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June 13th, 2014

Benton woman contender for service award

June 13, 2014

Jenny Johnston, a dance instructor at Dance! Laura Stilwell & Company in Benton, is one of the finalists for the 2014 Arkansas Community Service Awards.

The awards program, now in its 37th year, is sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support, KARK 4, Duncan Law Firm and the Governor’s Office.

Johnston was nominated for the honor by the Royal Players, for whom she has choreographed several musical productions.

Alleged credit card thief caught

June 13, 2014

A woman who allegedly used a stolen credit card to make large purchases in Bryant has been arrested.

Days after the Bryant Police Department asked for residents' assistance in locating Brandy Leeann Griffin of Hot Springs National Park, she was arrested in Little Rock, said Sgt. Todd Crowson, Bryant Police Department spokesperson.

Griffin, 26, allegedly used the stolen credit card to purchase $2,435.92 worth of merchandise from Walmart and about $1,850 worth of merchandise from Lowes.

Full moon to rise on Friday the 13th

June 13, 2014

Superstitious persons may be wary of the fact that today is Friday, June 13. However, skywatchers will get a special treat as a full moon occurs today. The last time a full moon fell on Friday the 13th in June was 1919.

This moon is known as both the "strawberry" moon as well as the "honey" moon. According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the "strawberry" name comes from the fact that it is strawberry season and the Algonquin Native American tribes knew that this was the time of year to gather the ripening fruit. In Europe, however, this moon is called the "rose" moon.

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