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March 6th, 2012

Vernelle B. Ramsey

March 6, 2012

Vernelle B. Ramsey, 89, of Benton, died Sunday, March 4.  She was born Feb. 15, 1923, to Warren Ralph and Eunice McGraw Bishop in Caledonia, Ark. Mrs. Ramsey earned a master’s degree in education and was also a teacher at Bryant and Bauxite schools for 34 years. Before retiring, she became the first counselor at Bauxite. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, the Arkansas Society of Mayflower Descendants, A.E.A, N.E.A., Saline County Retired Teachers Association and a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church. 
Mrs. Ramsey was preceded in death by her parents and husband, G. Tom Ramsey.

ARMY FIELD BAND FREE CONCERT TICKET UPDATE

March 6, 2012

The United States Army Field Band will present a free concert March 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bishop Park on Boone Road in Bryant. A ticket is required for admission but may be picked up at two locations:

- Saline Courier office at 321 N. Market in Benton
- Bishop Park on Boone Road in Bryant

Online tickets may be obtained by visiting the following Internet sites:

- http://armyfieldband.ticketleap.com/bryant/
- www.armyfieldband.com/tickets

The concert is sponsored by The Saline Courier and The Center at Bishop Park in Bryant.

Benton board makes facility changes

March 6, 2012

Some major changes are on the forefront for the Benton School District and Downtown Benton.
In a special meeting Monday night, the Benton School Board voted to approve completion of the district sports complex for $5,254,235, with the project to be financed by second-lien bonds and the balance in the district's existing Qualified School Construction Bonds.

 

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