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April 14th, 2013
The Saline County Library will present Raining Cats and Dogs this week at each of its locations. The event will feature animal-themed games, crafts and more. The event will take place Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Library in Bryant. The Bob Herzfeld Library in Benton will host the event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Humane Society of Saline County will be part of the event at the Benton branch, bringing animals who are up for adoption. For more information, call 501-778-4766
The Churches Joint Council on Human Needs pancake breakfast is set for 7 a.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church, 1647 Salem Road. Ticket prices are $6 for one person or $10 for two. Those interested may call 501-315-0599.
Proceeds will go to benefit CJCOHN to cover costs of installing flooring at the CJCOHN facility.
CJCOHN, which has its headquarters at 103 E. Elm St. in Benton, provides such items as clothing, food, medications, utility assistance and supplemental food delivery to senior citizens.
The Saline County Sheriff's Office is requesting help in located a wanted felon in the East End community.
Jacob Wooten, 29, is wanted for several crimes, including battery in the first degree and felon in possession of a firearm. He is "considered armed and dangerous," according to Lt. Scotty Courtney of the Saline County Sheriff's Office.
Wooten is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding his location may call the Criminal Investigation Division of the sheriff's office at 501-303-5608 or 501-303-5648 after hours.
The public will bring photos, clippings, documents, manuscripts and records dating from the 19th and 20th century to the Bryant Historical Society's "Show and Tell of Bryant" tonight.
The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Boswell Library in Bryant.
Jane Thompson, archival manager at the Arkansas History Commission, will explain how to preserve photos, documents or other historical memorabilia, Kuhn added.
A local church group will host Loads of Love from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Fun Wash on Edison Street in Benton. The group will bring hundreds of dollars in quarters and offer to pay to wash the laundry of anyone who is there. The group will also cook hotdogs for the patrons.
The fourth annual Peace, Love & 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run will be this Saturday. The Family Fun Run begins at 7 a.m. at the Benton High School Track, and the 5K run begins at 8 a.m. in front of the Civitan Center in Benton.
The fun run is $15 with a T-shirt and free without a shirt. The 5K run/walk is $25 with a T-shirt.
All race participants are invited to attend a free pasta dinner Friday 5-8 p.m. at the Civitan Center. This is also a chance to pick up your race packet early, said Leigha Jones, community development director for Civitan Services.
Newly updated information at the First Electric website shows outages in the Hwy. 5 area near Hot Springs Village have gone back up to 220 customers.
Information posted at the First Electric Cooperative website indicates that power has been restored to the outage area in Saline County on Hwy. 5 near Hot Springs Village.
A strong cold front is pushing into western Arkansas. Current temperatures include 50 in Hot Springs, 43 in Fort Smith. The current temperature in Benton is 77.
Forecasters expect the potential for storms and rain to continue through midnight.
First Electric Cooperative is reporting 379 power outages in Saline County near Hot Springs Village on Hwy. 5.