August 19th, 2014
Members of the Saline County Fair Association Board of Directors remind area residents of the upcoming 2014 Saline County Fair and Rodeo Parade and encourage participation in the event.
The parade will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Downtown Benton.
This yearâ€™s theme is â€œBlue Jeans and Country Dreams."
"If you are interested in participating as a school group, marching band, horse and rider, church group, civic group, classic car, old tractor or politician, you are encouraged to do so and help make this the best parade ever," said Mollie Wright, a member of the board.
Bauxite Superintendent Matt Donaghy has been served with a temporary order of protection by his wife for alleged domestic abuse.
The order was served Monday and will remain in effect until the matter is addressed in court. A hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8.
Judge Christopher Palmer of Pulaski County signed the order.
Matt Donaghy was married to Misty Donaghy on July 17, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev., and the two separated on July 15, 2014.
Matt Donaghy filed for divorce on July 30, 2014. At the time the divorce was filed, he also put a restraining order on Misty Donaghy.
This year Saline County residents have had to fight an unusually large population of armyworms (caterpillars).
Armyworms eat grass and can especially affect hay farmers.
Billy Grace, who works on a farm near the Saline and Grant countyline, said he has spent about $1,000 lately just on poison to kill armyworms.
His 30-acre farm with 88 rows only had 33 rows after the armyworms started eating, he said.
He has had to spray the farm twice.
"It's just part of (being a farmer)," he said.