February 25th, 2014
Leavon Dallas Bowers, 19, of Benton passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.Â He was born July 8, 1994 in Benton.
He was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Benton.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Fay DeSpain, and his paternal grandparents, Marvin and Camilla Bowers.
Saline County was placed under a burn ban Tuesday morning.
The Daytona 500 is a spectacle like none other in the racing world. With turns too steep to walk up and a crowd of a hundred thousand-plus donning legends on its shirts and hats, the February event ranks near the top of all championships in sports entertainment.
But the events that played out on Sunday may never be done again. With gentlemen and gentlewoman starting their engines just after noon on Sunday, the race quickly came to a halt â€” a 6-hour, 22-minute halt. With rain pouring down and showing no signs of letting up, drivers and fans took shelter until day turned to night.