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September 17th, 2014

Kelloms, Jacks win school board races

September 17, 2014

School board elections took place Tuesday in two districts in Saline County.

One incumbent retained his seat and one board will be welcoming a newcomer.

Andy Kelloms defeated Jordan Abels to retain his position on the Harmony Grove School Board in Haskell.

Kelloms won by a total of 133 votes (55.19 percent) over 108 for Abels (44.81 percent).

In the Bauxite district, Ryan Jacks handily defeated incumbent Frank Torres for a seat on the board. Jacks received 154 votes (74.4 percent) to 53 votes (25.6 percent) for Torres.

Daily Dispatch, Sept. 16, 2014

September 17, 2014

Benton Police Department
•A man on West Hazel Street reported the theft of a vehicle.
•Michael Halpain was arrested at Walmart and charged with shoplifting. He is also named in an outstanding warrant.
•Judy Smoke, 43, of Traskwood was cited for terroristic threatening in connection with an incident on Alcoa Road.
•Michelle Henning, 45, of Benton was cited for shoplifting in connection with an incident at Walmart.
•Jonathan Swaite, 29, Kayla Steele, 19, and Chelsea Bauer, 19, all of Benton, were arrested on River Street and charged with various drug-related offenses.

September 16th

Habitat begins Apostles Build; home recycling also under way

September 16, 2014

Thirteen local churches have joined forces to provide a home for a Benton man.

Wes Hogue's new house is the focus of the annual Apostles Build of Habitat for Humanity of Saline County.

Work on the structure in Partnership Village began Saturday morning. Along with volunteers from the sponsoring churches, Hogue was on site to assist.

All homeowners are required to provide "sweat equity" toward their home projects and Hogue has been contributing to this requirement as a volunteer at the Habitat ReStore.

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