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April 12th, 2013

CJCOHN pancake breakfast set for Saturday

April 12, 2013

The Churches Joint Council on Human Needs pancake breakfast is set for 7 a.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church, 1647 Salem Road. Ticket prices are $6 for one person or $10 for two. Those interested may call 501-315-0599.
Proceeds will go to benefit CJCOHN to cover costs of installing flooring at the CJCOHN facility.
CJCOHN, which has its headquarters at 103 E. Elm St. in Benton, provides such items as clothing, food, medications, utility assistance and supplemental food delivery to senior citizens.

Authorites searching for armed felon

April 12, 2013

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is requesting help in located a wanted felon in the East End community.
Jacob Wooten, 29, is wanted for several crimes, including battery in the first degree and felon in possession of a firearm. He is "considered armed and dangerous," according to Lt. Scotty Courtney of the Saline County Sheriff's Office.
Wooten is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding his location may call the Criminal Investigation Division of the sheriff's office at 501-303-5608 or 501-303-5648 after hours.

April 11th

Bryant history 'Show and Tell' set for tonight

April 11, 2013

The public will bring photos, clippings, documents, manuscripts and records dating from the 19th and 20th century to the Bryant Historical Society's "Show and Tell of Bryant" tonight.
The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Boswell Library in Bryant.
Jane Thompson, archival manager at the Arkansas History Commission, will explain how to preserve photos, documents or other historical memorabilia, Kuhn added.

Local church group to pay for laundry at Fun Wash tonight

April 11, 2013

A local church group will host Loads of Love from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Fun Wash on Edison Street in Benton. The group will bring hundreds of dollars in quarters and offer to pay to wash the laundry of anyone who is there. The group will also cook hotdogs for the patrons.

Civitan Peace, Love & 5K set for Saturday

April 11, 2013

The fourth annual Peace, Love & 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run will be this Saturday. The Family Fun Run begins at 7 a.m. at the Benton High School Track, and the 5K run begins at 8 a.m. in front of the Civitan Center in Benton.
The fun run is $15 with a T-shirt and free without a shirt. The 5K run/walk is $25 with a T-shirt.
All race participants are invited to attend a free pasta dinner Friday 5-8 p.m. at the Civitan Center. This is also a chance to pick up your race packet early, said Leigha Jones, community development director for Civitan Services.

April 10th

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE

April 10, 2013

Newly updated information at the First Electric website shows outages in the Hwy. 5 area near Hot Springs Village have gone back up to 220 customers.

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE

April 10, 2013

Information posted at the First Electric Cooperative website indicates that power has been restored to the outage area in Saline County on Hwy. 5 near Hot Springs Village.

WEATHER UPDATE: Temperatures to fall significantly

April 10, 2013

A strong cold front is pushing into western Arkansas. Current temperatures include 50 in Hot Springs, 43 in Fort Smith. The current temperature in Benton is 77.
Forecasters expect the potential for storms and rain to continue through midnight.

UPDATE: First Electric Cooperative outages

April 10, 2013

First Electric Cooperative is reporting 379 power outages in Saline County near Hot Springs Village on Hwy. 5.

UPDATE: Thunderstorm warning cancelled, tornado watch continues

April 10, 2013

The National Weather Service has lifted a thunderstorm warning for Saline County. However, the county is also under a tornado watch until 9 p.m.
At 6 p.m, heavy rains were moving into the Benton area.

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