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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu July 24, 2014
PHOTO BY: Wayne Bryan

Heath Massey of the Boys & Girls Club of Saline County shows a group of club members that the purple hull peas grown in the club garden are almost ready to harvest. Massey said the children who work in the garden and tend the chickens raised at the club get to select vegetables and eggs to take home. The garden also has flowers and herbs that are sold at the Benton Farmers Market on Thursdays during the summer.

Grants and gardens: Busy summer for Saline B&G Club

BENTON — In the gym, there is not one basketball game going on, but children are shooting baskets around every hoop. Meanwhile, kids seem to be playing kickball behind the shooters, and about 10 youngsters are sitting in a circle roughly in the center of the court playing an unidentified game, or maybe they are just talking to each other. It’s summer at the Boys & Girls Club of Saline County in Benton. Next door, four tables with ga... READ MORE

Park’s impact on Hot Springs economy strong By WAYNE BRYAN

HOT SPRINGS — Visitors keep coming to Hot Springs National Park, and they are spending more when they get there, according to a report released Friday by the National Parks Service.

Retired teachers welcome new members to the club By WAYNE BRYAN

BENTON — Any major change in life can be disorienting, but it helps to have friends close by who understand the transition being made because they have made it themselves.

CASA stands up for county’s children in neglect cases By WAYNE BRYAN

BENTON — If it were a regular job, the Help Wanted advertisement might look like this: Volunteer wanted to sit in a courtroom and act as the eyes and ears for the children involved in cases of abuse, abandonment and neglect. No legal training needed.

‘Three time’s a charm’ for Lady Panthers DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

BENTON — The third time was the charm for members of Benton’s Lady Panther softball team this spring — in so many ways: