September 13th, 2014
Dr. Janice Gilbert, senior pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Beaumont, Texas, will be the guest preacher for this year's Williams Preaching Series at First United Methodist Church in Benton.
The series will take place Sunday and Monday, Sept. 14 and 15.
The preaching series was established by the late Ruth Williams, widow of the the late Curtis Williams, to honor her husband. Among his pastoral appointments was serving as associate pastor of First United Methodist Church of Benton.
Salem United Methodist Church is sponsoring an unusual event: The church is selling registered iris bulbs from the garden of a prominent local Master Gardener, Phyllis Kirtley.
Kirtley is known in the area for her expertise in raising the flowers.
The sale is set from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, under the Salem Campgrounds arbor on the Salem Church grounds.
According to church spokesman Dick Bondurant, varieties that will be available to purchase will include registered day lilies, angel trumpets, grounds cover and assorted perennials.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will hold a public involvement meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18, to present and discuss proposed design plans to widen Arkansas 5 from Alcoa Road to Arkansas 183 in Bryant.
Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs said this will be an "open house" event with no formal presentations scheduled. The public is invited to attend the meeting any time between 4 and 7 p.m. to view exhibits, ask questions and offer comments.
The meeting will be held at Grace Church in Bryant, 4200 Highway 5 North.
In hopes of raising the last bit of money for a new building in Bryant, Civitan Services will be hosting a murder mystery dinner.
"Murder at the Masquerade," which will serve as Civitan Services' largest fundraiser of the year, will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Benton Event Center.
During the event, the audience will be able to try to figure out with their table mates a mystery portrayed by a group of professional actors from Murder Mystery Company in Nashville.