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Archive - Feb 6, 2013

Baxley named Citizen of the Year at Benton chamber's annual event

February 6, 2013

Environmentalist Chad Pregracke became the personification of the adage "preaching to the choir" when he challenged the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce banquet audience to "pick a cause, get involved, champion it and make a difference."
Pregracke, who has made cleaning up the Mississippi River the chief focus of his life, stressed the importance of involvement, while noting that by doing so people "can make the world a better place."
"One person at a time can make a difference," he said.

Bryant police seeking 2 robbery suspects

February 6, 2013

Bryant police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred around 9:20 p.m. Monday at the Subway restaurant at 611 Office Park Drive.
Sgt. Todd Crowson reported that two black men came into the store and robbed the workers at gunpoint.
The two men reportedly ordered the two employees to open the cash drawers and safe. Once the money was taken, the robbers moved the victims to the back of the store, at which time they took whatever money the employees had in their purses and wallets, Crowson said.
The suspects then fled out the front door of the restaurant, police said.

First Security top winner at 'Souper Bowl' cook off: Bank top winner for 3rd year

February 6, 2013

It was taco soup to the finish line for First Security Bank.
For the third consecutive year, the financial institution's taco-flavored soup took top honors at Habitat for Humanity of Saline County's "Souper Bowl" cookoff.
Jerry Ponder and Kaycee Wright of First Security operated the bank's booth where they collected the biggest financial return for the event.
"They raised over $300 at that booth," said Amy Bennett, associate director of the chapter.
The booth winner was determined based on the total amount of money collected in each team’s tip jar.

Charlotte S. Freeze

February 6, 2013

Charlotte S. Freeze, 68, of Benton, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 3.  She was born Sept. 9, 1944. in Benton.
She was a homemaker and a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church in Benton.
Charlotte loved everything about nature, which included spending time outdoors camping, fishing, and gardening, both vegetables and flowers.  She was very artistic and enjoyed reading a variety of books. What Charlotte enjoyed most was spending time with her grandkids teaching them about nature and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carmon Hulsey.

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