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October 14th, 2014

HOLLENBECK: Southern mother rules against chewing in public places

October 14, 2014

I don't like gum-chewing, probably because that's the way I was brought up. It offended my set-in-her-ways Southern mother, who taught me that it just wasn't ladylike to "chew" in public.

She wasn't talking about tobacco. She meant Dubble Bubble, Spearmint, Dentyne, Juicy Fruit and any other of the popular brands on the market.

The Doublemint twins — who reigned over the TV commercials in earlier years — could claim whatever they might, but Mamma wasn't buying it for her daughter.

HOLLENBECK: Oh, the halls of ivy — how you've changed

October 14, 2014

College customs are markedly different today from what they were during the "old days."

By that I mean specifically the time of my youth. And I particularly refer to the rules and regs for females in school housing.

I've thought about this recently when I became aware that my youngest granddaughter, now a college freshman, is living in a co-ed dorm.

Granted, males and females aren't roommates — at least not yet — but if as much change occurs in the future as has occurred in the past few decades, that's not terribly unlikely somewhere down the road.

Edna Ruth Burks

October 14, 2014

Edna Ruth Burks, 89, passed away Oct. 11, 2014, in Benton.
She was born Nov. 2, 1924, to the late William and Minnie (Spence) Bramlett in Russellville. She was a homemaker and co-owner of the 6411 Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Dalton Burks Sr.; and two sons, Richard Tyra and Bill Conway.
She is survived by two sons, James Dalton Burks Jr. of Benton and Carl Tyra of Troy, Mont.; two grandchildren, Tracie Conway and Michael Tyra; one niece, Suzanne Burks Gray; and other relatives and friends.

Past restaurants tell story of Benton's colorful history

October 14, 2014

Eating out in a restaurant is something families have enjoyed for decades in the local area.

Benton's historical accounts include references to many eating establishments that once operated in the city. Among these were the Corner Cupboard Cafe and the Lone Star restaurant, shown in the accompanying photos.

 A look back at some of these eateries will be the focus of a PowerPoint presentation Thursday night at a meeting of the Saline County History and Heritage Society.

Steve Perdue, who oversees the local history department of the library, will conduct the presentation.

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