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May 20th, 2013
According to the Arkansas Department of Justice, no exact time has been set for the hearing in the extortion case of Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner, but it should begin in the next 30 minutes or so. It will be in the court of U.S. Magistrate Judge H. David Young.
Here is the story from the Associated Press:
Ark. treasurer accused of taking cash from broker
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” An affidavit filed in federal court alleges that Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner repeatedly took cash payments from a broker who invested state money.
The Bryant Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Boswell Library in Bryant.
The Haskell Historical Society will meet 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Haskell City Hall.
DES MOINES, Iowa â€” Lottery officials say the winning numbers in a near-historic Powerball jackpot have been drawn.
They are: 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and Powerball 11.
Officials say the latest Powerball jackpot figure results are still pending. They had estimated it at $600 million.
With four of every five possible combinations of Powerball numbers in play, someone is almost sure to win the game's highest jackpot. The problem, of course, is those same odds just about guarantee the lucky person won't be you.
Current and former residents and friends of the Tull community will come together this coming Sunday to celebrate the 128th anniversary of Old Folks Singing.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church
The first Old Folks Singing took place on the third Sunday in May in 1885.
The staff at Sparks Regional Medical Center tries to alleviate their patients' pain in a variety of ways â€” including through the power of music, thanks to a local volunteer.
David Bruce, 65, spends his afternoons as a hospital volunteer playing hymns on his diatonic harmonicas to staff and patients alike in the main entrance, in hallways and in patients' rooms. He learned the hymns, which fill up two thick, three-inch music books that he carries around the hospital along with his harmonicas, when he attended First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith with his parents as a child.
The Benton Police Department is asking for the publicâ€™s help in locating a missing person. Police say the missing woman, Sarah Mondragon, was last known to be living at the Interstate 30 travel park in Benton.
Sarah is a 31-year-old white female, with brown eyes and blond hair.
She is about 5â€™10â€ť tall and 160 pounds.
She has a tattoo of a flower on her chest and a blue butterfly on her left ankle.
The city of Benton has announced it will launch a new website today. The site is expected to go-live later this afternoon, sometime after 2 p.m. The site includes extensive information, contact listings and other items such as maps and city ordinances.
The address of the new site has changed from the city's prior site. The new location is www.bentonar.org.
A federal judge said Wednesday that a challenge to Arkansas' new law banning most abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy can proceed, rejecting the state's attempt to get the lawsuit dismissed.
U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright ruled that the lawsuit, which was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of two Little Rock abortion providers, made a strong enough case to warrant allowing it to go forward.
Free games, prizes and food will be available at Lyle Park for spectators at the finish line of the fifth annual Saline River Canoe Race on Saturday.
There's still time to register for the race, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. that day, but race organizer Michael Sacomani recommends those who want to sign up do so in the next couple of days.
Those interested in participating may register at www.salineriver.canoe.com or by calling 501-749-2266.
Proceeds will benefit Second Chance Youth Ranch, a ministry of Family Church of Bryant that gives a home to abused, neglected or at-risk youth.
A Teddy Bear Sleepover for children of all ages is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal to the library and enjoy a special storytime filled with stories, songs, games and prizes.
Among the activities will be a puppet show, teddy bear "bounce house" and a teddy bear dance party.