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Old Fashioned Day set for Saturday, October 11, 2014

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Old Fashioned Day in downtown Benton on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.  The main stage will showcase great enteratinment with the Old Timer's and Salt Creek Road Bands, Casey Penn & Friends and The Heartstrings Dulcimer Players.  The youth stage will also be packed with great performances including Noah Nalley, B 100 Christian Band, Julie Gunter & Company, Laura Stilwell & Co. and kids karaoke. 

Evelyn Reed and Renia White honorees for the Arkansas Community Service Awards

We are very proud to recognize Evelyn Reed and Renia White for their incredible community service and volunteer efforts.  Both of these outstanding women will be honored at the Arkansas Community Service Awards at the Municipal League Winter Conference. 

Click links below to read full nominations.

Evelyn Reed Nomination

Renia White Nomination

 

 

 

Cut taxes or not? Mayor awaits AG ruling on proposed slash

BENTON — Benton Mayor David Mattingly said he has found a way to cut taxes paid by city residents, but before taking the proposal to the Benton City Council, he is waiting for a ruling from Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to see if the idea is allowed by state tax laws.

Sons of Confederate Veteran's 11th Annual Gun and Relic Show

The Sons of Confederate Veteran's held their 11th Annual Gun and Relic Show Saturday, September 13th at the Shoppach House in Benton. 

Mayor's Youth Council Hosts 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon

The Benton Mayor's Youth Council, in conjunction with Haskell and Bryant Youth Council's, hosted the 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon to raise money for the Saline County Imagination Library on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Service Award Luncheon

A Service Award Luncheon was held on September 4th where the Mayor recognized employees with 10 years of service or more. We thank those pictured above for their hard work and dedication to the City of Benton.