October 24th, 2014
Leslie Odell Witham, 64 of Benton, passed away October 23, 2014.Â He was born December 24, 1949 in Little Rock to the late Leonard Witham, Sr. and Delores Wilson Witham.
He is survived by sons, Jonathan Witham and wife, Rachel of Benton, Jason Witham of Bryant, daughter, Christina Reeves of Dallas and step daughter, Amber Wood and husband, James of Mabelvale, beloved companion of many years, Rebecca Shamhart of Benton, brothers, Leonard Witham, Jr. of Benton, Stoney Witham of Benton, sisters, Barbara Ausbrooks of Hensley, Janet Blankenship of Conway and six grandchildren.
Mary Ellen Roberts, 47, of Alexander, passed away on Oct. 21, 2014. She was born on Sept. 16, 1967 in Oakland, Calif. to the late Lloyd Lee Kellems and Rosalie (Smith) Kellems.
Saline County Judge Lanny Fite is leaving office in January to serve in the Arkansas Legislature and voters will select between two candidates for his successor.
Current Haskell Mayor Jeff Arey, a Republican, is facing Libertarian candidate Shawn Hipskind in the effort to fill the soon-to-be vacated post.
The Saline Courier sent a set of questions to the email addresses listed in each candidate's information filed with the Saline County Clerk's Office. Arey responded to the questions and Hipskind did not.
The Q&A can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.