The 2014 Community Commitment Awards highlighted the 42nd Winter Banquet and Silent Auction Thursday night held inside the Center at Bishop Park in Bryant.
Hosted by the Bryant Chamber of Commerce and presented by Landers Auto of Saline County, the annual banquet presented six awards on the night including Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Preschool Teacher of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, and Organization of the Year.
Rodney Plack was named Man of the Year and Tonya Horton was named Woman of the Year.
A man who accidentally shot himself while fishing was named on an active warrant and will be arrested once he is released from Saline Memorial Hospital.
A Traskwood man was arrested for allegedly selling stolen property under a fake name on Facebook.
When deputies arrested Larry E. Parker III, 23, of Traskwood, they allegedly found $20,000 worth of stolen property.
During the investigation, deputies found that Parker has created a social media profile under the name â€śLucy Smartâ€ť to advertise the property for sale.
â€śThis is a case of Mr. Park utilizing the power of the internet to further his illegal activities,â€ť said Sheriff Rodney Wright.
Wright also urges residents to be cautious when buying property on social media sites.