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August 20th, 2014

Benton church offering way to avoid financial distress

August 20, 2014

First United Methodist Church of Benton is participating in Financial Peace University, a nine-week course designed to provide families and individuals with with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.

Classes meet once a week for a different lesson taught by program founder Dave Ramsey on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.

Advocate group monitoring Alexander juvenile center

August 20, 2014

After an increased number of reported assaults at the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center in Alexander, an advocacy group, Disability Rights Center of Arkansas, is now monitoring the center.

The center has released a report about its findings but will still monitor the center, said Justin Nickels, communications specialist with the facility.

"We hope this report and the recommendations made within will help to move the discussion in the direction of creative and positive next steps toward a truly effective and humane juvenile justice system," according to the report.

Bauxite sells land to state highway department

August 20, 2014

The Bauxite City Council has approved a resolution to allow the sale of small amount of property to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

In a regularly scheduled meeting of the council Monday night, the council members agreed to sell approximately 10 square feet of land to the Highway Department for $100.

Mayor Johnny McMahan said the state agency is interested in enlarging the Rock Island Railroad bridge by straightening out Arkansas 183. The property to be purchased from Bauxite is located past Arkansas Labeling on the left side of the highway, near Bryant.

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