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June 20th, 2014

Fundraiser to help Baker family set Tuesday at Chicken Express

June 20, 2014

A fundraising event to help the family of Michael Ryan Baker with funeral expenses is set for Tuesday, June 24 at Chicken Express in Benton from 6 to 8 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from food purchased between that time will be donated to the family. Anyone planning to attend must tell the cashier that they are there for the fundraiser.

There will also be a tip jar that will go to the family as well.

Baker, 18, drowned while swimming in the Saline River on Tuesday.

Arkansas governor candidates find same stump

June 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross went before a meeting of local government leaders Thursday, promising to both aid the leaders' economic development efforts and shield them from legislative mandates that are next-to-impossible to accomplish.

The duo did little to set themselves apart from one another before the Arkansas Municipal League. While both are former congressmen, they focused Thursday on their early work in local governments.

Commission votes to fund Hoop Jams

June 20, 2014

The Benton Advertising and Promotion Commission voted to give $10,000 to fund Hoop Jams at the Benton Event Center.

The 3-on-3 basketball tournament previously took place in Little Rock. According to LeJuan Washington, chairman and co-founder of Hoop Jams it was a huge success in the past.

This will be the first year that Hoop Jams will take place in Benton.

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