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[21 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | 9,359 views]
MLK Day observed in Benton

As anyone with a calendar and/or a television set knows, Jan. 20 was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day throughout the nation. Former U.S. Pres. Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law as a way to commemorate the civil rights leader, but the holiday wasn’t officially observed by all 50 states in the nation until 2000. It is, then a fairly new holiday in the U.S.
While King’s birthday was Jan. 15, the holiday falls on the the third Monday every January. MLK Day has taken some time to catch on …

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[11 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 7,212 views]
Reporter’s Notebook: Everyone loves a parade

I’ve loved parades ever since I was a little girl. The festive nature, the creative floats and especially the music are what make for the most fulfilling parade experience in my book. Over the years, my focus has changed from thinking about the candy I would receive to thinking about how, as a event planner, I could do a similar event or do it better. Even with those changes, I will always love the music, the floats and the happiness that exude from parades.
We can’t be at every local Christmas …