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[6 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 2,043 views]
Benton Kite Fest set for April 14

The annual Benton Kite Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14 at Watts Field in Benton.
Watts Field is the former Saline County Airport and is located off I-30 exit 116 on Airlane Drive near the Saline County Fairgrounds.
The event will feature professional kite flyers demonstrating their bag of tricks and perhaps handing out some advice, concessions and free water. Attendees can bring their own kites or use one of the 500 free ones given out on a first come, first served basis. For more information …

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[10 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,451 views]
Week in Review — April 3-10

It was a busier week than usual here at First Arkansas News as stories kept flying in for some reason.
Is that a complaint? Heck no. However, it’s been busy around here and we do hope our readers didn’t miss out on some of the more significant stories. As always, we encourage people to stay up to date through using one of the free, convenient services we hope people find convenient — click it up to subscribe to our RSS feed, “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or subscribe …

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[10 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 2,226 views]
Let’s go fly a kite

Last spring the Benton A&P Commission sponsored The First Annual Kite Fest. This year a group of volunteers has stepped forward to continue the event.
A grass roots effort was started by a few members of MySaline.com to keep this event going. One of the people spearheading the effort is Joy Buchanan with Your Community Access Television (YCAT), In the span of  two weeks, what started as a few people bringing their own kites down to Watts Field (the old Saline County Airport) and enjoying a day of fun in the …