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November 2008 Blog Posts (35)

KYLE and the Wheel Horse

I kept my 5 year old Grandson, Kyle one week in September. On Friday morning he got up and wanted to show me something, I followed him to the bedroom and he had made his bed, even “the top blanket” as he called the bedspread and he had put the pillows in place. He was so proud! I fixed him some oatmeal, he ate it all, no fuss, no mess, no whining. He was watching cartoons on TV and I noticed he needed a hair cut. So did I.



I suggested we go get a shave and a haircut. He said NO to a… Continue

Added by Larry Hacker on November 30, 2008 at 11:46am — 3 Comments

Need Parade Float Decorators and Riders!!

Why yes, I AM insane and I want to be in the parade again. Not just the Benton one on December 1st (that's Monday, y'all) but the Bryant one on December 4th.



ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO HELP DECORATE MY DADDY'S TRAILER FOR THE PARADES, GIVE ME A CALL RIGHT NOW. I'M HEADED TO HIS HOUSE IN BRYANT IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES. 303-4010.



I would really appreciate help decorating the float for MySaline, but I would also very much enjoy having people RIDE IN THE FLOAT WITH ME. Call me either… Continue

Added by Shelli Russell on November 29, 2008 at 12:29pm — 12 Comments

The Three Legged Mudd Bugg & 2 Crazy Sisters

Well, I didn't want 2 pull out my mud ridin' stories,BUT them 2 CRAZY sisters ( ya'll know who I'm talkin' 'bout ) has forced my hand. In my younger daze we lived 'bout a mile & a half from 145th street, there's a pipe line that we use2 mud ride on every Sunday. So we started buildin' these VW's, we would hold the torque arms all the way down & weld them up solid, cut the centers outta the bug wheels & weld them in a 16" wheel & had tractor tires on the 16" wheels, & would… Continue

Added by TAZZ on November 29, 2008 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Awesome stuff, who knew it would be in Saline County

I just got back from the Maitreya Project Relic tour. It's in Bauxite. Who knew there was a Bhuddist Temple in Bauxite? I didn't. It's gorgeous.



I got there early, way too early, and was made to feel so welcome and at ease by the people there. Talk about gracious. These people we so kind to me.



I was impressed by the heart of kindness and love as I sat and listened to their service (it was in Vietnamese) Then… Continue

Added by Cara Smith on November 28, 2008 at 10:03pm — 2 Comments

Gracie Wins Wildcat Award

And freaks out when she sees her name in the paper!…



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Added by Shelli Russell on November 28, 2008 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Where Did They Go? Part 2

Well, when I clicked on Mr. Standridge's post yesterday, with that title I thought we were gonna talk 'bout all the old store names, mom & pop stores, and such. So I was a little disappointed when he was just lookin' for someone. I jokingly said he must be the CIA, well after doin' my research, he's a lawyer( them hairs on the back of my neck don't lie), I think we should look back to a simpler time and remember these places. I'll start it off with, Helms Gro., Otasco, and even the drive-in… Continue

Added by TAZZ on November 27, 2008 at 5:30pm — 17 Comments

Sometimes the pie just won't set.

I got off work early yesterday to get a jump start on T-day deserts. Rolled in to the kitchen, got everything all set - pie tins out, cooling racks, mixer stand, double boiler - everything's ready. My son had gone shopping (bless him, I hear the store was a mad house) for me the day before.



After having baked a cheese cake and two pumpkin pies, I was ready for the unpromised surprise desert, chocolate pie with meringue top. When discussing holiday deserts, Mom had told me just to… Continue

Added by Cara Smith on November 27, 2008 at 7:37am — 3 Comments

Anne Pressly's Killer Named

L. R. Police have named a suspect. At this point they are sure that that have a conclusive case against this man as the killer of Anne Pressly.

Added by Paul Farley on November 26, 2008 at 10:30pm — 18 Comments

Save the Dream - Crye- Leike offers help for those facing foreclosure

Hey everyone, I just wanted pass on some great information on an initiative that Harold Crye and Dick Leike have asked us to be involved in. Crye-Leike REALTORS wants to help those facing foreclosure. We can use our contacts with lenders and financial counselors to assist those in trouble with their house payments. If you know of anyone in need - please have them contact me for assistance. Check out the… Continue

Added by Karen Crowson on November 25, 2008 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Hey friends

To all my friends who have sent me best 'wishes', chain letters,

'angel' letters or other promises of good luck if I forwarded

something,

NONE OF THAT STUFF WORKED!

Could you please just send gasoline,

cash, Vodka, chocolate or airline tickets instead?

Thank you

Added by Bud Lidzy on November 23, 2008 at 5:49am — 8 Comments

"I Can Push Your Luck Button for You!"--well, somebody needs to...

That was the delusional quote I was greeted with earlier tonight...only if it's a GOOD luck button you wanna push. I could certainly stand for somebody to push my GOOD luck button. Work has been working me like my name is Jorge' and I don't have a green card. I think my love life must've been stolen and lost somewhere out in the Tull Bottoms. And I have too many people asking me for money! So, go ahead, push my GOOD luck button!…



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Added by Anita Williams on November 23, 2008 at 3:46am — 3 Comments

Neighborhood Christmas Caroling Hit and Run - Sat, 12/20

See http://www.mysaline.com/events/neighborhood-christmas for the details and a place to RSVP.



We decided in another discussion called Christmas Party Gig that instead of… Continue

Added by Shelli Russell on November 21, 2008 at 8:30pm — 13 Comments

Benton City Council Agenda - November 24, 2008 * 7:00pm @ Benton City Hall

Benton City Council Meeting

Regular Session

November 24, 2008

7:00 PM

AGENDA





I. Call to Order * Mayor Rick Holland



II. Invocation * TBA



III. Pledge of Allegiance * Alderman Brad Moore



IV. Roll Call * City Clerk Cindy Stracener



V. Approval of Minutes - November 10, 2008



VI. Youth of the Month - Lacey Brooks * MYAC



VII. Employee of the Month - Marion Orender (Street Dept) * Alderman Bill… Continue

Added by Brad Moore on November 20, 2008 at 4:39pm — 3 Comments

Totally Free Watercolor classes at Library

Totally Free Watercolor classes at Library: Once a month at both Benton and Bryant Library. I like to try my hand at art, but never was all that good. I am not saying that I am really good now, but this is my fifth attempt at watercolor after taking 3 lessons at the library. You just show up, everything is furnished. I really like this medium better than any other that I have ever tried. I thought it would be the hardest. (In the preview, the picture looked stretched lengthwise. I had to… Continue

Added by Thelma Edwards Poole on November 20, 2008 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Childhood memories



My brother sent me this picture today asking us (he sent it to all my siblings) if we could identify where this pic was from. A flood of memories I didn't even know I knew came flooding in. Wow, a picture can sure stir long forgotten stuff. We moved from there when I was 5. Here is my reply to him:



That is Kermit Texas! I remember when they threw turkeys off the roof of the courthouse at thanksgiving.aside (You can see the… Continue

Added by Bud Lidzy on November 18, 2008 at 9:06pm — 9 Comments

Watercolor Seascapes by Thelma, Shelli & Gracie

I went with my mom and my daughter to another watercolor class with instructor Carolyn Voss.



This one was at the library in Benton, but she holds classes at the library in Bryant also.



The classes are one a month for each location.



We have done African animals and underwater life before. This month, we were doing Seascapes.



Come with us in December! I'll post the date when I find out.



Thelma's Cape Cod shore with lighthouse…

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Added by Shelli Russell on November 15, 2008 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

I am not a cat person!

I want that understood up front. I never had them as a kid (my mom told me they would give me ring worms). My wife is a cat person. She has always had a slew of them around. Well, I am now left with the care of 2 cats and my old dog Peanut. Neither Peanut nor I was very happy about the arrangement. One of the cats has, I am sure, some kind of social disorder and I rarely see it. It generally stays hid Lord knows where. The only evidence I see of it is the occasional fluff of hair (Himalayan)… Continue

Added by Bud Lidzy on November 14, 2008 at 6:26am — 10 Comments

What I've Lurked so Far.......

Haven't lurked around quite enough to know exacctly what's going on around here but I suppose if it's my blog I can say whatever as long as I'm keeping the pool clean.



I was very interested to see the Midtowne Church group. I had not heard of it. (Don't panic - I don't get out much) I was telling some friends at work about it and about this website. Everybody here seems nice so I told them I thought i might go. At least one of them says she wants to go (I told her about the donuts!)… Continue

Added by Cindy Corbitt on November 13, 2008 at 8:45pm — 5 Comments

Cliff Lee = 2008 AL Cy Young Award Winner

Congratulations to Cliff Lee for being named the 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner. A prestigious honor for one of Benton's favorite sons.

It is a remarkable and stark comparison between his 2007 season and his dominance in 2008.

God bless Cliff Lee, his wife, kids, friends and fans.

-Brad

Added by Brad Moore on November 13, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Come Do Watercolor With Me Tonight

Benton Library, 6pm. We're doing seascapes. Just bring yourself unless you have a favorite brush or picture to work from. Let me know!

Added by Shelli Russell on November 13, 2008 at 12:13pm — 4 Comments

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