It was only three hours past midnight Monday when Rachel Fitzhughâ€™s alarm buzzed, jolting her from sleep to ready herself for work. That required an hour of everyday preparations before pouring herself into scrubs, backing out of her driveway at precisely 4:30 a.m. and easing out of the cul-de-sac of her quiet Benton neighborhood.
Everett Buick GMC was lauded for amassing the top new vehicle sales in the nation at a banquet Thursday night at the Benton Event Center.
That in itself is a stupendous honor, Everettâ€™s co-owners Dwight and Susie Everett acknowledge.
But there is more to the honor. This isnâ€™t a singular accomplishment for the Bryant dealership â€” itâ€™s the fifth consecutive year that the companyâ€™s sales have been tops in the entire country.
â€śTo do this for one year is great,â€ť Dwight Everett said. â€śFor it to happen five times in a row is amazing.â€ť
Numerous local events have been canceled and/or rescheduled this week because of inclement weather.
Among these were two events for Saline County History and Heritage Society.
The society's board meeting has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, and a presentation that had been set for tonight, Feb. 19, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the society's center in Downtown Benton. That presentation by John Machycek, a book binder, will take next week.
Additional information may be obtained from society spokesperson Shirley Coppock at 501-776-1324.