September 11th, 2014
Four decades ago a fundraiser was started that was intended to raise money to support a new entity in Benton, known then as the Saline County Senior Adult Center.
The project was considered quite successful, but few, if any, involved in that initial effort had any inkling that it would become an annual event that would attract thousands of people to the community year after year.
But that is what happened. It's now a tradition that Old-Fashioned Day will be taking place in Downtown Benton on the second Saturday in October.
Because of today's inclement weather, Saline Memorial Health Foundations' Gathering on the Greens fundraiser scheduled tonight is being postponed.
The event has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 25, at Hurricane Golf and Country Club in Bryant.
Tickets for Gathering on the Greens and a purse/yeti cooler raffle will be available for purchase in the next two weeks, said Rebecca Jones, director of marketing and community relations.
For more information, call the Foundation office at 776-6746.
Saline County sheriff's deputies have arrested a woman who allegedly stabbed a man.
Tammy Carter, 45, reportedly told officers Tuesday that she stabbed the victim, Stacy Grinnell, 39, because he was physically assaulting her, according to the police report.
Grinnell allegedly grabbed her and attempted to choke her, she said.
"Grinnell continued to physically assault her, dragging her through the living room and hitting her," the officer's report stated.