September 9th, 2014
Harriett Elnora Hand, 80, of Benton, passed away September 5, 2014. She was born September 11, 1933 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Warren and Ruby Reeser Schofield.
Harriett moved to Arkansas in 1966. She was a bookkeeper for ACI-Coors for fourteen years and worked for Fredâ€™s for fourteen years. Harriett was a â€śbig-timeâ€ť yard saler. She loved anything Betty Boop and her doll collection.
Harriett was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Warren K. Schofield; and companion, Owen Swaims.
LITTLE ROCK â€” State researchers say that it would cost Arkansas taxpayers between about $2 million and up to nearly $7 million to increase the minimum starting teacher salary in public schools.
The Bureau of Legislative Research released the report at a state legislative committee Monday, offering several options to raise the current salary for new educators.
The minimum starting salary for teachers with a bachelor's degree and no teaching experience is about $29,200.
A Saline County Quorum Court committee touched on a fiery topic Monday night â€” one that has been brought before the justices of the peace several times in the past year â€”Â but ultimately backed away from the issue without taking any action.
The Finance and Personnel Committee discussed a proposed ordinance that could have regulated what was determined to be the unsafe discharge of a firearm in a congested area of an unincorporated part of the county.