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September 30th, 2014

Wagon-decorating contest set for 2014 Old-Fashioned Day

September 30, 2014

Youngsters are invited to gussy up their wagons, give them a western look and come on down to Old-Fashioned Day.

Angela Ross, coordinator of the 2014 Old-Fashioned Day, announced plans for a a wagon-decorating contest with western theme in conjunction with the Oct. 11 celebration that raises funds for the Benton Senior Wellness and Activity Center.

Ross said the contest will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held on the west side of the courthouse lawn, facing First United Methodist Church.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

2 of 3 suspects captured; police nab 2/3 of alleged bank robbery trio

September 30, 2014

Detectives with the Benton Police Department have arrested two suspects in conjunction with a June 16, 2014, robbery at Malvern National Bank in Benton and an additional suspect remains at large.

Rodney Hurdsman, 45, and Stephanie Hurdsman, 39, were taken into custody without incident on Monday in Shreveport, La. The pair currently are incarcerated and are awaiting extradition to Arkansas. They may face charges in other states, authorities said.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

Hugh 'Dennis' Gant, Jr.

September 30, 2014

Hugh “Dennis” Gant Jr., 71, of Benton passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
He was born Oct. 2, 1942, in Fort Smith to the late Hugh D. Gant Sr. and Frankie Smith Gant.
Dennis enjoyed water skiing in his early years. Another favorite hobby was working in his yard. Dennis loved driving his red 1976 T-top Corvette until it didn’t run as smoothly as he liked, and traded for a red Mustang convertible.
Dennis was a Razorback fan and held season tickets for 10 years. He is remembered for taking care of family and putting others first.

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