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Volume 136 Number 143 1 Sections 12 Pages 50¢ Home of Rich McDuffee and Curtis Rasburry
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Saline
‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign under way
By Jennifer Joyner
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Local law enforcement agencies are joining a nationwide crackdown on seat belt use, known as the “Click It or Ticket” campaign. The campaign officially started on Monday and will continue through Sunday, June 2. During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts. Officers are emphasizing that tickets will be given
both at day and at night. “We will be out in force to remind drivers and occupants to always wear their seat belts,” said Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department. “If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket ― not a warning. No excuses and no exceptions,” Russell said. The national campaign coincides with a local effort CLICK IT, page 12
Awards, fun part of local event
By Lynda Hollenbeck
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Annie Hicks, 10, prepares to serve customers at her lemonade stand on East Sevier Street. in Benton. For a dollar, each customer received a cup of pink lemonade and a chocolate chip cookie.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Lows in the lower 60s. FRIDAY: Sunny with highs in the upper 70s. FRIDAY NIGHT: Lows in the mid 50s. SATURDAY: Sunny with highs in the lower 80s. SATURDAY NIGHT: Lows in the lower 60s. SUNDAY: Chance of rain with highs in the lower 80s.
Hospitals traditionally are places where people go to heal, but they can be much more. Saline Memorial Hospital demonstrated this recently with its participation in National Hospital Week, an observance that took place from May 12 to May 18. In keeping with its overall mission to foster health and give hope to patients and their families, organizers of the observance took a celebratory approach to the event that was based on the theme “A Guiding Light for Changing Times.” Rebecca Jones, director of marketing and community relations, said the annual event united SMH with health care facilities across the country.  “National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of our people,” said Bob Trautman, chief executive officer of SMH. “We’re extremely proud of each member of our staff, and we recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our communities.” Jones pointed out that the nation’s largest health care event, National Hospital Week, dates back to 1921 when it was suggested by a magazine editor who hoped a communitywide celebration would alleviate public fears about hospitals. The celebration, launched in Chicago, succeeded in promoting trust and goodwill among members of the public and eventually spread to facilities across the country. SMH staff had the opportunity to participate in a full week of activities including a hospitalwide picnic that included karaoke performances, lunch and a photo booth; “Sundaes on Sunday” for night and weekend shift; a recognition breakfast and other events.
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Police take part in Special Olympics Torch Run
By Jennifer Joyner
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Local authorities participated Wednesday in the Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness for Special Olympics. Officers with the Benton Police Department, Bryant Police Department, and Saline County Sheriff’s Office ran with Special Olympics athletes during the event. Back Yard Burgers donated a $100 check to the Arkansas Special Olympics and fed the officers from the Benton Police Department and Saline County Sheriff’s Office. Bryant police participated in a separate leg of the run later in the day. The Benton Police Department has been participating in the nationwide event for at least the past 11 years, said Lt. Kevin Russell,
public information officer for the Benton Police Department. Special Olympics is an organization the Benton Police Department, for one, holds “very dear to our hearts,” Russell said. “The Special Olympics gives hundreds of athletes across Arkansas an opportunity to have access to get out and experience something that the rest of us get to all the time,” Russell said. Contributing to the cause is “very fulfilling,” he added. “These athletes always have a smile on their faces.” Saline County law enforcement agencies host several fundraisers throughout the year for Special Olympics, including the Polar Plunge and Tip-A-Cop, which will take place in the coming weeks.
Andrew Lewis leads a pack of Benton Police officers and Special Olympics athletes along South Street. The Benton and Bryant Police Departments teamed up with the Special Olympics for two promotional torch runs on Wednesday afternoon.
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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he hopes to name a replacement in the next several days for the state treasurer, who resigned over accusations she took cash bribes from a bond broker. Beebe said he already has spoken with some candidates about filling the unexpired term of Treasurer Martha Shoffner, who resigned on Tuesday. Shoffner, a Democrat, stepped down amid federal charges that she accepted at least $36,000 in cash in exchange for steering state business to a bond broker. “We’re going to act quickly, within the next several days, but we’re going to be deliberate about the process to the point that even though we’re acting expeditiously it’s not going to be hastily,” Beebe told reporters at the state Capitol. The governor would not say whom he’s considering for the post. “There are several that would meet the criteria that I’m looking for, and that’s a good manager, honest, relatively apolitical, understanding of money and some of the duties,” Beebe said. Whoever Beebe names will serve the remainder of Shoffner’s term, which ends in January 2015, but is
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barred from running for the post next year. Shoffner, a former state representative, was re-elected in 2010. Shoffner was under pressure from both Democrats and Republicans to step down after the FBI arrested her Saturday in a sting operation. She spent the weekend in Pulaski County Jail and made her initial court appearance Monday. She didn’t enter a plea, but her attorney has said she’ll plead not guilty at the appropriate time. An FBI affidavit filed in federal court alleges that a broker — unidentified in court documents — would roll up cash in $6,000 increments and have it delivered to Shoffner’s office every six months. At least two of the payments were delivered in a pie box with a pie. The broker “recognized his/her bond business with the state grew because of the payments,” the affidavit said. Shoffner, 68, was released on her own recognizance but ordered to surrender her passport. A federal grand jury will decide whether to indict her. She’s charged with attempt and conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right under the Hobbs Act, a federal law used to prosecute public officials accused of taking bribes. The charges carry maximum penalties of 20 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine. A next court date was not set.
Michael White and wife Brenda stand on the top of their basement ceiling surveying the area around where their home stood in the the Royal Oaks community before the March 1 tornado. White said that the foundation was cracked and would have to be torn down.
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SATURDAY, MAY 25 THEOs, a support group for widows and widowers, will meet for lunch, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25 at Western Sizzlin. NEW HOME APPLICATION MEETING: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 25 at the Fountain Lake Clubhouse, 3011 Congo Road, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Saline County. MONDAY, MAY 27 MEMORIAL DAY CLOSING: Monday, May 27 Both branches of the Saline County Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. They will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. Call 778-4766 for more information. TUESDAY, MAY 28 CREATIVE OUTLET: 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 at Boswell Library. Teens are invited to participate in a make-andtake craft. Call 847-2166 for more information. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB: 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 at Herzfeld Library. Ages 18 and over are invited to join a monthly book club. This month’s selection is “The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway.” Call 778-4766 for more information. THURSDAY, MAY 30 “FASHION FOR FUNDS” EVENT FOR SAFE HAVEN: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at The Center at Bishop Park in Bryant. The Leadership Saline County, Fashion for Funds Fashion Show & Silent Auction, The event will begin with shopping, light desserts and appetizers. Heather Brown from Alice 107.7 will Emcee the Fashion Show which will begin at 7
p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. To purchase tickets or make a donation please contact Lauren Lisowe at Lauren.Benson@xerox. com or 404.964.3236 Saline County Safe Haven promotes and provides services that address the physical, social, and emotional needs of victims of domestic violence within this community. CREATIVE WRITING: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at Boswell Library. Jennifer Watson will teach creative writing for ages 16 and older. No registration is required. Call 8472166 for more information. SATURDAY, JUNE 1 TRASKWOOD SCHOOL REUNION: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Western Sizzlin’ Steak House in Benton.  The doors open at 11:00 a.m. and we have a room reserved for our meeting. Each person can order their choice from the menu for lunch. Everyone who attended school at Traskwood is invited. For more information call Morris King at 501776-3960. WHITFIELD FAMILY REUNION: 10 a.m., Saturday, June 1 at Tyndall Park, Pavilion 2. Descendants of Elisha and Mary Whitfield will hold their annual reunion. Potluck served at noon. LORANCE RIDING CLUB HORSE SHOW: 2 p.m., Saturday, June 1 in East End. Pleasure Events ( first half ), Speed Events (second half ), Open to all riders, Negative Coggins Required. Concession on site. Free to spectators, $3 event fee/per event, $4 trailer fee and $1 participation fee. Email or go to www.midstatehorse. com for more info and show bills. SALINE COUNTY LIBRARY CAREER DAY: 9:15 a.m.
Saturday, June 1 at both Saline County Library locations. The Saline County Library has partnered with local career/education centers to offer a career day. Three sessions will comprise the day’s agenda and attendees may attend one, two or all three. No registration is required. Each session will offer tips about various aspects of job searching, resume writing, interviewing and more taught by representatives of the Saline County Adult Education Center, Goodwill Career Center and UALR-Benton. Call 778-4766 for more information. SUNDAY, JUNE 2 NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVOR’S DAY, PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING: 2 p.m., Sunday, June 2 at the Saline County Courthouse gazebo. Hands of Hope cancer support group is having a prayer of thanksgiving on National Cancer Survivor’s Day. This is open to the public, all who have dealt with cancer in their lives are encouraged to attend.  For information contact Linda Hankins, 501939-9823, email lhankins@ SATURDAY, JUNE 8 Buddy Carter Rib Cook Off Show & Shine: 8 a.m., Saturday, June 8 at the Saline County Moose Lodge in Benton. For Entry fees and information Check out on Facebook or call Carol Hardin 501-860-4177 MONDAY, JUNE 10 LITTLE HORNETS CAMP: 9 a.m. Monday, June 10 in the High School Gym. The three day camp is for students entering grades 3-7 and the cost is $75 per camper.  All campers will receive a T-shirt. For information and registration form. Contact Mike Abrahamson
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Jacquelyn ‘Jackie’ Hosaka
Jacquelyn “Jackie” Hosaka pased from this life to be with God on May 21, 2013. She was born Feb. 6, 1933. Jackie was a Baptist and will be missed by many friends, relatives and loving church family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hosaka; her parents, Jack and WIllie Jones; her brothers. Jesse and Johnny Jones; and her grandson, Tommy Lee White. She is survived by her sons, William Trantalis and Chris Trantalis and wife Kelly; and her daughters, Patricia White and Karen Nalley and husband Jeff, all of Benton. She also leaves behind five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Social Hill Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 35 in Benton. Arkansas Funeral Care and Crematory was in charge of cremation arrangements.
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Man arrested for DWI, blows more than 3 times Arkansas legal limit
Travis Mitchell, 42, of Benton was arrested for DWI on May 14. About 9 p.m. Benton police officers responded to reckless driving calls on Military Road. After reportedly failing a field sobriety test, Mitchell was arrested and charged with DWI. A breath test showed Mitchell’s blood-alcohol level to be 0.28 percent, according to a police report of the incident. Officers Anya Hogan and Hanley Taylor investigated the incident.
Barbecue grill reported stolen from Benton home
On May 15, Frank Witham reported the theft of a barbecue grill. During a phone call to Benton police, Witham said he thinks the incident happened the previous night. Witham told police it was a brand new Weber grill and that it was sitting on his front porch on Hillside Drive. Witham told police he purchased the grill at Walmart two days before for $200. There was no suspect information at the time of the call, according to a police report of the incident. Officer Bobby Shell investigated.
Lucy Faye Ray
Lucy Faye Ray, 77, of Little Rock passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Benton with her family at her side.  The daughter of Jessie and Annie Bell McCuin Millsaps, she was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Nogo.  She was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church in Little.   Lucy enjoyed working in her yard and traveling.   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil Ray; two brothers; and three sisters. She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Rhodes and husband David of Benton; two sons, David Ray and wife Rene of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Mike Ray and wife Trudy of Benton; five grandchildren, Cora Whittemore and husband Mike of Alexander, Jessica Ray of Searcy, Whitney Ray of Bryant, Brandy McAlister and husband Barrett of Benton, Chad Rhodes and wife Melissa of Benton; three great-grandchildren, Jackson McAlister, Grayson McAlister and Jolee Rhodes; three brothers, Leon Millsaps and wife Lorranine of Clinton, Wayne Millsaps and wife Sharon of Hector, and Clifford Millsaps of Hector.              Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Humphrey Funeral Service, 2801 West Main St. in Russellville, with Don Gillam officiating.  Burial will be at Nogo Cemetery in Nogo.  Visitation is set from noon to 1 p.m., on Friday at the funeral home.  On-line guest book:
Saline County man reports rifle stolen from home
On May 15,  Benton resident Marvin Ison reported the theft of a Stevens .22 cal. bolt-action rifle from his home on Hazel Street. The gun has a bent front copper sight, according to a report of the incident. Ison told police he thinks the theft occurred on May 10 or 11, but he did not notice the weapon missing until May 14. Ison told police the value of the firearm is $1,000.  Benton Police Officer Josh Pennington investigated.
Two men arrested for marijuana possession
On May 15, about 9 p.m., Benton Police Officer Larry Applegarth performed a traffic stop on Conway Road. Officer Applegarth noted a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to a police report of the incident. During a search of the vehicle, a small plastic bag of marijuana and a large glass pipe known as a bong reportedly was found. The driver, 18-year-old Brandon Berry of Little Rock, was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and was cited for no proof of insurance. A passenger, 18-year-old Michael Seth McCauley of Benton, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
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Elder Theodore 'Ted' French
Elder Theodore “Ted” French went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.  He was born Dec. 24, 1918, in Houston, Ark., to Hugh and Edith French. He served his country in both the Army and the Navy, receiving an honorable discharge a year before World War II ended. Mr. French was employed with Allied Van Lines and United Van Lines for a combined total of 30 years, after which he chose to become an independent salesman with Snap-On Tools from 1969 to 1987.  After many miles and French many friends later, Ted decided to retire to his farm in 1987, where he enjoyed the remainder of his days. He loved music, appreciated hard work, and adored his wife Billie to whom he referred to as “my angel.”  His stories will be missed by all that had the pleasure to get to hear them. God truly blessed us all by letting us borrow Elder Theodore French for 94 wonderful years.  May he rest in peace “up on the hill” at Old Union Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; two sons, E. T.  “Teddy” French Jr. and Addison Hugh French; and one granddaughter, Melody French. He is survived by his amazing wife of 57 years, Billie Jane French; two daughters, Nettie Dunn and husband Duke of Little Rock and Rita Hall and husband Herbert of Paron; three sons, George French and wife Brenda of  Sherwood, Tom French and wife Lynda of Oklahoma, and Dave French of Benton; 13 grandchildren, 14 greatgrandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home with the eulogy to be given by Quinn Best. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be WLB Club Members, Landon French, Dylan Scroggins, Garrett Beaty, Trey West, Caleb Davis, and Hunter Johnson. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the funeral home. Online guestbook: Family comments: “Love is stronger than death.”
NEW YORK — Walmart Stores Inc. named Dan Bartlett, most recently president and CEO of the U.S. arm of global business advisory firm Hill & Knowlton Strategies, as its new executive vice president of corporate affairs. Bartlett has also served as a senior counselor to President George W. Bush. The 41-year-old succeeds Leslie Dach, who played an influential role in reinventing the image of the world’s largest retailer in the face of mounting attacks by labor groups and other critics during his seven-year tenure. The company said in March that Dach, a former Democratic strategist, was leaving in June. Bartlett will report to Mike Duke, Walmart’s president and CEO, and will serve as a member of the Bentonville, Ark., company’s executive council. “Corporate affairs play a strong role in helping us meet our business objectives at Walmart,” said Duke in a statement. “The team also helps us step up to the broader role we can play in meeting some of the biggest social challenges in the world today — issues like fighting hunger, job creation, sustainability, women’s economic empowerment and the availability of healthier food.” Bartlett joins Walmart at a time when it is grappling with allegations of bribery in its Mexico operations that surfaced a year ago as well as
its treatment of its workers. Walmart is also facing pressure to increase its oversight of factory conditions abroad following a building collapse last month in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,110 workers there. The tragedy, the deadliest incident in the history of the garment industry, came just months after a fire in another garment factory in Bangladesh in November killed 112 workers.
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“Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ... .”
Thursday, May 23, 2013
— From the First Amendment to Constitution
find it interesting that the Benton Advertising and Promotion Commission voted to apply for an alcohol permit, being that Saline County is a “dry” county. I guess the 4 votes by the commission override and are more important than the majority of Saline County voters that voted for the county to be dry. I did not know the new event center was going to be a private club.
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Today in history
Today is the 143rd day of 2013 and the 65th day of spring. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1846, Mexican President Mariano Paredes issued a manifesto unofficially declaring war on the United States. In 1934, outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were fatally shot by police officers in Black Lake, La. In 1949, the Federal Republic of Germany was established. In 1960, a tsunami killed 61 people in Hilo, Hawaii. TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Carolus Linnaeus (17071778), botanist; Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), writer/ feminist; Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939), actor; Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952), children’s author; Artie Shaw (1910-2004), bandleader; Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002), singer; John Newcombe (1944), tennis player; Drew Carey (1958- ), comedian/TV personality; Jewel (1974- ), singer. TODAY’S FACT: The Hawaiian tsunami on this day in 1960 was triggered by a massive 8.5-magnitude earthquake off the Chilean coast that had killed thousands the day before. TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1895, the Louisville Colonels forfeited a home game to the Brooklyn Bridegrooms in the third inning because they ran out of baseballs. TODAY’S QUOTE: “Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.” -- Margaret Fuller TODAY’S NUMBER: 14 million -- copies of Margaret Wise Brown’s “Goodnight Moon” sold worldwide since it was first published in 1947. TODAY’S MOON: Between first quarter moon (May 17) and full moon (May 24).
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fter reading ghastly headlines about recently convicted Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, such as “Gosnell Jury Hears About Baby Surviving Abortion in Toilet” (Steven Ertelt,, May 9), there was this sudden message: “White House: No Comment on Gosnell ‘Beheading’ Babies in Abortions” (Steven Ertelt,, April 15). Why was Barack Obama silent about this “house of horrors”? Maybe because, as I’ve previously reported, he didn’t want it known that as a state senator in Illinois, he had persistently opposed a bill, the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, which would have provided medical care for babies who survive botched abortions. Nat He had voted Hentoff “No” on the bill in March 2001 and “Present” later that same month. Explaining Obama’s vote, WorldNetDaily reports, “in the Illinois senate, voting ‘Present’ is the equivalent of voting ‘No,’ because a bill must have a majority counting only ‘Yes’ votes to pass” (“Gosnell Conviction a Setback for Obama,” May 13). Jill Stanek, an Illinois nurse and pro-life advocate whom I had previously interviewed, testified in 2003 before the Illinois Senate Health and Human Services Committee on the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act. She told of a colleague who “accidentally threw a live aborted baby in the garbage who had been left on the counter of the Soiled Utility Room wrapped in a disposable towel. “When the associate realized what she had done, she started going through the trash to find the baby, and the baby fell out of the towel and on to the floor.” As president, Obama has steadfastly supported late-term abortions. But he doesn’t need to worry about the public being reminded of his rejection of the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act. That’s because of the unyielding media attention that’s been concentrated on his Justice Department’s invasions of the Associated Press’ First Amendment freedoms, as well as the Internal Revenue Service’s questioning of citizens’ political groups, focusing, for example, on those with “patriot” and “tea party” in their names. The IRS was also curious to know if any of these groups had publicly opposed specific policies, like Obamacare. Of what country does Obama think he’s president? As for Dr. Kermit Gosnell, his case is done. In the May 15 Wall Street Journal, Peter Loftus reports that he has been sentenced “to spend the rest of his life in prison for the murders of babies who were born alive at his Philadelphia abortion clinic, avoiding a potential death penalty in a deal with city prosecutors.” But the horrifying details of his case have startlingly educated many Americans, including this one, about the extent of other “houses of horror” throughout this nation. The Washington Times’ Jeanneane Maxon writes: “Gosnell’s clinic is not the only ‘house of horrors’ in our nation. In recent years, 15 states have investigated substandard conditions and providers” (“Why Big Abortion shares Gosnell’s guilt,” May 15).
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For one of many examples, Helen Pow reveals in the Daily Mail that “Houston doctor Douglas Karpen is accused by four former employees of delivering live fetuses during thirdtrimester abortions and killing them by either snipping their spinal cord (the Gosnell method), stabbing a surgical instrument into their heads or ‘twisting their heads off their necks with his own bare hands’” (“Second ‘house of horrors’ abortion clinic where doctor ‘twisted heads off fetus’ necks with his bare hands’ is investigated in Texas,” May 16). Pow, citing anti-abortion group Life Dynamics’ video interview with one of the doctor’s former employees, writes that in these latter murders, the fetus coming completely out “was still alive because it was still moving and you could see the stomach breathing.” The Texas Department of State Health Services is investigating. As for Gosnell’s “house of horrors,” we now know that his “abortion center was inspected only after a federal drug raid in 2010. It was the first time the facility had been inspected in 17 years because state officials ignored complaints and failed to visit Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society for years” (“Kermit Gosnell Jury Hung on Two Counts, Doesn’t Say Which Ones,” Steven Ertelt,, May 13). While some states didn’t need Gosnell to be awakened to the need for strenuous oversight of abortions, what about the many others that do? As WorldNetDaily senior correspondent and author Jerome Corsi insists: “After the Gosnell conviction, no state health official can rest comfortably that abortion doctors are acting responsibly, unless the state has a history of rigorous health standards applied by abortion clinics operating in the state.” This includes, he adds, making sure restrictions on late-term abortions are actually being followed. Because I am among the many pro-life and pro-choice Americans mourning those babies who were assassinated by Dr. Kermit Gosnell, I will end with this: Notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart “was awarded the 2009 William K. Rashbaum, M.D., Abortion Provider Award by Physicians for Reproductive Health ... NARAL Pro-Choice America (which no longer stands for National Abortion Rights Action League, given that some people might think that name icky) gave him its Hero Award that same year” (“Kermit Gosnell Is Not an Outlier,” Shannen W. Coffin,, April 12). Coffin contiues: “There’s very little difference between what Carhart does on a regular basis and what Kermit Gosnell (stood) on trial for.” When is NARAL Pro-Choice America going to demand the return of that Hero Award? I’m a pro-lifer who agrees with Jerome Corsi: “Now that murder charges have been found to apply to abortion practices in Pennsylvania, no state should assume a health department trying to be politically correct can be assumed in the future to be free of criminal liabilities.” Including murder. Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights. He is a member of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the Cato Institute, where he is a senior fellow.
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ne of the earliest memories as a student at East Side Elementary School in Benton (now named for my principal, Angie Grant) was being told how we could protect ourselves in case of an atomic bomb blast. The old “duck and cover” jingle still resounds in my head as well as remembering how we were expected to hunker under our desks and get into a little ball. Later, we learned in the event of a tornado bearing down on our school we should rush to the hallway and assume the same position, but “hold onto the wall” and we would all be safe. Looking at these related David activities with the eyes and Hughes intelligence of age, we now GET THE know the former was plain malarkey and the latter was POINT just kidding ourselves if a really bad storm hit, especially with today’s minimalist school construction techniques … less brick, more space. It’s 3 a.m. Tuesday morning as I sit down to write this week’s tome. God help me, I just couldn’t sleep after watching the horror show coming from Moore, Okla. I covered twisters of all types in my 40-odd years as a journalist and NEVER saw the level of destruction those poor folks are enduring. Perhaps the closest was when I was a freshman at Arkansas State University in 1968 and a tornado ripped through Jonesboro, killing a lot of folks and destroying major public facilities. My date and I were blown off the road the night before as I tried to get her home before it hit. The hand of God was on us and we were uninjured by the winds. But as day dawned the next morning, the grisly job of finding some of the dead in trees began. Those images are indelibly seared into my mind. But never in my life did I have to face as a reporter or photographer what those men and women do today. Many of them broke down on the air like Walter Cronkite did at the passing of JFK in Dallas when they described pulling third graders from that elementary school. Many described it as akin to covering a war zone. Perhaps the closest many can compare it to is 9/11 when hundreds died so suddenly on that awful day. One of the big differences today is when a national tragedy, such as Moore, strikes we all have a place to “vent” if we wish – on social media – and the “woulda, coulda, shoulda’s” are getting started with a vengence. Frankly, I think some of them make sense, but as a realist I wonder as the days move farther away from May 20, 2013 will our outrage and concern cool as other subjects grab that eternal news cycle? One of the first promoted ideas was make sure every school has a “safe room” for the faculty and students. Others felt requiring all school buildings to have a basement and that be used as a safe room. It could also double as a storage area if needed. Others suggest it might be less expensive to purchase either Fiberglass or metal underground enclosures. I recently watched a series on TV about so-called “Doomsday Preppers” who spend about $50,000 for such enclosures just for their relatively small families. Granted, they were intended for an extended stay, not just to wait out a storm. Personally, I favor repurposing existing stuff, but further research found my ideas might look good at the get-go, but not so good in the long run. My Uncle Don down in the southwestern corner of the state is a very handy man and several years ago he purchased an old railroad box car, dug one heck of a hole in the pasture next to the house, covered it with dirt and fixed it up really nice inside. Lots of room; why not stack a few of those together and voila! You have instant safety for the kids and recycle something that seems to be sitting around everywhere. The question is it structurally strong enough? What is the cost to rust-proof the thing? And, finally is it practical? I also researched using some of the millions of shipping containers clogging up our ports, but I found they were not engineered for the weight of the dirt which would be put on top of them. The corners carry all the weight because they are stacked on deck and it holds. There are all kinds of things which will NOT work without a hassle; why can’t a major corporation like Google or General Motors offer a tax-free prize of several million dollars to the first folks who could come up with a viable and relatively inexpensive plan to create safe havens in our schools for children and perhaps even the neighborhood? Ongoing construction on schools – especially in the Tornado Belt – should be suspended until safe rooms can be designed and built as part of the initial construction of school buildings. I also challenge architects to design inexpensive ways to incorporate safe rooms into any home that is built from this point on, as well as inexpensive above or below ground rooms that would be safe from any tornadic winds. Finally, I respectfully suggest that school board patrons demand their school boards don’t spend another dime on luxurious sports facilities of any kind until every school in their district can be a safe place in a storm. David Hughes is a former resident of Saline County. His column appears each Thursday in The Saline Courier.
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Johnsonville’s Big Taste Grill, the world’s largest grill, pulled into the Bryant Walmart parking lot Wednesday afternoon to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant. All money raised by the Big Taste Grill goes to charity, and current totals exceed $3 million. The 65-foot-long grill can cook 750 brats at a time.
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SMH also used the week to spotlight employees for their outstanding service and dedication, Jones said. She noted that employees and managers had the opportunity to nominate their peers for specific recognition awards. The following awards were presented: •Clinical Excellence: Nancy Ross – Surgery and Joann Smith - Generations. •Patient Advocate: Jennifer Garrett – Critical Care and Shelby Barker – Fifth Floor. •Support Services Excellence: Constella Bowman – Surgery; and Janet Parnell – Human Resources. •Support Services Leadership Award: Kacie Taylor – Pharmacy; and Mike Bush – Critical Care. “Several local businesses helped make this week special for our co-workers,” Jones said. She said Everett Buick GMC sponsored the picnic and First Security provided the “Teal Grill.” Students from local elementary schools throughout the county submitted drawings and letters about what SMH means to them. “These letters were posted throughout the hospital,” Jones said. Other local businesses supporting the celebration included Larry’s Pizza, Just Leave it to Liz, Rib Crib, Whole Hog Cafe, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Blush Boutique, which provided discounts to SMH employees throughout the week. “Hospital Week is meant to honor and recognize our staff for the amazing work they do every day,” Jones said. “We are proud to have so many talented and dedicated co-workers who genuinely care for people, our patients and each other. That makes for a great team.” To learn more about the services provided at SMH, visit
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Former Benton Panther Cliff Lee throws a pitch one year ago. Lee shut out the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday to record his 12th career shutout. Lee walked two and struck out five in his completegame shutout.
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ATHENS, Ga. – University of Arkansas senior Victoria Vela carded a 1-under 71 leading the fifth-ranked Razorbacks to a 293 in second-round action at the 2013 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship in Athens, Ga., Wednesday. As a team, the Razorbacks are tied for 13th overall after shooting a 293 in the second round. Play has been halted due to weather. Final results will be available later.
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MIAMI — Once Cliff Lee escaped an early jam, the rest seemed to come easily. Lee (Benton) pitched a three-hitter for his 12th career shutout and Delmon Young homered for the second straight game, sending the Philadelphia Phillies past the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night. Lee (5-2) struck out five, walked two and hit a batter in his first shutout since Sept. 5, 2011. “I know I got lucky early in the game with the bases loaded and nobody out, getting the double play there,” Lee said. “I felt like I got better as the game went on, too.” The Marlins failed to score despite that threat in the
second inning. Nick Green grounded into a third-tohome-to-first double play and Jeff Mathis popped up. “I was willing to sacrifice a run right there for two outs,” Lee said. “Luckily, he hit it to third base where we could get the guy at home and then throw to first, so that was huge.” Lee has allowed three or less runs in eight of his 10 starts. Miami’s only hits were Marcell Ozuna’s infield single leading off the second, Miguel Olivo’s lined single opening the sixth and Derek Dietrich’s infield single in the ninth. The Marlins were blanked for the ninth time this season. “We had that one opportuLEE, page 7
The 31st Annual Tournament of Champions begins on Friday, May 24 and will go to Sunday, May 26. This years TOC, which has been the largest tournament in Arkansas the past five years, is the largest its ever been with over 170 youth teams all to play in Saline County. The TOC is expected to raise over $50,000 for local charities and organizations.
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A Volleyball Camp will be held on May 30 and 31 at Benton Arena. The camp will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 2:30 p.m. The camp is for kids entering grades 3-9 in 2013. Cost is $60. Pick up forms at Sport Shop or administration office.
June 3rd-5th in the Bryant High School Gym. 8:30-11:30 Graders 3rd -8th ( next school year) Cost $20 per camper and each camper will receive a T-shirt.
The Lady Panther Basketball Camp will be on June 4-6 from 8 a.m. to noon. The camp is for girls in kindergarten to ninth grade. Cost is $50 and can be paid of the first day of camp. Each camper receives a T-shirt and certificate. Call Coach Jerry Chumley at 317-2570 for any additional information.
Former Panther baseball player Justin Vincent, center sitting, poses with family and coaches after signing to play baseball with the Arkansas Baptist Buffaloes on Monday at the Benton Panther Awards Banquet at Holland Chapel Baptist Church.
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BENTON – Former Benton Panther left-handed pitcher Justin Vincent signed to play baseball with the Arkansas Baptist Buffaloes at Holland Chapel Baptist Church on Monday. Vincent was a major part of the Panthers’ 22-5 season which resulted in a loss in the semifinals. “He had a great year,” Benton Coach Mark Balisterri said. “He only gave up five earned runs all year. Between him Carson (Holloway), and Coulton (Lee), they’ve done the bulk of the pitching since they were sophomores. He’s come a long way mentally and turned himself into one of the better pitchers in the state.” Vincent was 6-1 with an 0.73 earned-run average and struck out 55 batters in 47.2 innings pitched. Vincent also led off for the Panthers hitting .286 with one home run and 16 RBI, with a .398 on-base percentage. “He had some other schools looking at him too,” Balisterri said, “but he wanted to stay close to home. He had the opportunity to go to Louisiana Tech, but decided he’d rather stay here and go the junior college route. Arkansas Baptist is a team that’s getting better and better every year and I think he’s going to help them build their program.” Arkansas Baptist is in Region 2 of the National Junior College Athletic Association and Vincent will be going in as a pitcher. In his Panther career, Vincent is 12-2 with a 1.86 ERA, and 103 strikeouts in 101.2 innings pitched. “I’m very proud of him,” Balisterri said. “He deserves it, he works hard, and I’m glad he’s going to get some help with education and get to play the game he loves to play at the next level.”
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HOOVER, Ala. – The 15th-ranked Arkansas baseball team used a walk-off wild pitch in the 10th inning to defeat No. 21 Ole Miss, 2-1, on Wednesday morning in the Razorbacks’ first game of the 2013 Southeastern Conference Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. “It was a very well-played game,” Arkansas Head Coach Dave Van Horn said. “Both pitchers and bullpens did a tremendous job. We got out of some jams. We both hit some line drives. We had the unfortunate play that would have been a 2-run single and given us a 2-run lead going into the ninth and it hits a runner in the foot. It just figures that the game would end on a wild pitch, the most exciting play in baseball next to the sacrifice fly. From our
standpoint, we were glad to see it.” Arkansas improves to 36-19 on the season, while Ole Miss is 37-21 on the year. The Razorbacks will now play at 4:30 p.m.
against the winner of the game between secondseeded LSU and No. 7 seed Alabama After each team scored a run in the first inning, neither team was able to
break through with another run until the bottom of the 10th when the Razorbacks scored the game-winning run. With one out, Brian
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Razorback Dominic Ficociello talks to a coach after reaching first base in a game earlier in the yer. Arkansas defeated Ole Miss 2-1 in 10 innings on Wednesday to play LSU today at 4:30 in the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala.
FAYETTEVILLE - Arkansas men’s track coach Chris Bucknam and Arkansas women’s track coach Lance Harter both love having so many Razorbacks in Austin, Texas, today even as they loathe that any must be there. Both coaches oppose this three-day NCAA Outdoor Preliminary meet as a season-prolonging, athletefatiguing, unnecessary first step into the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships that still has prelims and still is a four-day meet (June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore. ) as it was before regionals were voted in and the NCAA Outdoor qualifying was based on a descending order list of season’s
best performances as it still is to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships. However that’s not the way it’s done. Forty eight competitors in each event of the West and East Prelim meets get pared to 12 to bring a total 24 in each event to Eugene. So for Bucknam’s Razorbacks, the NCAA Indoor champions and SEC Indoor and Outdoor champions, to have 25 athletes and two relays for the men’s meet in Austin, and Harter’s Razorbacks, the SEC Indoor champions and fourth at the NCAA Indoor and third at the SEC Outdoor, with 21 athletes and a relay for the women’s meet in Austin is a good thing. “I feel good,” Bucknam said. “I think we are ready to go.”
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“The score was a little better but we still haven’t fired yet as a team,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “Victoria’s round was just amazing today. She birdied 16 and 17 to get to 1-under and just shows you her senior smarts, her leader-
ship and her willingness to put everything into each golf shot. Emily (Tubert) also finished well today and I think we have some good things to build on.” The Razorbacks played the final three holes 1-under and had five birdies in that stretch. Vela, a Mansfield, Texas, native, opened on the first tee and was one of three Razorbacks to bogey the opening hole. She “Anytime I can do anything to help the team win, I try to take it serious.” Young hit a solo home run off Kevin Slowey (1-5) in the fourth. It was Young’s third homer, including a drive off Miami’s Jose Fernandez on Tuesday night. “I feel like I’m ready in time and I’m able to recognize the pitch early,” Young
regrouped and shot par the next nine holes turning 1-over through 10. Vela moved to 2-over with her second bogey of the day on the 11th hole, but again settled in with back-to-back pars on the 12th and 13th holes. The senior then stepped up with three birdies in the final five holes moving to 1-under. She counted a three on the par-4 14th hole and was in in two shots on said. Slowey exited before the sixth inning with a strained left lat muscle. The Marlins said he was day to day. Slowey allowed six hits and struck out six. Philadelphia scored twice off Wade LeBlanc with two outs in the sixth to go ahead 3-0. Young reached on a two-
the par-3 16th. She counted four on the par-5 17th hole and saved a nice par putt on the final hole of the day. Vela opened tournament play with a first round 74 and is in the clubhouse with a 145. Freshman Regina Plasencia also played well finishing with a 1-over 73. Plasencia bogeyed her third hole. It was the only blemish on an otherwise perfect scorecard for the out infield hit and scored on Domonic Brown’s triple. Freddy Galvis singled home Brown. In the fifth, Chris Coghlan walked but was thrown out at second as he tried to advance when Green flied out to deep right. Young threw to shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who applied the tag as Coghlan slid in headfirst.
Guadalajara, Mexico, native. Plasencia opened with a 77 in the first round and has a two-day 150. Junior Emily Tubert rallied from a slow start yesterday and also carded a 1-over 73 in the second round. Tubert turned in three overall and moved to plus-4 with a bogey on 11, but she closed strong with
birdies on the 12th, 14th and 18th holes. Tubert has rounds of 75-73 for a 148. Junior Emma Lavy, a Fayetteville, Ark., native, checked in with a 6-over 78 in the second round. Lavy led the team in the first round with a 73 and is in the clubhouse with a 151 after the second round.
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Anderson hit a ground-rule double to centerfield putting a runner on second base. Dominic Ficociello then blooped a single into right field, moving Anderson to third. Tyler Spoon was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out. After Jacob Mahan struck out for the second out of the inning, the first pitch to Eric Fisher was in the dirt and got past Ole Miss catcher Stuart Turner, allowing Anderson to score from third on the wild pitch with the game-winning run. The Arkansas offense pounded out 11 hits in the victory, led by Matt Vinson, who went 3 for 5 with a run scored. Brian Anderson, Dominic Ficociello and Joe Serrano each had two hits, while Tyler Spoon was 1 for
4 with an RBI. Austin Anderson had two hits to lead Ole Miss’ 6-hit attack. Stuart Turner was 1 for 3 with a RBI, while Will Jamison, Tanner Mathis and Andrew Mistone each had a hit. Arkansas reliever Jalen Beeks (6-1) earned the victory after striking out two and giving up just one hit. Ole Miss reliever Aaron Greenwood (3-5) pitched well out of the bullpen, but took the loss. Greenwood gave up a run on five hits and struck out four in 3.1 innings. Neither starter factored into the decision. Arkansas starter Barrett Astin tied a career-high with eight innings and gave up a run on five hits with four strikeouts. Sam Smith worked six innings for Ole Miss and allowed a run on six hits with four strikeouts. Ole Miss jumped out to an early lead with a run in 4 x 100 relay; and NCAA Indoor champions Braddy, Cross, Niit and Gauntlett in the 4 x 400 relay. In the field events, Bucknam’s men have Irwin, pole vault; Tarik Batchelor, Raymond Higgs and Lawson, long jump; Batchelor and Anthony May, triple jump; May, Brede Ellingsen, Noah Kittlelson and Dwayne Golbeck, high jump; and Jeff Woods, javelin. Harter’s Austin entrants include Ivanique Kemp and Makeba Alcide, 100meter hurdles; Regina George and Chishuan Williams, 400-meter dash; Sparkle McKnight and Gwen Flowers, 400-meter hurdles plus those four teaming on the 4 x 400 relay with George anchoring; Martine Borge, 800 meters; Stephanie Brown, Keri Wood and Paige Johnston, 1,500 meters; Grace Heymsfield, 3,000meter steeplechase; Diane Robison, Semehar Tesfaye and Kaitlin Flattamann, 5,000 meters with Tesfaye
the top of the first. Mathis began the inning with an infield single and then advanced to third after back-to-back ground outs. Turner came through with a two-out RBI single to right, scoring Mathis. Arkansas answered with a run in the bottom of the first. With one out, Vinson singled into left and advanced to second after a ground out by Anderson. Ficociello was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second, bringing Spoon to the plate. Spoon went the opposite way, singling into right to score Vinson from second and tying the game at 1-apiece. The Razorbacks had a great chance to break the 1-1 tie in the bottom of the eighth, loading the bases with one out. Spoon roped a liner, but right at the Ole Miss second baseman for the second out of the inning. Eric Fisher then doubling in the 10,000 with field events including Alcide and Kirsten Hesseltine, high jump; Tamara Myers, triple jump; and Danielle Nowell, pole vault. In the men’s decathlon, Razorbacks Kevin Lazas and Nathanael Franks advance directly to Eugene as does Makeba Alcide in the women’s heptathlon.
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Harter said, “We’re excited about the size of the team we have. It’s now a matter of trying to keep everybody in a qualifying position to advance to Eugene.” Bucknam’s men, scheduled to fly Tuesday to Austin but their plans detoured by the built-up weather delays from Monday’s horrific weather throughout much of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas, rode the bus Tuesday leaving a cool, rainy day heading into the Austin 90s-plus heat. “It’s going to be track hell,” Bucknam said. “Track hell in terms of the heat and length of the meet.” But Bucknam and Harter insist their teams will be fine in the meet they dislike. “I think however disgruntled a lot of the coaches like us are, we don’t express that to our guys,” Bucknam said. “They just know we have to get it done.” At last year’s Men’s Prelim West meet, Andrew Irwin, the Arkansas pole vaulter from Mount Ida now a two-time champion of the NCAA Indoor and SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor meets, didn’t adjust to the interminable 48-man competition that disrupts warmups and concludes without a winner but merely 12 clearing the last bar. “He understands what happened last year,” Bucknam said. “He is not one of those guys who is going to make the same mistake twice. I think he has learned from that and I think as a team we have learned from that. You have to have the same kind of attitude you did to win the SEC.” Bucknam’s entrants in Austin include Akheem Gauntlett, Marek Niit, Neil Braddy and Anton Kokorin, 400-meter dash; Caleb Cross, 400-meter hurdles; Leoman Momoh, Ryan Thomas, Anthony Lieghio, and Tomas Squella, 800-meters; Stanley Kebenei and David Flynn, 3,000meter steeplechase; Kemoy Campbell, 5,000 meters; Solomon Haile, 10,000 meters; Cross, Jarrion Lawson, Gauntlett and Niit,
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EARLY CHILDHOOD Special Education Teacher The Dawson Education Service Cooperative, Early Childhood, Special Education program is accepting resumes for the position of Early Childhood Special Education Teacher for the Saline County area. MSE in Early Childhood Special Education required. The application process is open until filled. Interested applicants should send a resume to Sandra Francis, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator, 711 Clinton Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 or fax to 870-246-3130. Dawson Education Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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CAREGivers Cleo’s Furniture
company with over 25 years in the business is looking to fill a sales position in our Benton location.
4 lines – 2 days – $15.64* 4 lines – 3 days – $18.48* Extra lines available Cost includes ad and yard sale packet including signs.
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1 BR, 1 B A a p a rtm e n t $ 3 0 0 m o . w /d e p o s it, 6 AIRLINES ARE HIR- m o . le a s e r e q u ir e d . ING Train for hands C a ll 7 7 8 -3 3 2 4 . on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA 2 BR Apts, kit. appl., approved program. W&D conn., $500 & Financial aid if quali- up. Handicap access. fied. Housing avail- 317-5190 / 317-5192 able CALL Aviation Institute of Mainte- 2BR 1 B A K it c h e n nance1-800-335-9129 a p p l. & W /D c o n n e c t. $450m o + $225dep ATTEND COLLEGE C a ll 3 1 5 - 9 3 3 7 b e Online from Home. tw e e n 9 a -8 p , N o P e ts *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality Job placement assistance Computer and Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. HEAVY EQUIPMENT Call 1-800-509-5085 Operator Career! 3 Week Hands On Training School. BullChild Care dozers, Backhoes, Excavators. National IN-HOME DAYCARE Certifications. Lifetime Spotless - Non-smoking Job Placement AssisDrop-ins Welcome! tance. VA Benefits 778-2920 Eligible! 1-866-362-6497.
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Pet Calendar
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Health and Life Insurance, Retirement, Vacations, No Sundays, Excellent Pay, Advancement Available Must apply in person Monday thru Friday 10:00 am to 6:00pm
The top 12 vote-getters will be featured in the 2014 Newspapers In Education Pet Calendar
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1. All entries must be alive at the time of voting 8. Pet owners agree to allow their pets to be 2. Pets must reside in Saline County featured in the 2014 calendar without 3. Only one pet per entry compensation. 4. Accompaning photo must show only the pet 9. The Saline Courier reserves the right to refuse being entered into the contest. any entry into the contest for reasons it deems 5. Entry period is May 13 thru June 10, 2013 inappropriate. 6. Voting period begins June 11 thru Aug. 2, 10. All proceeds benefit the Newspapers in 2013 Education program of The Saline Courier 7. Votes cost 25¢ each. There is no limit to how many votes can be cast.
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NOTICE OF SALE OF $10,255,000 BRYANT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 25 OF SALINE COUNTY, ARKANSAS CONSTRUCTION BONDS Dated July 1, 2013 S e a le d b id s w ill b e re c e iv e d u n til 1 1 :0 0 o !c lo c k a .m ., lo c a l tim e o n June 6, 2013 fo r th e a b o v e B o n d s , w h ic h m a tu re s e ria lly o n F e b ru a ry 1 o f e a c h y e a r o f th e y e a rs o f 2 0 1 5 to 2 0 3 9 , in c lu s iv e . A ll b id s m u s t b e o n th e O ffic ia l B id F o rm o r s u b m itte d e le c tro n ic a lly , v ia P A R IT Y . C o p ie s o f th e P re lim in a ry O ffic ia l S ta te m e n t, O ffic ia l N o tic e o f S a le a n d O ffic ia l B id F o rm m a y b e o b ta in e d fro m th e u n d e rs ig n e d . S c o tt B e a rd s le y F irs t S e c u rity B e a rd s le y P u b lic F in a n c e F irs t S e c u rity C e n te r 5 2 1 P re s id e n t C lin to n A v e n u e , S u ite 8 0 0 L ittle R o c k , A rk a n s a s 7 2 2 0 1 T e le p h o n e (5 0 1 ) 9 7 8 -6 3 9 2
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NOTICE: NOTIFICATION OF DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS In accordance with Federal and State guidelines, personally identifiable data collected on special education students in the Harmony Grove Public Schools who graduated, moved, dropped, dismissed or found ineligible for special education or speech therapy during the school year 2007-2008 will be destroyed on May 30th, 2013. Parents of these children or the child himself, providing he/she has reached age 18, have the right to review and/or request copies of this data. These records will be available for review by request during office hours the month of May 2013, in the Special Education Office, 2621 Hwy 229, Benton, Ar. 72015.
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one of those so-so days. You come alive when someone drops a gauntlet. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Although you might be confronted with what most people would consider a challenging situation, you’ll see it as an opportunity. And you’ll be right. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You need to be concerned about the far-reaching effects of your actions, not just the immediate consequences. The future demands attention.
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Administration statistics from 2011, show that 52 percent of the more than 20,000 drivers and passengers who were killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide were not wearing seat belts at the time of the fatal accidents. High-visibility enforcement such as the “Click It or Ticket” campaign is credited with increasing the national belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed usage rate of 85 percent in 2010, according to the Benton Police Department. In 2009, seat belts reportedly saved almost 13,000 lives nationwide. The police department is encouraging drivers and passengers to “buckle up.” “You’ll save the cost of a ticket and you may even save a life,” Russell said.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
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called “Buckle Up and Help Save Benton,” which was launched earlier this month and for which the department received national grant money. Seat belts save lives, Russell added. National Highway Traffic Safety
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Darrell Peters tends the barbecue at Civitan Services’ annual Drive Through Barbecue. Peters barbecued the meat from Sunday through Thursday.
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Mark Ingram, far left, and Rob Ingram, far right, served as sponsors for the annual field day at Caldwell Elementary School. The two purchased around 50 balls and jump ropes for the event. Shown with the sponsors, from left, in the bottom row, are Caldwell students Sam Ingram and Austin Haynie; middle row, Sophie Ingram, Will Haynie, Jenna McGraw, Ava Word, Caleb Sollan and Lily Winters.
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