September 18th, 2014
During a meeting of the Finance and Personnel Committee of the Bryant City Council, the aldermen discussed the outlook for the city's end-of-year finances.
While discussing the monthly financial report, Joy Black, finance director, told the committee that sales tax revenue is less than what was budgeted and she does not expect the city to make up the difference by the end of the year.
The committee suggested that the council discuss postpone some projects until the beginning of 2015 in case their is not enough revenue to cover the costs.
Possible water and sewer rate increases were the focus of a Bauxite City Council meeting on Monday.
Alderman Paula Matthews presented a recommendation to raise the minimum water and sewer bill by $2.
Currently, residential customers are charged $17 for the first 2,000 gallons of water and $8.50 per 1,000 gallons thereafter. Customer sewer charges are $12 for the first 2,000 gallons and $5.15 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.
The "Taste of Home Cooking School" presented by Homemaker Schools is returning to Benton.
The event is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Benton Event Center on Interstate 30.
Thousands of dollars in prizes will be awarded at the event and every participating ticket-holder will receive a filled goodie bag.
Chef Jamie Dunn will be leading the event that will include demonstrations of recipes, products and homemaking ideas.
Local vendors will be present with samples to taste and numerous ideas and helpful information for area cooks.
A few years ago, Jamie Dunn was working as a home economics teacher in Oklahoma when she chose a different route for her life.
That path took her to the Taste of Home Cooking Schools and becoming one of several chefs who host schools throughout the nation.
She will be in Benton on Thursday, Oct. 2, to lead such an event at the Benton Event Center.
Dunn says she feels at home in this role.