The Daily Press http://bentoncourier.com http://bentoncourier.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Saline Courier | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-21T17:10:19-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11226Details released in Salem crash2014-10-21T17:10:19-04:002014-10-21T17:07:27-04:00The Saline CourierThe driver, Aaron Shaw, 27, of Benton was killed in the crash.Shaw, the driver of a 2012 Ford Mustang, was eastbound when the passenger side tires of his car veered off the roadway, according to a report from Deputy Samuel Griffin.In trying to get back onto the road, Shaw "over-steered and lost control of the vehicle," Griffin said.The vehicle then spun out of control and struck two trees before breaking in half and the rear section striking a third tree, the deputy reported. When officers arrived at the scene, the two sections of the car were located 168 feet apart, Griffin said. At the scene witnesses told The Saline Courier that Shaw was trying to downshift, which caused the wheels of his vehicle to lock. A woman who was driving toward Shaw at the time of the accident told officers that "she saw a white car coming at her at a high rate of speed," according to the report. Officers have not determined Shaw's vehicle's speed at the time of the accident, said Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesperson. Benton, ARSarah PerryDetails released in Salem crashNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11226Change0Usable2014-10-21T17:07:27-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11225Bauxite unable to hold council meeting due to lack of quorum2014-10-21T17:01:39-04:002014-10-21T17:01:39-04:00The Saline CourierAldermen Karen Brooks and Mona Struble reportedly were not present because of personal medical issues. As a result, not enough members were present for the council to meet.Benton, ARBobbye PykeBauxite unable to hold council meeting due to lack of quorumNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11225Change0Usable2014-10-21T17:01:39-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11224Therapists bring hope to patients with lymphedema2014-10-21T16:11:52-04:002014-10-21T16:11:52-04:00The Saline Courier"Sometimes the swelling reaches the point that the patient doesn't go out in public." says Dr. Marla Murphy of Exceptional Physical Therapy in Benton. Murphy is the only certified lymphedema therapist in Saline County. "They feel self-conscious about their appearance. It's something that sticks in their minds and effects their self-esteem. Many of our patients have had breast cancer surgery or a mastectomy and sometimes lymph nodes are removed or damaged."The lymph system is a network of lymph vessels, tissues and organs that carry lymph throughout the body. When lymph nodes are removed or become damaged, swelling of the patient's extremities can occur, often resulting in pain and discomfort.If left untreated the swelling can progress to the point of more than doubling the normal size of the affected limb."With our cancer surgery survivors, they often feel the swelling is simply something they have to live with." says Murphy. "They tell me that they've survived cancer so they shouldn't complain about swelling or don't deserve to feel better. We can help them."Treatment for chronic extremity lymphedema consists of four stages: manual lymph drainage, compression therapy, exercises and skin care. To alleviate the swelling, Murphy uses massage to physically move the fluid from the affected area to a nearby healthy section of the lymph system where it is transported and eventually eliminated from the body in the patient's urine."We start at the extreme end of the limb and push the fluid inward." says Murphy. "This can be a very intimate form of treatment. Sometimes we have to move the fluid from areas where the breast surgery or mastectomy occurred. We are aware of impact the surgeries have on women. The area is central to a woman's self-image. We are careful to be gentle and mindful of our patients' emotions. We understand what they are going through and do our best to be aware of their physical, mental and spiritual states."After the fluid has been moved to the appropriate location for elimination, the limb is wrapped in gauze and bandages. On an arm, the wrapping begins at the fingertips and works upward to the patient's shoulder. On a leg the wrapping begins at the lower section and progresses upward to the hip. The wrapping remains in place until the next therapy session. Treatment proceeds at a pace individualized for each patient. As the patient progresses in treatment, a compression glove may be used by the patient. The wrappings, bandages and gloves are used to help prevent the build up of fluid between treatments.Certification as a lymphedema therapist required Murphy to complete a 135-hour course with instruction specific to the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively treat patients with the condition.In addition to treatment for lymphedema, the clinic offers traditional physical therapy. Carrie Johnson is a partner in the clinic and physical therapist as well."Some of our patients have limited range-of-motion as a result of breast cancer surgery." says Johnson. "We treat a condition called axillary web syndrome, or cording, which is common with breast cancer surgeries." The name "cording" comes from the physical appearance of a structure similar to a string often found under the armpit following removal of a lymph node. Axillary webs look like cords and the symptoms are pain and tightness, and limitation of motion."We can apply therapy techniques to release the cords which have become stiff." says Johnson. "When the cord is finally stretched and the pain is relieved, our patients have reacted with every emotion from laughter to tears."Murphy and Johnson have adopted a business philosophy that puts the patient's well-being first. "Our main focus is to make sure we do everything we can to help our patients get better in the most caring way we know." says Murphy.Murphy graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 2009. In addition to being certified in lymphedema therapy, she is also certified in breast cancer rehabilitation. She has a strong background in neurological rehabilitation. Murphy is a 1990 graduate of Bauxite High School.Johnson attended California State University-Fresno and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in 1997. She received her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1999. Johnson specializes in outpatient orthopedics with incorporation of therapeutic Pilates for core stabilization. She also has continuing education in treating vestibular disorders for balance and dizziness.Judith Martinez is the Clinical Director. Jade Hudson is a physical therapy tech at the clinic.Benton, ARBrent DavisTherapists bring hope to patients with lymphedemaNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11224Change0Usable2014-10-21T16:11:52-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11217VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 20142014-10-21T13:34:43-04:002014-10-21T13:34:43-04:00The Saline CourierBenton, ARNo author availableVIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014No source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11217Change0Usable2014-10-21T13:34:43-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11214Benton police investigating death of infant2014-10-21T12:29:42-04:002014-10-21T12:29:42-04:00The Saline CourierOfficers responded to the incident on Fox Trail around 8 a.m. Monday morning. When they arrived at the home, they found the child unresponsive, who was pronounced dead after being transported to Saline Memorial Hospital, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson. "It's a standard death investigation we would do on anyone when the cause is unknown," Russell said. "The body is being sent to the state medical examiner, and we'll await their report." No charges have been filed, he said. "Additional information cannot be released at this time due to the seriousness of the case," he said. Benton, ARSarah PerryBenton police investigating death of infantNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11214Change0Usable2014-10-21T12:29:42-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11213Daily Dispatch, Oct. 20, 20142014-10-21T12:11:10-04:002014-10-21T12:11:10-04:00The Saline Courier•An employee at Malvern National Bank reported he received two $20 counterfeit bills. •Rochell Weaver, 35, of Benton received a citation at Walmart for shoplifting. •The owner of Warren Mobile Home Service and Sales reported several items were stolen. Saline County Sheriff's Office•A woman on East Lawson Road reported she was involved in a disturbance. •A woman on Henley Lane reported she was being harassed. Benton Fire DepartmentBenton firefighters responded to 13 rescue calls, 12 medical calls, a motor vehicle accident and a call to assist a person. Bryant Fire DepartmentBenton, ARSarah PerryDaily Dispatch, Oct. 20, 2014No source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11213Change0Usable2014-10-21T12:11:10-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11211Voters to elect new coroner following retirement of Bearden2014-10-21T11:31:52-04:002014-10-21T11:31:52-04:00The Saline CourierThe race includes two men familiar to residents of Saline County — Sam Ballard of Smith-Benton Family Funeral Home, who held the office a number of years ago, and Kevin Cleghorn, currently service as deputy coroner for the county.Why are you running for coroner? Ballard: "My goal for the office of Coroner is to upgrade and maintain standard qualifications and to bring back experience and education of mortuary sciences that I began with for the people of Saline County. My goal is also to maintain a logical budget for the Coroner’s office while broadening our number of deputy coroners and upgrading to appropriate vehicles from current coroner’s office’s pickup truck with camper shell."I will be a true fiscal conservative, and maintain administrative stewardship without any additional budget increases. The office of Coroner is a 24-hour-a day, seven days a week, nonstop position which requires good, qualified, dedicated people with education to back it up. I believe it doesn’t take more money in the budget; it takes better administration."Cleghorn: "I have dedicated the past 24 years to serving Saline County as a volunteer firefighter, EMT, and paramedic. I have served with compassion and a passion to provide the best care possible in any given circumstance. In 2007 I was honored to become a deputy coroner for Will Bearden (current Coroner). It was not until September of 2011 that I learned the true importance of having someone there to help transition into a new era of life with the loss of a loved one, someone to put the pieces of the puzzle together and explain why they were deceased."The day my father passed, Will Bearden was there to do just that. When the Chief Deputy Coroner position opened, I knew I wanted to be that person to aid these families in that time of transition. With Mr. Bearden retiring from office I want to continue serving this wonderful community as their next coroner and lead the great staff that serves alongside Will and me in currently providing the best service possible, a service that is highly respected among many across Arkansas."What qualifications, skills, or experience in your current job or work history are applicable to the position? How are they pertinent?Ballard: "In 1979 I became founder/owner of Ballard Funeral Home. My administrative qualities, experience working with families in Saline County, education and experience in mortuary science fields go hand in hand with the office of Coroner. Over 85 percent of the Coroner offices in Arkansas are held by owners, managers, and employees of funeral homes. I have 40 years of experience in funeral service; there are no better fields that complement each other like the office of Coroner and the field of Mortuary Science."I’m currently General Manager of Smith-Benton Funeral Home, and therefore deal with families on a regular basis who are navigating through the difficult situation of a death."Cleghorn: "I am a National Registered/ State Licensed Paramedic, Diplomat to American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (meaning nationally licensed forensic death investigator), Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigator sanctioned by Arkansas Children's Hospital, UAMS and the Arkansas Department of Health. These are very important qualifications when investigating the cause and manner of a death. "Each stage of these qualifications have enabled me to communicate efficiently with other agencies and the family that has just experienced a loss in various stages of grief and to investigate any type of death in a professional and thorough manner."What is your education level?Ballard: "I’m a 1971 Benton High School graduate, attended University of Central Arkansas in Conway. I’m a 1975 Honor Graduate of Dallas Mortuary College in Dallas, Texas. While at Dallas Mortuary College, I was a probationary instructor for embalming classes and assistant to the Anatomy Department for Cadaver Instruction. I’m a licensed Mortuary Practitioner (mortician) and funeral director."This license is earned by taking a prestigious National Board Examination, which is recognized by most states in the United States. I’m a multiline licensed insurance agent which has complimented my work in the funeral business."Cleghorn: "I am a 1988 graduate of Bryant High School; graduate of Saline Memorial EMS program in 1990 with National Registered EMT certification; graduate of Texarkana College with National Registered Paramedic certification (later became state licensure); 2012 attended St. Louis University School of Medicine Medicolegal Death Investigator Program; 2012 Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigator Course; 2013 licensed as the first Diplomat to American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators in Saline County."Have you earned certifications pertinent to the position of coroner? If so, what are they and how are they beneficial? Are the certifications current? When were they earned?Ballard: "I have attended numerous training sessions over the years, each which I have been certified through Arkansas State Crime Lab under supervision of the Medical Examiner, to draw toxicology from a deceased. I have also attended classes on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. I was also a certified Cornea Enucleator through State Crime Lab this has now been replaced by ARORA, which harvests all organs for donation. I have attended disaster management courses as well as served as chairman of Disaster Committee of the Red Cross in Saline County under the late President of the American Red Cross, Louise Rhodes. I was part of the committee, along with local police and fire departments that designed a disaster relief course. These certifications were active in the '80s and mid-'90s, and are available each year for renewal and continuing education."Cleghorn: "Yes, there are several certifications that were earned: 2008- Arkansas State Crime Lab Certification- currently active. 2012- Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigator Certification- currently active. 2013- Diplomat to American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators- currently active. 2014- Crime Scene First Responder for Uniformed Officer Certification- currently active."Each of these certifications enhances the office and the professionalism that comes with each investigation. There are no two death scenes the same. Each one is unique so therefore the investigator must be able to adjust and adapt to their findings in order to complete a thorough death investigation. That is learned through continuous educational programs and experience as a forensic death investigator."What accomplishments in your current job or work history do you feel are an indication to the residents of Saline County that you are qualified for the job?Ballard: "I created and established the first widow/widower support group, known as THEOS, which is active today. I’m an honor graduate of Dallas Mortuary College. I was President of the 1975 Mortuary Class and an officer of the honorary scholastic Fraternity, Zeta Theta. I was President for over 10 years of The Friends of the Arkansas Health Center, a nonprofit organization helping the needs of patients and families in the nursing facility. I was a member of the Kiwanis club, as well as on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and am currently a member of the Chambers of Benton and Bryant. I was called on annually by teachers in Benton and Bryant to explain and educate on the office of Coroner. I was a guest speaker and instructor in classes at Benton High School and Benton Middle School on the Art and History of embalming.In the early 1990s, I, along with Rev. Andrew Toopes, founded the Chaplaincy Program to provide clergymen for death notifications. This program is still thriving today and is an important part of sheriff and police departments. During my 15 years as Coroner, I met with many grieving families to counsel and explain the situation they were going through and how the process worked. I believe my knowledge of mortuary science and accomplishments in the community allow me to provide the residents of Saline County with the care and quality of service they deserve from their Coroner’s Office."Cleghorn: "When I took the full-time position as Chief Deputy Coroner I was able to update the computer system and establish a database to record all death reports for the office dating back to 1981. In April of 2014 I became the Director of the Saline County division of the Arkansas Infant and Child Death Review Board, which is a multi-agency task force charged by ACT 1818 of 2005 to review any deaths of children under the age of 18. This team is comprised of coroners, paramedics, detectives, prosecutors, State Police Crimes Against Children, DCFS, doctors and nurses. The Saline County team covers a six county region encompassing Saline, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Jefferson and Arkansas Counties with representatives from each county listed."Our first review was recently conducted on Oct. 7, 2014. As of February of 2014 I was honored to be asked to represent the Second Congressional District on the Arkansas Coroners’ Association Education Development Committee. This team coordinates and conducts training sessions around the state and is currently developing the first state-certified medicolegal death investigator course partnered with the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in Camden. The first class is scheduled to be held Nov. 17-21, 2014."What is your perception of the major role of the coroner? What would be your focus if elected?Ballard: "The major role of the Coroner is to respond to deaths initiated by calls from local hospital, law enforcement agencies, and at times, individuals calling for assistance from homes. The coroner’s role at this point is to respond as quickly as possible and assess what role we will have in assisting local law enforcement, hospice, doctors, families, and if necessary, the state crime lab, in the determination and proper certification of death. My focus is to bring valuable years of experience, knowledge of counseling families on procedural issues, and assure families that all agencies involved are doing their utmost best at all times, sometimes, under the worst circumstances. As Coroner, I am to be their comforting ally. My focus will be to maintain a standard of education appropriate for the office, and be fiscally responsible, and conservative, with our budget. Most importantly, I will make the needs of Saline County families my top priority."Cleghorn: "The Office of the Coroner is charged with the task of determining the cause and manner of death by Arkansas legislation. That is the primary goal of the office however there are many more tasks that are just as important. The families left behind after the loss of a loved one is looking many times for someone to answer questions as to why the death occurred. It is the job of this office to help answer those questions when possible. Each death is different and each requires the same degree of professionalism when investigating the death. That investigation on many occasions may mean working with a multitude of agencies from emergency services to law enforcement, physicians’ office, hospital staff, funeral homes or the Arkansas State Crime Lab. My focus will always to be professional, compassionate and thorough in every aspect of the job. Another goal is to continually increase the level of professionalism through continuing education programs and eventually a full staff of certified or nationally licensed medicolegal death investigators".Why should voters select you for the job?Ballard: "My experience in the funeral home, my educational background, and my years of service to the community make me the best candidate for the office of coroner."Cleghorn: "The answer is quite simple. I am currently the Chief Deputy Coroner. I am very fluent in the daily operations of the office. I have a great working relationship with all of the law enforcement and various other agencies in the county and around the state. I am certified through the state crime lab and have proven myself a thorough death investigator to the state medical examiners. My credentials alone indicate that I am the most qualified candidate for the position. I have never worked for a funeral home and therefore am unbiased as to which facility a family chooses. It is their choice and no one else to decide. Again, the answer is very clear and concise. I am the most qualified man for the job and I love serving the community that raised me."What additional information do you feel is important for voters to determine their vote in this race?Ballard: "The office of coroner is not all about certificates; it’s a visual, physical situation. Knowledge of the body at the time of death, and the changes that occur, is pertinent to determining the cause and time of death; which determine the appropriate actions to be taken. I have over 1,000 cases documented. I believe our budget has ballooned to an alarming amount."Cleghorn: "From 1980 to 1995 the population of Saline County was 53,000 to 64,000 and the Coroners’ Office was a part time agency that logged 1,215 cases in that 15 year period. In 1995 an interim Coroner was appointed to office due to a vacancy until an election could be held. In 2004 it became a full time investigative agency separate from the funeral service. I joined the office part time in 2007 and full time in 2011. In the seven years that I have been associated with the office, the population of Saline County has grown to over 117,000 and is still growing and this office has logged more than 4,970 deaths. We recorded 738 deaths in 2013 and are currently nearing 550 for 2014. This office consists of two full-time personnel and five part-time deputies. Of those seven, five are certified through the State Crime Lab, five are certified infant death investigators and I am nationally licensed as stated earlier. We also have two full-time response units capable of investigating multiple deaths before returning to the office to restock supplies. This county has changed in the past thirty four years and this office has changed to meet those demands." Ballard is the son of Vonceille Ballard and late Gene Ballard of Benton. He is the son-in-law of Elaine Lambert and the late Leonard “L.D.” Lambert of Benton. He has married to Becky Lambert Ballard for 39 years and they have two daughters; Brooke Neufer and husband Jared Neufer, Kelsey Schramko and husband Chris Schramko; and 5 grandchildren. Ballard is a member of The Church at Rock Creek, and longtime resident of Benton. The Ballard family goes back over 100 years in Saline County.Benton, ARBrent DavisVoters to elect new coroner following retirement of BeardenNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11211Change0Usable2014-10-21T11:31:52-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11210Bryant City Clerk race pits incumbent against newcomer2014-10-21T11:18:04-04:002014-10-21T11:18:04-04:00The Saline CourierEarly voting began Monday, Oct. 20.The Saline Courier, on Oct. 13, submitted questions to both candidates at the email address on file with the candidates' paperwork at the county clerk's offices. McKim submitted her answers on Wednesday morning.A follow-up reminder telephone call was placed to Ashcraft on Wednesday morning, but as of press time, she has not responded.McKim was elected to the office in the 2010 general election.Why are you running for Bryant City Clerk?McKim: "I have had the privilege of serving the residents of Bryant as their City Clerk for four years. I have made many improvements in the clerk's office, such as improved accessibility and organization, more accountability and transparency and technology improvements. Public records are now accessible 24/7 through the City Clerk page on the city website."The staff attorney and I have worked for the past several months on a records retention policy for the city. Records retention is a problem for many cities as they run out of room to store old records and Bryant is no exception. We need a clear plan on what records we are required to keep and for how long as well as a plan for destruction of old records. This is just one of the many efficiency projects that I would like to continue and see put in place if I am re-elected as City Clerk."What qualifications, skills or experience in your current job or work history are applicable to the position? How are the skills pertinent? McKim: "I have an extensive background in government. I began working for the State of Arkansas in 1996. Over the years I have worked as a Corporations Representative for the Arkansas Secretary of State, Administrative Assistant for the Arkansas State Senate Office of Constituency Services, Management Analyst for the late Lt. Governor Win Rockefeller and Administrative Specialist for the Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit. In 2010, I served as the Finance Director of the Republican Party of Arkansas."My work history has equipped me with the knowledge and experience that is needed to be an effective City Clerk. Specifically, in my previous position with Legislative Audit I prepared audit reports for municipalities, counties and other public entities. This taught me the importance of checks and balances in government. My experience in working with state auditors has also been beneficial for organizing our city records in such a way to make the auditor's job easier when they arrive on site to conduct the city's annual audit."What is your education level?McKim: "I attended Bryant Public Schools growing up. After graduation, I focused on raising a family and starting my career. At 30, I decided to continue my education to better myself and become a living example to my children on the importance of higher education. In 2009, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Management from the University of Phoenix. I am currently pursing a Master's Degree in Public Administration and expect to complete the degree requirements in March. Thus far I have balanced work, school, and family while maintaining a 4.0 GPA."Have you earned certifications pertinent to the position of City Clerk? If so, what are they and how are they beneficial? Are the certifications current? When were they earned?McKim: "I am a member of the Arkansas City Clerks, Recorders, and Treasurers Association (ACCRTA), the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and the Arkansas Municipal League. In the four years I have been the City Clerk, I have worked diligently with each of these organizations to take advantage of the education they offer to better myself, the Clerk's office and the city."After taking classes in affiliation with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and completing reports and other requirements, I earned my certification as an Arkansas Certified Municipal Clerk in June of this year. In addition, I met the requirements with the IIMC in September to earn my certification as an International Certified Municipal Clerk. I also participate in the Arkansas Municipal League's education program for municipal elected officials and serve on the Large Cities of the First Class Advisory Council."What accomplishments, in your current job or work history, do you feel are an indication to the residents of Bryant that you are qualified for the job? Please include any dates, if applicable.McKim: "I may look at this question differently than others, but I find my biggest accomplishments are in the people I have helped along the way. I volunteer at the Bryant Boys and Girls Club of Bryant teaching a class called 'GO GIRL GO' and that, to me, is both an honor and blessing rolled into one. If I know I have helped even one of those little girls. then I feel like I have really accomplished something important."Other committees I serve on, such as the Saline County Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Committee and the Saline County Relay for Life Committee, are near and dear to my heart. I have a passion to help people, whether that be within my capacity as the City Clerk, in an organization through which I serve, or in my church or community."I was also very honored that after only three short years of being a member of the Arkansas Clerks Association that they elected me as the Secretary of the board and appointed me as the chair of the Legislative Committee. ACCRTA recognized that I am someone who sets goals both personally and professionally and will work tirelessly to achieve those goals."What is your perception of the major role of the city clerk? What would be your focus if elected?McKim: "The Mission Statement that I run the City Clerk's office by is something I remind myself of daily. I believe the major role of the City Clerk is to ensure the city's legislative processes are open and transparent by providing a bridge between citizens and government through the dissemination of information, and to ensure the preservation, access and integrity of records required to be stored for legal and business purposes. This will always be my focus as long as I am the City Clerk. I also intend to keep my focus on the future of Bryant and will continually look for ways to provide better services to the residents."Why should voters in Bryant select you for the job?McKim: "I believe in setting goals in life, both personally and professionally. When I was elected by the residents of Bryant to do this job, I took that responsibility very seriously. I have kept every promise that I made in my 2010 campaign and I have worked diligently to make the improvements in the City Clerk's office that were desperately needed. Improvements to the technology in public record archiving alone has improved the accessibility to those records by city staff and the public."In addition, I have eliminated waste and reduced printing and paper costs, and by implementing agenda building software through Civic Plus, I have created a workflow process that streamlines the way we create city meeting agendas. This saves time and duplicated work for employees and pushes the information out to the public in minutes."I have goals in mind and I would like the opportunity to continue the progress I have made. The voters of Bryant should know that I am passionate about our city, I have a heart to help people and I have the experience, education, and personal people skills to get the job done. I work well with the employees and I have built exceptional relationships with many organizations in our community. I believe positive teamwork is what it takes for success."What additional information/quotes would you like to add?McKim: "I respectfully ask the Bryant voters to cast their vote for me, Clerk Heather McKim, in early voting beginning October 20th and on election day, Tuesday, November 4th. Thank you!"McKim is married to Mike McKim of Bryant. She has two children — Aaron, 22, and Ashlin, 15— and a "bonus son." Trey, 12. The family attends Geyer Springs Baptist Church.Benton, ARBrent DavisBryant City Clerk race pits incumbent against newcomerNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11210Change0Usable2014-10-21T11:18:04-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11209Benton PD investigating death of infant2014-10-20T16:18:39-04:002014-10-20T16:18:39-04:00The Saline CourierBenton, ARJosh BriggsBenton PD investigating death of infantNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11209Change0Usable2014-10-20T16:18:39-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11207Local man killed in I-30 wreck2014-10-20T14:52:06-04:002014-10-20T14:52:06-04:00The Saline CourierA 33-year-old Saline County man died Saturday night in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 30 near the Alexander overpass.Caleb Alsup of Benton was killed when the 2014 Ford Focus he was driving was struck by a 2003 Food Mustang, the Arkansas State Police reported. The driver of the Mustang allegedly was "attempting to evade law enforcement officers at a high rate of speed and without headlights," according to a reported prepared by Cpl. Jack Williams of the ASP. Benton, ARSarah PerryLocal man killed in I-30 wreckNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11207Change0Usable2014-10-20T14:52:06-04:00