August 4th, 2014
Melinda Beth Hancock, 50, of Benton passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014.
She was born to the late James and Fran Glen Campbell on Aug. 21, 1963, in Kansas City, Mo.
Melinda graduated high school in 1981 from St. Teresaâ€™s Academy in Kansas City, Mo. She was a 1985 graduate of Southwest Missouri State University.
Melinda married Chuck Hancock on Aug. 23, 1986. She taught first grade at Malvern Elementary School where she loved her kids.
She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Benton, where her family took an active role.
NEW YORK â€” Batman creator Bob Kane's own copies of the Caped Crusader's earliest appearances are going up for auction.
ComicConnect is selling Kane's file copies of Detective Comics Nos. 27 through 45 and Batman Nos. 1 through 3. The auction house declined to put an estimate on their value, saying such items rarely come up for sale.
The comics come from the collection of Hollywood screenwriter Bob Underwood.
The sale also has a nearly mint copy of the first Incredible Hulk comic book. The 1962 issue is one of four copies known to exist. It could bring $300,000.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Separate work projects will require the closing of lanes of Interstates 630 and 30 in Little Rock.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says crews will be painting the steel on the Interstate 430 south to I-630 east bridge. The westbound outside lane of I-630 will be closed from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday from the I-430 southbound on-ramp to the I-430 northbound on-ramp.
The Benton Police Department is encouraging residents to participate in the annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
During the event, starting at 6 p.m., residents are encouraged to "lock their doors, turn on an outside light and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police," said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.
"Many neighborhoods throughout Benton will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from the police department, flashlight walks and youth activities," he said.