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May 6th, 2013
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.
The Keep Bryant Beautiful campaign will host City Wide Cleanup and Dumpster Days on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
The KBB will be at the Bryant exits from the interstate during the cleanup.
Dumpsters will be placed at First Southern Baptist Church on Reynolds Road; First Pentecostal Church on Arkansas 5; First United Methodist Church on Reynolds Road; and Central Arkansas Church of Christ on Arkansas 5.
The first Bryant Flash Trail will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be hosted by Hill Farm Elementary School.
FROM THE BENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT:
The Benton Police Department would like to warn citizens about the potential dangers of a scam that has been reported. Two reports were recently taken where suspects attempted to scam a subject out of personal information involving an alleged contest.
NOTICE: The regularly scheduled Community Services Committee Meeting set for 5:30 P.M., Tuesday, May 7, 2013 has been cancelled due to lack of items for the agenda. The next meeting will be held at 5:30 P.M., Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
A suspect who has been wanted by Benton police in connection with a string of burglaries was arrested Sunday after officers responded to an aggravated robbery and criminal mischief call.
Kenneth Hawkins, 42, had been on the run since April 13.
Hawkins also is a parolee from the Arkansas Department of Correction.
The Saline County Library will host a Teddy Bear Sleepover for children of all ages at 6 p.m. Tues., May 7 at Boswell Library in Bryant and 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Herzfeld Library in Benton. Attendees are encouraged to bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal to the library and enjoy a special story time filled with stories, songs, snacks, games and prizes. Afterwards, children are encouraged to leave their stuffed animal at the library overnight.
Those interested in applying for the Habitat Homeownership program may attend an application meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Benton Library.Â
The Benton Police Department is requesting help from the public in locating a shooting suspect.
A man was shot in the chest in the area of Millbrook Cove midnight Thursday, according to a release from the Benton Police Department.
The victim was transported from the scene via Medflight and is currently in serious condition, according to police.
Relay For Life of Saline County has been moved to the First Southern Baptist Church North Campus Gym, located at 8800 Arkansas 5, across from Midland Road.
The event was moved indoors because of weather forecasts calling for rain on Friday night.
Activities will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and conclude 6 a.m. Saturday.
For more information contact event chairs Renee Taggart at 501-529-3839 or Monica Harris at 501-804-3875.