October 14th, 2014
Edna Ruth Burks, 89, passed away Oct. 11, 2014, in Benton.
She was born Nov. 2, 1924, to the late William and Minnie (Spence) Bramlett in Russellville. She was a homemaker and co-owner of the 6411 Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Dalton Burks Sr.; and two sons, Richard Tyra and Bill Conway.
She is survived by two sons, James Dalton Burks Jr. of Benton and Carl Tyra of Troy, Mont.; two grandchildren, Tracie Conway and Michael Tyra; one niece, Suzanne Burks Gray; and other relatives and friends.
Eating out in a restaurant is something families have enjoyed for decades in the local area.
Benton's historical accounts include references to many eating establishments that once operated in the city. Among these were the Corner Cupboard Cafe and the Lone Star restaurant, shown in the accompanying photos.
Â A look back at some of these eateries will be the focus of a PowerPoint presentation Thursday night at a meeting of the Saline County History and Heritage Society.
Steve Perdue, who oversees the local history department of the library, will conduct the presentation.
Benton School Board selected new leaders during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.
Paul Viner was elected president unanimously, replacing Brad Bohannan, who served at his final board session on Sept. 15.
More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.