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November 8th, 2012

Plans in place for Bryant Christmas parade

November 8, 2012

The fifth annual Bryant lighted Christmas parade is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.
"It's creating excitement for the kids about Christmas," said Rae Ann Fields, executive director of the Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce. Fields said the parade is special because it is a chamber event that is "strictly dedicated to serving the community."
The grand marshal of the parade will be the Bryant 13-year-old Babe Ruth World Series champions.
Deadline to register for the parade is 5 p.m. Nov. 23. After that, a $10 late fee will be added to the $10 entry fee.

Benton council makeup changes with outcome of general election: Two aldermen to face off in Nov. 29 runoff

November 8, 2012

When all the votes were counted, the results from Tuesday's general election gave the Benton City Council two new members and returned four incumbents to the positions they now hold.
However, two current members — who were part of a three-way contest for the Ward 4, Position 1 seat — will face off in a runoff on Nov. 29.
That race is the only one that will necessitate a runoff, according to Saline County Election Coordinator Darlene Westbrook.

November 7th

Margo L. Anderson

November 7, 2012

Margo L. Anderson, 90, died Nov. 2 at Ashton Court in Liberty, Mo.
She was born Nov. 14, 1921, and was a longtime resident of Benton and Haskell, prior to moving to Liberty, Mo., in 2001. Margo was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar C. Anderson,

Stanley Nowicki

November 7, 2012

Stanley Nowicki, 89, of Benton passed away Monday, Oct. 29, at Saline Memorial Hospice House.
He was born March 24, 1923, in South Bend, Ind., to the late Lewis and Blanche Nowicki.
Mr. Nowicki served in the U.S.Army 254th Infantry during World War II. He had worked for Inland Steel in East Chicago as a mechanical superintendant.
He was preceded in death by one son, Ken Nowick, in 1977.
Also predeceasing him were four brothers, Keith, Cashmir, Louie, and Alonso Nowicki; and a sister, Helen Gapinski.

November 6th

New-look Cardinals bring a lot to the table

November 6, 2012

The Harmony Grove senior boys basketball program took enormous leaps after the 2007 season, making the state tournament in 2008 and 2009 under the helm of Head Coach Richard Moore. Since then, the Cardinals have been on a bit of a downward spiral, finishing under .500 after losing most of the 2008 and 2009 core to graduation.
But now the Cardinals are back in the history books at the start of the 2012 season. After being the lead man for four seasons, Moore elected to resign his position on the basketball court to concentrate on football and soccer.

Bauxite tired of practicing

November 6, 2012

With a new basketball season set to get under way, Miners head basketball Coach Mark Smith is stressing two things to his team as they prepare for their first game.
“We talk about it all the time in practice – effort and execution,” Smith said. “No matter what sport you play, those are the two key works that everyone looks to try and find. “
Last season, Bauxite finished one game under .500 with an overall record of 14-15.

Lady Miners looking to be more physical

November 6, 2012

Earlier this year Lady Miners head basketball Coach Joshua Harrison gave each girl on his basketball team one piece of a puzzle. As his team looked at him with confusion, Harrison explained how it would all make sense in the end.
“We all are individuals, we all have unique and different skills, but when we come together and we lock those pieces together, we can make up a very strong team,” Harrison said.
With a new basketball season on the horizon, Harrison is hoping this visual motivates his team.

Lady Cardinals looking to be more competitive in 2012

November 6, 2012

Rarely does a team graduate four starting seniors from a single team in a single season of high school basketball. Even rarer, is when those four seniors have played on the same team together since the fifth grade. This was the headline of the 2011 Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals. New Harmony Grove Head Coach John White was welcomed by a strong and talented team in his first year over the Lady Cardinals in 2011.

General election is today; new record is set for early voting tallies in county

November 6, 2012

Saline County voters have set a new record for early voting in a presidential election.
On Monday, when the early voting process ended, a total of 23,317 had cast ballots, according to tallies from the office of Saline County Clerk Linda Montalvo.
During the general election in 2008, slightly more than 17,000 people voted early, Montalvo said.
The overall total included 1,456 voters on Monday when the Benton site was the only early voting location open in the county.

November 5th

Operation Christmas Child coming to Benton

November 5, 2012

First Baptist Church in Downtown Benton will be serving as a relay center for Operation Christmas Child in Saline County.
Lisa Baldwin, a volunteer for the project, noted that this is "a worldwide children's relief project that uses gift-filled shoe boxes to let hurting boys and girls know that they are loved and not forgotten."
She said this is a division of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization headed by Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham.
Margaret Herzfeld, a member of First Baptist Church, is organizing the local relay center.

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