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October 14th, 2014

School board elects Viner as president

October 14, 2014

Benton School Board selected new leaders during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

Paul Viner was elected president unanimously, replacing Brad Bohannan, who served at his final board session on Sept. 15.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

Youngster's gift makes big difference; local girl cuts long hair, donates to Wigs for Kids

October 14, 2014

Anna Grace Burns' family has helped her realize that it's possible to help others even when you're only 5.

Anna Grace has learned that kids sometimes need help from other kids and she chose to do just that.

The Benton kindergartner, who attends Caldwell Elementary School, decided she wanted to follow her older sister Hannah's example and help children who are losing their hair because of a catastrophic illness.

According to Anna Grace's mother, she had 12 inches of her hair cut to donate to Wigs for Kids.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

City council approves park lighting, purchases for local police cruisers

October 14, 2014

An ordinance to waive competitive bidding for lighting at Bernard Holland Park drew a comment from Alderman Brad Moore in a City Council meeting Monday night.

At the end of the first vote by aldermen, Moore asked to make a statement at the appropriate time. The council then invoked an emergency clause of the ordinance and voted on the second and third readings.

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