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August 14th

Get the Point: Clear the floor; it's time for couples only

August 14, 2013

By David Hughes

Growing up in the simpler times of Benton’s ‘50s and ‘60s meant a fairly limited repertoire of activities for the kids.
By “kids” I encompass a fairly wide age group including high-grade elementary through high school. Last week, we reminisced about how much the pool meant to us because it was a place to cool off and also be “seen” by one’s peers.
There was another place which offered more or less year-round fun except that instead of staying cool, everyone wanted to “look” cool and also be noticed: the skating rink.

August 13th

Sense and Nonsense: A birthday means a whole lot more than physical age

August 13, 2013

By Lynda Hollenbeck

Birthdays mean different things to different people.
Remember how excited you'd be as a kid to know a birthday was coming up and you'd be anticipating presents and parties and such?
I was such a naive child that I didn't realize many children didn't have those niceties, and thankfully with many more birthdays that followed, I wised up and realized there truly is more joy to giving to others than getting for oneself.

Benton not keeping pace with county's growth rate

August 13, 2013

By Steve Boggs

During last week’s Benton Chamber of Commerce Summit event, leaders from the pillars of this community gave updates on their institutions and some insight on challenges facing them in the future. Themed “Come Grow With Us,” the summit was designed to position the city of Benton as an area on the verge of a substantial growth spurt.

 

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