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Archive - 2013

November 7th

Bryant shuts out Benton

November 7, 2013

BENTON -   With the painful sting of a recent loss still fresh in the air, the Saline County town of Benton played host to the ninth grade football team of cross county rival Bryant. Both team’s wanted this victory and the fans showed in resilient support of today’s youngsters and tomorrow’s War Memorial salt slinger’s.  Benton football would walk away with salt in their wounds once again this season taking a beating from Bryant 34-0.

FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

November 7, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job.

The FDA planned to announce Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.

Inaccurate Report by McKinney

November 7, 2013

An Aug. 22 meeting of the Benton Public Utilities Commission meeting with Southwest Water Users on Aug. 22 is generating some controversy.
Commissioners in attendance were Phil Miller and Jim Martin as well as Terry McKinney, general manager of Benton Utilities. However, the information found in the official meeting minutes of the Aug. 22 meeting differs from a report provided by McKinney to the PUC on Sep. 16.

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