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August 11th, 2014

Beverly Jean Robertson Meyer

August 11, 2014

Beverly Jean Robertson Meyer, age 69, of Benton, Arkansas, passed away  Monday, August 4, 2014.  She was born January 9, 1945 in LaGrange, Illinois, a daughter of the late Jolly D. and Flora Louise McVay Robertson.  She was the widow of Henry James “Jim” Meyer, and retired from General Motors.
She is survived by two sons, Matt Battles of Marseilles, Illinois, and Teddy Battles of Lancaster, Ohio; sister, Phyllis (Horace) Prickett of Benton; three grandchildren.

Billie Lea Johnson Woosley

August 11, 2014

Billie Lea Johnson Woosley, age 95 of McKinney, Texas, formerly of Benton, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born on October 2, 1918 to Robert Lee and Lora Cole Johnson of Conway, she married Lester Woosley of Carlisle, Arkansas on October 3, 1943. They had 61 wonderful years together until his death in 2005.

August 9th

Clean Water Act opposed by Benton city officials

August 9, 2014

Benton officials have responded to recent regulations imposed under the Clean Water Act.

Officials referred to action taken April 21 when the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands in the United States.

According to information on an EPA website, "Determining Clean Water Act protection for streams and wetlands became confusing and complex following Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006."

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