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Archive - Mar 2013

March 20th

Let's put on our rose-colored glasses

March 20, 2013

By Jennifer Joyner

My mother recently read me something she saw on Facebook. I believe it's worth sharing here in its entirety:
“Don't we all want a joy-filled life? Then let's get it. Life is too short not to, my friends. Strengthen up those struggle muscles (yes, we all have them) and get an emotional makeover. It is time to start clearing out the junk and stop tolerating the funk. You have done all you can do as long as you can, and it's time to give it all to God.
“How? Stand up … Kick the dirt … Breathe in … Pray …

March 19th

Bryant Easter egg hunts set for next Saturday

March 19, 2013

The fifth annual Mayor's Easter Egg Hunt in Bryant will be taking place Saturday, March 30, starting at 11 a.m. at Alcoa 40 Park, 1110 Shobe Road.
Sponsored by Bryant Parks and Recreation Department, the event will feature an Easter egg hunt, face painting, bouncy houses, games, prizes and an appearance from the Easter Bunny.
All activities are free to the public.

Downtown Benton Easter celebration set Saturday

March 19, 2013

Preparations are continuing for the annual Easter celebration to be held this coming weekend in Downtown Benton.
The Downtown Benton Association is again hosting the 2013 Saline County Easter Egg Hunt, but residents are reminded that it is being held a week earlier than usual.
All of the are set for Saturday, March 23, coordinator Lisa Baldwin said. Most activities will take place on the lawn of the Saline County Courthouse, she said.

March 18th

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.)

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