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Archive - Mar 2013

March 18th

Is this recession simply running out of steam?

March 18, 2013

By Steve Boggs, publisher.

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.

March 15th

Local priest reacts to papal appointment

March 15, 2013

Pope Francis displayed enormous humility when he stood on the balcony of the Vatican this week and broke tradition by asking the more than 150,000 spectators to pray for him and bless him before offering a blessing for them, said the Rev. Father Joseph Ejimofor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton.
Pope Francis also declined to be elevated above the other cardinals in the ceremony and chose the name Francis, which has never been used by a pope before, in honor of St. Francis of Assissi, a lover of the poor.

30 mg transformer slated for delivery to Benton Utilities

March 15, 2013

Benton Utilities has purchased what will be the first city-owned transmission and distribution transformer in its history.
The transformer, which has a capacity of 30 megawatts, is scheduled to be delivered Monday morning to what is to become Benton West Substation on Dale Avenue, according to Terry McKinney, general manager of Benton Utilities.
The total estimated cost of the new Benton West Substation reportedly is $3.8 million.

Class 6A state tourney postponed on Friday. Will continue on Saturday.
Because of winter weather which dropped snow and ice over the entire state, the Arkansas Activities...
Bryant Hornets junior Evan Lee runs the bases in Bryant’s 6-4 victory over Arkadelphia at Hornets...


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