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Sense and Nonsense: Happy wishes to all on this St. Pat's Day

March 18, 2013

By Lynda Hollenbeck

On St. Patrick's Day, everyone is either Irish or an Irish wannabe. It's a time for parades, Irish dancing, parties and having fun.
As a Parnell (my maiden name), I can boast of Irish heritage and say unequivocally that I love all the traditions normally associated with St. Paddy's Day. (With one exception: I don't drink beer, green or otherwise, but I can sip on my Dr Pepper if someone else chooses to do so.)

Is this recession simply running out of steam?

March 18, 2013

By Steve Boggs, publisher. sboggs@bentoncourier.com

There are signs of life in our economy, without a doubt. Unemployment is down, the stock market is riding an all-time high win streak, and the housing market is showing signs of sustained life. We’re in an energy boom, and every day we hear stories of a few manufacturing jobs returning to the U.S. It is an uptick, to be sure.

Charles Wayne Allen

March 18, 2013

Charles Wayne Allen, 65, a resident of the Fairplay Community near Benton, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013. 
Charlie was born in Malvern, to Clarence and Geneva Allen.  He worked for Rock Island Railroad and then spent the next 30 years as a freight broker in the trucking industry.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

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