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December 3rd

'Wet' issue meeting is Thursday

December 3, 2014

Saline County's change from a dry county to a wet one will be the topic of discussion Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Benton Event Center.
Rick Chrisman of the Alcohol Beverage Control is scheduled to speak following a lunch provided by the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce.
The event will include a question-and-answer period for the public as well as a free lunch for those in attendance.
Saline County voted in favor of a wet county during the general election on Nov. 4.

Davis Elementary groundbreaking today

December 3, 2014

The Bryant School District is kicking off two construction projects this morning. At 8:30 a.m. there will be a ground breaking celebration at Davis Elementary and there will be a celebration at 10 a.m. at Collegeville Elementary. 
Both projects are expected to be completed August of 2015. 

December 2nd

Giving Tuesday happening through 6 p.m.

December 2, 2014

Ten Saline County nonprofit organizations are hosting a unified effort of giving at the Best Buy parking lot until 6 p.m.

Giving Tuesday aims to create a moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping.

The initiative began three years ago and was founded by 92nd Street Y with the support of the United Nations Foundation.

Finance Committee talks budget tonight

December 2, 2014

The Finance Committee for the city of Benton will meet at 6:30 tonight to discuss the budget for the 2015 calendar year.

“We are going to go over the proposed budget for 2015,” Benton Alderman Jerry Ponder said. “We sent it out to all the council members last week to see if they had any questions, comments or concerns related to it.”

Ponder chairs the finance panel.

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