August 14th, 2014
Earl Leonard Wagner, 96, of Benton, formerly of Hope, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospice House.
Earl was born May 26, 1918, in Lafayette, Ind., to the late Edgar and Grace Wagner.
Earl was a Master Electrician, a Navy veteran of World War II, past president of Golden Kâ€™s in Hope and a past board member of the Hope HUD Board. He was also an active member of the Hempstead County Republican Party and a member of Hope First United Methodist Church.
Lena Wells Vaughn, 91, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Aug. 8, 2014. She was born in Alexander to Leslie and Wreathy McClain on Aug. 15, 1922.
Lena was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church in Benton. She loved to cook and prepared many wonderful meals for her family and friends.Â During the 1950s she was employed by the Benton School District as a cook at Benton High School and volunteered countless hours at Saline Memorial Hospital.
Economic development in Benton will be the focus of a breakfast event Thursday at the Benton Event Center.
Billed as "Breakfast with the Chamber," the meeting is sponsored by the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee.
The speaker for the morning will be John Doubleday of SHOP Companies of Dallas.
Recently, Doubleday was present at the groundbreaking of Hurricane Creek Village Shopping Center, one of the Retail Connectionâ€™s two major investments in Central Arkansas.
Doubleday was the primary leasing agent for the property.