move the U.S. away from what he has called the "perpetual wartime footing" it found itself on in the years after 9/11.
A 9-11 National Day of Service and Remembrance will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday for Arkansas Realtors. The ceremony will be at 1520 Glory Cove at the Habitat for Humanity Partnership Village. Lunch will be served by Hot Dog Mike.
WASHINGTON â€” Pushing military might and raising hopes it won't be needed, President Barack Obama threw his support Tuesday behind a plan for U.N. Security Council talks aimed at securing Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, even as he pushed the fallback idea of U.S. airstrikes against Bashar Assad's regime if that effort fails.
Seizing on that two-track strategy, a bipartisan group of senators crafted a reworked congressional resolution calling for a U.N. team to remove the chemical weapons by a set deadline and authorizing military action if that doesn't happen.
The Saline County Library is offering a "Down on the Farm" storytime and crafts session for kids ages 3 to 5. The farm-themed storytime make-and-take farm crafts will be available for all ages from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Boswell Library in Bryant. Call 501-847-2166 for more information.
The Herzfeld Library in Benton will offer the same storytime at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Make-and-take farm crafts will be available for all ages from 3 to 8 p.m. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
The Saline County Court will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Saline County Courthouse to discuss a resolution that would declare a vacancy in the office of sheriff.
The meeting was originally scheduled for Saturday.
The Saline County Quorum Court has called a special meeting for Sept. 7 at 2 p.m.
Initial reports indicate that Sheriff Bruce Pennington has submitted a request to retire Oct. 1, as he had originally planned.
The court will be considering a resolution to declare the sheriff's position vacant.
More details will be reported as they are received.