Florrie Deen Wakenight Lyle saw a century of change in her full life. She was a retired Benton teacher. She in her 101st year when she died Tuesday, March 4, at Saline Memorial Hospital. Lynda Hollenbeck has a tribute to Mrs. Lyle in the March 5 edition of The Saline…Continue
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James E. "Jim" Niemczyk, Age 76, Of Hot Springs Village, AR passed away February 26, 2014. He was born May 17, 1937 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Lawrence and Mary Niemczyk. Jim grew up in the Rice Street area of St. Paul, attending St. Agnes High School and St. Thomas College. He worked in the transportation…Continue
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Mary Janette White Thornberry, age 62, of Malvern, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014. She was born February 7, 1951 in Benton, Arkansas. Mrs. Thornberry was a member of Glen Rose Assembly of God and worked for Avaya. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Lee and Nannie Maude…Continue
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Through most of my early years my maternal grandmother lived two states away. Grandma Athey communicated regularly with us by mail all the way from New Mexico to our P.O. Box in 1940’s Wilton, Arkansas. I always enjoyed her long newsy letters. Each one was fat with folded sheets of paper and each sheet was penned edge to edge with a rainbow of colored ink. It was through her written word that I knew my Grandma Athey. Those memories of an earlier time returned with new brilliance when a…Continue
I seldom read my political emails. Politics is not my bag. But the subject of the email got me, "A MESSAGE FROM BILL CLINTON". What could Bill Clinton want to tell me?
The first white man to “stake a claim” in what is now Saline County was William Lockhart. In the spring of 1815, he and his family settled four miles southwest of Benton at the road between Little Rock and Hot Springs where it intersected with the Saline River. By 1819 there was a community of about ten families.
Pioneers continued to be attracted to the gentle rolling land, which was well adapted to agriculture, and by 1835 the population had…
Live in Saline County? Driven through Saline County on I-30?
Then you've seen the little (but growing) Satterfield Motor Company on the south side of the interstate just before exit 123 (Reynolds Rd.).
Do you get tired of car dealerships treating you bad ......or going out of business just when you start to develop a relationship? Sick of being told "No"? Do I ask too many…Continue
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Who is your favorite garage door opener repair people?
My grandson left this morning and closed the garage door. It sounded as if a tool box had been spilled on the garage floor. I checked and could see nothing with the tiny bit of light the cold 60W fluorescent gave off. Later, I thought. Later (after mid afternoon) the door opened about 3" when I pushed the button. Oh, yes, I remembered what I had heard earlier.
I was going to pick up my granddaughter from elementary school.…Continue
I am so glad our Saline County police take all crime seriously. Many of our air conditioner units were vandalized for the copper at my church in Mabelvale which lies just inside Pulaski County. The police there didn't seem too interested in finding the culprits. Thanks for finding the copper thieves that were tearing up AT&T lines.
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I thought I would like to travel after retiring. I was wrong. I hate being away from home overnight for more than one day. Even that one night is hell in a bed other than my own. I have found that Arkansas day trips are the way to go. What do the other states have to offer that Arkansas doesn't? Well they might have a lot of things, but have you seen everything that your own state has to offer? How many of you know that there is a museum in Sheridan??! It is a large museum,…Continue
Esse Purse Museum & Store
I'm a huge fan of eating at locally owned spots. I know when I do my money stays in the community. Same with shopping local, farmers markets (where they grow their own), etc.
I went to Desi Den last night. It's an Indian restaurant (India Indian, not American Indian) that opened up where the Greek restaurant, Mongolian grill, Greek restaurant used to be. The food was great, and he said on Friday and weekends they have a buffet. I plan on trying that. Took my sons and we…Continue
Local business struggling to survive slowest winter in 16 years. A small fundraiser has been set up to help in two ways by selling t-shirts. Sales of the shirts will provide funds to go directly to keeping the crew from leaving the company to seek out other employment, thereby keeping the business open.
The shirts themselves are designed to be "company shirts" so that anyone wearing them will be advertising for the company. Also, if anyone doesn't want a shirt but still wants to…Continue
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I forgot a very nice lady when we were talking about bakeries last week or so. I have a dear friend, Darcy Howard who bakes once a week in her little outdoor brick oven. She makes all sorts of breads, savory and sweet. If you are interested in getting on her email list every week, email her firstname.lastname@example.org Some of you might know her and her goods from the Farmer's Market in Bryant known as the Little Brick Oven.
A court hearing for former City of Alexander Police Officer Nancy Cummings has been set for 9 AM tomorrow (August 30) in a Saline County Court. She was charged with manslaughter in January by Saline County Prosecuting Attorney Ken Casady. A jury trial has been set for October 3 and 4.
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