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March 5th, 2013

Band students play with Little Rock Wind Symphony

March 5, 2013

Two Benton High School Band students recently performed with the Little Rock Wind Symphony in "An Organ Extravaganza!" at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock.
Hunter Law and Paul Davis, both senior percussionists, were asked to play by the symphony after Benton Band Director Trisha Sterling recommended them.
"I've been a member of the Little Rock Wind Symphony for eight years," Sterling said. "They asked me if I had any percussionists that were the caliber to play with them, and I said I had two."

March 4th

Benton Police Department nets funds

March 4, 2013

Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane and Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay were recognized recently by Christopher R. Thyer, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and Christopher Henry, special agent in charge, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, for their partnership in the Financial Crimes Task Force.
Since 2011, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office has received $101,893.24 and the Benton Police Department has received $97,290.02 in shared funds.
Lane says his department has had a detective assigned to this unit for more than two years.

Civil War enthusiasts set up camp at Shoppach House, exhibit memorabilia

March 4, 2013

Photos by Matt Burks/Saline Courier.

Clockwise from left:

Actors recreating Civil War events prepare their muskets before the start of the 10th annual Civil War Gun and Artifacts Show on the grounds of the historic Shoppach House on Main Street in Benton on Saturday.

The event was hosted by the David O. Dodd Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. From left are David Glenn, Brent Carr and Jimmy Glenn, all of Benton, and Miguel Cook of Texas.
Two women dress in period costume.

The actors fire a replica cannon.

 

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