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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun January 22, 2017

Saline County Polar Plunge set for Saturday at Hurricane Lake

Gather up your warmest towel and best water shoes because it is time for the seventh annual Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Plunge in Saline County, which benefits Special Olympics of Arkansas. “Believe it or not, the less you have on, the better off you will be,” said Paula Calhoun, the Special Olympics representative for Saline County. “Always wear shoes, and bring a friend. It is more fun with other people.” Calhoun, who represents othe... READ MORE

Annual gala benefits Junior Auxiliary of Saline County By SAM PIERCE

BENTON — The annual Junior Auxiliary of Saline County gala benefiting the organization and area children it serves is set to return Saturday at the Benton Event Center, beginning at 7 p.m.

Riverside Park set to open April Fools’ Day By SAM PIERCE

BENTON — The grand opening for the new Riverside Park and its community center is scheduled for April 1, and Benton Mayor David Mattingly expects the park to be completely ready at that time.

Benton chamber presents 5 with awards CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

BENTON — Business leaders and others gathered Jan. 5 to welcome the new year as the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce held its First Thursday Lunch and Awards Presentation at the Benton Event Center. Farmers Bank and Trust sponsored the event; Gina’s Catering provided the lunch.

Residents set up historical museum in Municipal Building CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

MOUNTAIN PINE — The Mountain Pine Municipal Building contains more than just offices of those involved in the day-to-day operations of the city. The building now houses the Mountain Pine Historical Museum, which reflects the history of the city during its heyday from the 1930s through the 1970s.