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August 22nd, 2012
A homecoming celebration is scheduled this Sunday, Aug. 26, at Bentonâ€™s First United Methodist Church.
Three former pastors be preaching for services that day.
The Rev. Don Nolley will preach at the 8 a.m. traditional worship service in the sanctuary; the Rev. John Dill will preach at the 9 a.m. contemporary service in the Christian Life Center; and Dr. Victor Green will preach at the 11 a.m. traditional worship service in the sanctuary.
Special music will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir at the traditional services and by the Praise Team at the contemporary service.
The Office of Saline County Judge Lanny Fite confirmed to The Saline Courier today that the county is no longer under a burn ban.
Sheila Doughty, firewire information officer for the Arkansas Forestry Commission, also said that across the state the wildfire danger has been reduced from the extreme level to high level.
"Due to scattered rain and elevated relative humidity values, the wildfire danger has been lowered to the high wildfire danger level," she said. "Open burning is still discouraged as during high wildfire danger fires can escape and containment can be difficult," she said.
Haskell Alderman Halbert E. "Hal" Baker is seeking re-election to the Ward 4, Position 2 seat he holds on the City Council.
An earlier announcement regarding political filings incorrectly indicated Baker was a candidate for another position on the council, but that is not correct.
Also, Juanita Wilson, is seeking the Ward 2, Position 2 seat on the Alexander City Council.
Wilson's name was not included in the most recent listing of candidates.
The Haskell and Alexander city council positions will be determined in the Nov. 6 general election.
Renee Chastain, a former recorder/treasurer for the city of Bauxite, has announced her candidacy for Position 2 on the Bauxite City Council.
Chastain told The Saline Courier that she is seeking the post because she has a vested interest in Bauxite.
Chastain is challenging incumbent Paula Matthews for the council seat.
"I'd like to see Bauxite grow," she said. "People are on the move and I'd like for Bauxite to be on the coattails on that ride.
Winners of the Saline County Fair Pageant Queen competition gather for a group photograph. From left are Jessica Penn, Miss Fair Queen; Tori Gardner, Petite Miss; November Bearden, Little Miss; Hattie Mahoney, Preteen Miss; Trevor Phillips, Young Mister; and Jessica Miller, Junior Miss. Winners will ride in the Saline County Fair Parade Tuesday to be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 in Downtown Benton.
Two Little Rock men were arrested by Benton officers on Friday for allegedly breaking into a vehicle.
Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department, said officers were conducting neighborhood checks when at 2:30 a.m. they noticed two men on Misty Drive in the Hidden Valley Subdivision acting suspicious.
Saline County is fortunate to have a sense of community that pays no attention to city limits or any other arbitrary boundary found on the map. It is this very same sense that doesn't require a natural disaster or catastrophe in order to find neighbor helping neighbor.
The Royal Players has set auditions for its next production, "Little Women," based on the well-known novel by Louisa May Alcott.
The auditions are scheduled at 7 p.m. on Aug. 26 and 27 at the Royal Theatre, 211 S. Market St. in Benton.
Actors should be prepared to note any scheduling conflicts as there will be a mock schedule available at the auditions. Actors will be asked to read from the script.
Production dates are Oct. 11-14 and 18-21.
Director is Lisa Goodrich. Additional information is available on the website, theroyalplayers.com.
The characters are:
In today's shaky economy, everybody's looking to save money.
Americans are investing less and often holding off on large purchases. Many people, however, do not realize how putting forth the time and effort to save small amounts of money here and there can add up to huge savings. Shannon Sims and Melanie Bucks have mastered this practice.
Benton Advertising and Promotion Commission has selected Fairfield Inn & Suites as the hotel chain to anchor the development of the events center being built in Hickory Square Shopping Center.
The chain, a Marriott brand, unanimously was approved by members of the commission.
Commission chairman Mark Fikes said three different hotel chains had expressed interest in locating in Benton and each had initiated the paperwork required by the commission for consideration in the project.