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Fitting tribute: Thrift store’s name honors former board member, volunteer

posted: 04/22/2018 midnight Discuss

Making the decision to rename the Spirit of Sharing Food Pantry to Kathy’s Closet & Food Pantry in honor of former board member and supporter Kathy Tadlock was an easy one — and a fitting one.

Mike Guthrie: New head coach to instill character, hard work

posted: 04/22/2018 midnight Discuss

For Mike Guthrie, becoming a coach was never really a goal. He spent most of his younger days dreaming of joining and eventually retiring from military service — much like many of his uncles. It wasn’t until his mom married his stepdad, Johnny Mac Campbell, when Guthrie was 14 years old, did the idea of becoming a coach really take hold.

Annual golf tournament to benefit women’s shelter

posted: 04/22/2018 midnight Discuss

The third annual Travis Wood Four Ball Invitational golf tournament is scheduled for May 4-6 at the Hurricane Country Club in Bryant.

Decadent fundraiser to benefit area foster-care organization

posted: 04/15/2018 midnight Discuss

On Tuesday, a teenage girl and her foster parents walked into the offices of The CALL in Benton looking for assistance.

Lita Gattis: Longtime Benton educator to retire

posted: 04/09/2018 9:24 a.m. Discuss

The scariest adjustment Lita Gattis will have to make in her upcoming retirement will be to get used to not having to get up in the morning for school.

Daring drop: Magic Springs celebrates 40th anniversary with new ride

posted: 04/08/2018 midnight Discuss

Magic Springs Theme and Water Park is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the park’s opening with a brand-new, 13-story attraction called the Brain Drain.

CASA Gala to raise awareness for child abuse

posted: 04/01/2018 midnight Discuss

BENTON — The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Saline County will host its second annual gala, beginning at 6 p.m. April 12, at the Skylark Manor in the Salem community near Benton. The event is in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Education is key for new Bryant School Board member

posted: 04/01/2018 midnight Discuss

When it comes to his three kids, Dr. Tyler Nelson said their education plays a fundamental role in their raising.

More than eggs: Easter Sunday marks anniversary for Benton preacher

posted: 04/01/2018 midnight Discuss

Today, Jim Gardner will preach in front of his 500-plus congregation at Northside Church of Christ in Benton, just like he has every Sunday since 2010. But this Easter Sunday will be especially difficult, as it marks the anniversary of his mom’s death.

Dondre Harris: New elementary principal uses sports as launching pad for students

posted: 03/27/2018 12:19 p.m. Discuss

Sports is the carrot that dangles in front of students for them to get their education, Dondre Harris said.






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