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December 24th

Allyson Simmons

December 24, 2014

Alice N. "Allyson" Simmons, 82, of Benton joined her heavenly family and her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. 
Allyson was born Sept. 7, 1932, in Cullendale.
She was a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and served as business manager for Simmons Eye Care from 1962 to 1988.
She was a volunteer receptionist for Saline Memorial Hospital from 2002 to the present and had been an active member of Benton's First Baptist Church since 1957. 
She was a "Red Hat Lady" and a supporter of Churches Joint Council on Human Needs (CJCOHN).

December 23rd

Leg lamp stolen from New York store's display

December 23, 2014

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"?

The owner of the Yankee Spirits liquor store in North Tonawanda says his annual window display honoring the holiday classic includes memorabilia from the 1983 film, including several versions of the now-iconic leg lamp.

The store's surveillance video shows a man in a gray hoodie and sunglasses walking into the store and glancing around before he grabs a large leg lamp and leaves.


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