April 12th, 2013
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.
Ida Nix, 98, of Haskell, went to be with the Lord and Savior on April 11, 2013.Â She passed away at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.Â Ida was a housewife and attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, AugustÂ â€śGusâ€ť and Allie Gustafison; her husband, John E. Nix; a son, J.C. Henshaw; and a half-brother, Burt McDaniels.
She is survivors by her son, Jimmy Henshaw of Haskel;l and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Charles â€śLeonâ€ť Morehead, 82, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was born March 1, 1931 in Sheridan, to the late Charles Earl Morehead and Doris Kelly Morehead.
He was a caring provider who loved golf, sports and fishing. He was retired from Entergy with 40 years of service and the Arkansas Army National Guard with 20 years of service. He was a member of Southwest Lions Club and a faithful member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church for 43 years, where he served as a greeter and nursery worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Del Head, of Sheridan was born July 1, 1970, in Downy, Calif. He is the son of Curtis Roger Head and Donna Kay Elder Marshall. He was a sheetrock worker, calling himself the â€śsheetrock man." He loved to fish, make people laugh, spend time with his family, and watch Cops. Del died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff at the age of 42.
He was preceded in death by his cousins, Greg Elder and Perry Samuelson.
William Doyle Atchison, 97, of Owensboro, Ky.., died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care in Owensboro.Â He was born Oct. 15, 1915, in Arkansas to the late Thomas and Lola Atchison.Â He retired after 25 years of employment with Thompson Homes and was a member of Richland Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Ulmer Atchison; a brother, Lester Atchison; sisters, Vida Westbrook, Ethel Mitchell, Maurine Mills and Bessie Lee Burnett, all of Benton; and a son-in-law, Larry Trogden.
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.
PINE BLUFF â€“ It didnâ€™t look like it would be a blowout early in the game, but the Benton Panthers defeated the Pine Bluff Zebras 14-1 in six innings in 7A/6A South conference action on Tuesday at Taylor Field in Pine Bluff. The win places the Panthers 6-0 in the South and 12-2 overall.
Jennie Burrow, 31, of Benton passed away Monday, April 8, 2013.Â Jennie was the daughter of Don and Darlene Burrow and the late Eva Coleman.Â Jennie was born on July 21, 1981, in Benton.Â When Jennie was quite young, she was a girl scout and loved scouting. Jennie attended Bryant High School and later graduated from the Eastern College of Vocational Health.Â She aspired to be a nurse, but in 2007 she decided to join the U.S.