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October 27th, 2014

Martha Lee Veasman

October 27, 2014

Martha Lee (Robinson) Veasman, 81, of Benton passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at her home. She was born Jan. 12, 1933 in Auburn, Mo. to the late Roy R. and Elvessa Ellis Robinson. Mrs. Veasman was a teacher and homemaker. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Benton and sang in the choir. She was also a Daughter of American Revolution.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Joseph Christian Veasman, also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann Veasman Clemmer (Jamie) of Benton; two sons, Mark Veasman of Geismar, La.

Hands-on work provides life skills to special needs students

October 27, 2014

Two hours before The Sifted Flour bakery is scheduled to open on a recent Thursday, two Benton High School students make their way through the doors and clock in on an electronic tablet. They have work to do.

Mason Langley, a senior, and Brooklyn Fiedler, a junior, are part of a community-based instruction class that focuses on life skills for special needs students.

As the day begins, the two wash their hands and grab aprons. According to the chores chart, Mason is supposed to help make bread and Brooklyn is supposed to take care of stickers.

Daily Dispatch, Oct. 26, 2014

October 27, 2014

Benton Police Department
•A report of a breaking and entering of a vehicle parked on Hermitage Drive was reported. Reported as missing from the vehicle are one .45 caliber handgun and magazine without ammunition; one brown leather wallet/day planner; one personal debit card; one business debit card; one credit card; a driver's license and $1,500 cash.

Alderman proposes change to city attorney position

October 27, 2014

At the close of an Oct. 22 Finance and Personnel Committee meeting, Bryant Alderman Brenda Miller asked for the voting rules to be suspended in order to add an item to the agenda.

Miller wanted an opportunity to speak about the city attorney position and how it is structured.

She said she has questions about the position. "The reason I brought this up at the Finance and Personnel meeting is because I felt like discussion needs to be before the election." she said.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

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