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July 16th, 2012

Wanda Ouida Burks Parsons

July 16, 2012

Wanda Ouida Burks Parsons, 81, of Benton passed away July 15.  She was born July 24, 1930, in Benton to the late Tommy E. and Ruby Lea Crook Burks.  Wanda was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Euel Parsons; and a brother, Tommy Ray Burks.

James C. Evans

July 16, 2012

James C. Evans, 80, of Fort Smith passed away Saturday, July 14. 
He was born Aug. 22, 1931 in Gladeville, Tenn.  Mr. Evans served in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Essex, during the Korean War.  He was a retired insurance agent and a teacher and of the Methodist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Judge Turner S. Evans and Neva Jeanette Dobson Evans; and his brother, Noel Evans.

Donald Bruce Billingsley Sr.

July 16, 2012

Donald Bruce Billingsley Sr., 69, of Benton passed away Thursday, July 12.  He was born April 18, 1943, to Tom and Mary Billingsley. Donald was known to close friends and family as Butch.  He loved Nascar, Walt Disney World, traveling and spending time with his wife. He was an avid Razorback fan. He graduated from Bryant High School and worked as an industrial salesman.

John Morrison

July 16, 2012

John Morrison, 96, of Benton passed away Thursday, July 12, in Little Rock.  He was born Aug. 11, 1915, in Mountain View to the late Neal and Cora Johnson Morrison.
Mr. Morrison was a licensed minister and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Benton.  He had worked for Reynolds Metals in Bauxite from the 1950s to the 1970s.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Dean Morrison; two sisters; and six brothers.

David Melton Eubanks

July 16, 2012

David Melton Eubanks, 63, of Benton, passed away Thursday, July 12.
He was born Dec. 5, 1948, in Pine Bluff. David was retired. He was a Navy veteran and served on the USS Constellation during the Vietnam War, serving from 1967 to 1970.  He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and of the Baptist Faith. 
David was preceded in death by his father, Leon R. Eubanks; and four siblings, Momi Eubanks, John W. Huff, Leon R. Eubanks Jr. and Roger A. Eubanks.

Black Sox drop to Newport

July 16, 2012

BRYANT – After defeating Stuttgart 7-2 on Saturday in the second round of the AA American Legion State Tournament, the Bryant Black Sox fell 3-2 in a hard-fought game to Newport Dell Motors on Sunday at Bryant High School.

Newport starter Michael Reynolds gave up two unearned runs in his complete-game win as he held Bryant at bay. Reynolds finished giving up seven hits and a walk while striking out four and throwing 106 pitches.

July 14th

Active Shooter training for officers benefits all

July 14, 2012

The reality is that at any moment any person can hold any number of victims inside public facilities hostage, or worse, could even harm or kill any number of those victims.
One needs to remember that these situations haven't just taken place in California or Columbine High School in Colorado. Just several miles down the road from Saline County, two young boys shot several children on the grounds of the Westside Middle School in Jonesboro on March 24, 1998. Four children and one adult lost their lives on that day.

Tull child suffers from rare kidney condition; Fundraiser set to assist family with medical costs

July 14, 2012

An evening out is a pleasant experience for most people, but area residents have an opportunity to enjoy such an event while supporting a worthy cause.
The event is called "Dining for Dex" and is a benefit for Dexter McDade, the not-quite-one-month-old child of Jerred and Alexis McDade of Tull. The baby currently is hospitalized at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Friends of the family have planned a benefit pasta dinner to assist the family with the overwhelming costs of Dexter's medical bills.

CodeRed is now accessible to all Saline County residents

July 14, 2012

All Saline County residents can now be alerted about any type of emergency through a cell phone, home phone and/or email address, as county officials have entered a contract with CodeRed Emergency Notification System.

Boys and Girls Club employee arrested by Bryant police; committee members respond

July 14, 2012

Jonathan Ray Glenn was a familiar face inside the walls of the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant, but on Friday he was arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $17,000 from the organization.
The 38-year-old Glenn, who is the club's former operations and finance director, surrendered voluntarily to authorities. He faces a felony charge of theft of property.

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