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[9 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | 4,155 views]
Reporter’s Notebook: Old Fashioned Day

BENTON — Jamie Smith posted a reporter’s notebook earlier this week about the big Bike, Blues and BBQ shindig in Fayetteville.
I thought that was a great idea. Such a great idea, in fact, that I figured I’d swipe it and post a reporter’s notebook of my very own about Old Fashioned Day in Benton.
Old Fashioned Day is a big deal here in Benton and was held today for the 36th year. In addition to giving Saline County residents (and some out-of-area folks, too) together for a day of fun, music, …

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[4 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,370 views]
Old Fashioned Day set for Saturday in Benton

Yes, it’s time once again for Old Fashioned Day in downtown Benton.
This is the 36th year for the event, meaning that those of us who grew up in town consider the event as the unofficial beginning of fall (yes, I know we entered fall last month, but this is Arkansas — stays hot through at least mid-October). Old Fashioned Day can be considered rather like a crafts fair with plenty of local musicians, food carts selling the typical unhealthy (but very tempting) stuff and politicians wandering around here and there.
The …