Above: A bowl made of white oak and walnut, left, and a container turned of dogwood that holds a couple of pens are a few of the items on display at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton as part of an exhibition of pieces produced by members of the Central Arkansas Woodturners.
Legend has it that when the Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo was asked how he created his famous statue of David, he said he simply chipped away all the parts of the piece of marble that wasn’t David until the brave shepherd-king emerged. Tony Williams of Bryant said that is much the same way he produces bowls, cups, even lawn furniture, by turning wood on a lathe, cutting away slivers of wood until the object he wants to make remains.... READ MORE
The residents of Benton and Saline County lost a link to history Tuesday with the death of Florriedeen Wakenight Lyle at age 100.
If I have had an amazing meal in the past few years, I probably have a picture of it somewhere. My family believes in taking pictures of food — pretty food, good food, weird food. It’s sort of mean — we often take a picture to show to somebody in the family who didn’t get to eat the food, or just because it’s so amazing that we want to remember it. Not long ago, I was at a nice restaurant with my husband, father-in-law and his friends. ... READ MORE
It is understandable if John Eckart smiles and his heart beats a little faster when he drives by the old Saline County Airport runways off Interstate 30 in south Benton. While most of us might see the two paved lanes running in the field next to the Saline County Fairgrounds, in his mind’s eye, he must see large buildings, sports fields and parking spaces waiting for Benton’s residents. “In 2013, we asked residents what kind of new recr... READ MORE
Lucky people rarely face life-threatening situations. But even the luckiest among us never know for sure when trouble might strike. It’s possible for anyone to be thrust into a survival situation anytime, anywhere, without warning. A sudden storm capsizes your boat in rough water. Vehicle problems strand you in a remote area. Your fishing partner cuts himself deeply with a knife. You get lost in the backcountry. A tornado, hurricane, ea... READ MORE
Panna cotta may just be the perfect dessert: It’s easy, quick, practically foolproof, and accommodating to many dietary adjustments, being naturally gluten-free and adaptable to dairy-free and vegan diets. It also happens to be luscious and perfectly creamy in a way that belies its utter simplicity. Below, I’ll walk you through making panna cotta, step by step. People think it’s some laborious restaurant dessert involving cheesecloth an... READ MORE
March 9 Community Open House ARKADELPHIA — Second Baptist Church will host a community open house from 1-3 p.m. at the new SBC Kids Building. For more information, call (870) 246-4371 or visit my secondbaptist.org. Relay for Life Registration Blitz BENTON — Relay for Life of Saline County will host a team registration blitz from 2-4 p.m. at Starbucks, 20701 Interstate 30. Teams can be small or large and will raise funds to benefit the ... READ MORE