April 5th, 2013
Recent rainfall has left Saline River water levels higher â€” and faster â€” than the annual average, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey. The level usually sits at about 5 feet at the end of March and beginning of April, and today the water level is at 7.61 feet. Last weekend, it topped out at almost 11 feet. Although Saline County is seeing a reprieve from the rain today and through the weekend, more storms are predicted for next week.
Wayne W. Shelnut, 84, of Benton died Tuesday, April 2, 2013.Â He was born Sept, 12, 1928, in Benton.Â Wayne was retired from the U.S. Air Force and he was a Baptist.Â
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Shelnut; his a parents, Elbert and Bertha Shelnut; two brothers, James Shelnut and Connie Shelnut; a sister, Sherry Austin; and a grandson, Cody Dobbins.
Gerald E. Scott, 89, of Benton passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013.Â He was born March 13, 1924, in Dillon, Kan.Â Mr. Scott was a World War II Navy veteran, a self-employed heavy equipment operator and a member of Zion Lutheran Church.Â
Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Flossie Scott; four brothers; three sisters and one grandson.
Theodore Paul 'Ted' Helmich
Theodore Paul "Ted" Helmich, 74, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at his home in Benton. He was born March 27, 1938, in Benton to Edward and Edna (Hill) Helmich of Benton.
Ted graduated from Bryant High School and attended Arkansas Tech University.Â After two years in the U.S. Army as a mechanic, he graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas with a degree in mechanical engineering.Â Ted retired from Alcoa after 28 years of service.
The Legislative Breakfast is Friday at 7 a.m. in the cafeteria at Saline Memorial Hospital.
The community will be given a chance to weigh in as legislators recap the last two weeks at the Capitol.
PEARCY â€“ In nasty weather at Lake Hamilton High School, the Benton Panthers soccer team came away with a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Wolves in 7A/6A South conference play on Tuesday night.
â€śWe played very hard in adverse conditions,â€ť Benton Coach Bobby Winn said. â€śWeather was rainy and in the 30â€™s.â€ť
The Panthers (5-1-1, 4-1 South) Â gave up three goals in the first half, but stuck to the game plan in the second half to come back.
TEXARKANA â€“ The Bryant Hornets were the recipients of 13 walks and five errors in an 11-1 win over the Texarkana Razorbacks in 7A/6A South conference play on Tuesday in Texarkana. With the 13 walks, the Hornets banged out 13 hits as well.
â€śThey helped us out,â€ť Bryant Coach Kirk Bock said of Texarkana. â€śThey walked 13 of us and they booted five balls. They helped us out a lot.â€ť
Every player in the Hornetsâ€™ lineup had at least one hit, with four players getting two hits.
Frank Walter Seaton Sr., 84, of Alexander passed away Monday, April 1, 2013.Â He was born Dec. 4, 1928, in Hartford, Conn.
Mr. Seaton was a U.S. Army Veteran and worked for the Arkansas Department of Human Development Services. He was a member of the Bryant Senior Adult Center in Bryant, the Knights of Columbus and of the Catholic faith.Â
Mr. Seaton was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Bella Marie Seaton and four brothers, Walter, Eddie, Emil and John Seaton.
Morris C. Green, 98, of Benton passed away March 31, 2013.Â He was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Cleburne, Texas, to the late Elbert and Lou Morris Green.Â
Morris was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Ruth Green; a son, Bill Green; and a daughter, Fran Leavelles.
Paul Eugene Felty, age 77, of Paron passed away Monday, April 1, 2013.Â He was born July 23, 1935 in the Butterfield Community of Hot Springs County.Â Mr. Felty graduated from Malvern High School in 1954, where he played football for the Leopards and was co-captain of the team his senior year.
He was a Mason and a retired school bus driver for Paron School District and North American Rockwell in Anaheim, Calif.Â
Mr. Felty was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Colvia Bryant Felty; and a nephew, Lane Felty.