August 20th, 2012
Glenn Edward Brashier, 80, of Bryant passed away Tuesday, August 14 at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House.Â He was born April 7, 1932 in Parma, MO to the late Wesley and Dolly Bunn Brashier.Â He was a Baptist, U. S. Army Veteran, and retired as a chemical engineer having travelled all over the world for Stauffer International of Los Angeles, CA.Â
Mr. Brashier was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Donald Jackie Vice, Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 10. Born October 19, 1932 in his grandmotherâ€™s bedroom in Saline County, the son of George and Jessie Vice. He was one of six siblings, Ruth, George, Georgia, Joy, and Carroll.
Shortly after graduating from Bauxite High School in 1951, he joined the Air Force. Don was stationed at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, WA. Don met and married, Beatrice Larsen on August 2, 1953. Their family grew to include Margit, Donald Jr, Jon and Jessie.
Larry Warren Lovell, 66, passed away on Aug.16.Â
Larry was born Oct. 14, 1945, in Little Rock. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shopping, and traveling.Â He served our country in both the Army and Air Force.Â He was also administrator and CEO of rehabilitation companies.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Georgene Jackson Lovell.
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.
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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.
The main focus for Bryant golf Coach Keith Dale last season was to make Bryant golf "bigger." After a pretty good season in 2011, Dale has both of his teams off to rocking starts thus far in 2012.
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.
A campaign letter circulated among Republican voters in Hot Springs Village last May created a controversy regarding the origin of the letter and the individual/individuals responsible its mailing.
The letter, appearing to be written on letterhead from the Myka Bono Sample campaign, contained statements regarding several political campaigns that were ongoing at the time.
Sample, who was challenging incumbent Dennis Milligan for the Saline County Circuit Clerk's position at the time, said she did not write the letter and it did not come from her campaign.