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August 1st, 2014

Nice Kiks! Student helps others have new shoes

August 1, 2014

Ethan Harris, 11, who is famous in Bryant for his fundraising efforts to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant, is starting a new project Saturday.

Ethan will be collecting new tennis shoes and monetary donations to purchase shoes for members of the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant.

Residents can stop by the Alcoa Exchange near Shoe Carnival to make donations from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Girls shoe sizes 13 through 2 are most needed, said Carla Harris, Ethan's mother.

"It's difficult to pinpoint a specific size when so many children, of all sizes, need them," Harris said.

Municipal races continue to draw local candidates

August 1, 2014

Candidates are continuing to file for municipal positions to be determined in the November general election.

The recent filing period opened at noon July 25 and closes at noon Aug. 15.

As of mid-morning today, the following individuals have filed as candidates.

The candidates listed here also include those who previously filed for county positions before the preferential primary election, but will be included on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

•Mayor, Farren Wadley; Corliss Jerry Ball.
•Alderman, Ward 1, Position 1, no filings to date.

Wet/dry option to get vote; Issue narrowly slips into November ballot

August 1, 2014

An effort by Our Community, Our Dollars to get a wet/dry issue on the Nov. 4 general election ballot has succeeded.

The required number of signatures on a petition to allow the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages in Saline County has been met, according to County Clerk Doug Curtis.

Curtis reported late Thursday afternoon that 31,528 signatures were processed and 25,653 were accepted after 5,875 were rejected.

He said 25,580 signatures of registered voters were required to place the measure on the general election ballot.


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