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  • Mandy Haynes
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    Benton, AR
    You never know what is in store when entering their doors. Sure you can always bank on sheets, towels, and cooking gear. Beyond that?! It's always a treasure. You could be looking at pet treats, to gardening decorations, to snacks you never knew existed. There's always a good deal to be had, because you never pay full retail. Another fun stop that I could spend hours in.
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    Benton, AR
    Holy moly, I love this store! Where else can you go to buy Christmas decorations in late summer? Need to make a shirt?! They have them. How about a necklace, got you covered. Floral arrangements? Yep. Decorations reasonably priced? Yep have those too. Seriously a fantastic store that I could spend hours in!
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    Benton, AR
    Great burger place, and a fun atmosphere. Good for families and friends after work. The food is delicious! Check out Red Robin.
  • Mandy Haynes
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    This used to be our favorite place to eat when we were in Branson. Then they came here and boy were we excited. Steak burgers, custard, hot dogs, you name it, this is the burger place for you. Excellent food and it's quick.
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    While this place may seem expensive, and the food good, you're really going for the experience. Bring any little one that has an obsession with trains along and they will be delighted. It's a good place to get some lunch or dinner. A little train on a rail on the ceiling will bring you your food. They have a wide variety of food and drinks. They have little play places while you wait on your order. Honestly a great place to bring kids and family when you want burgers, grilled cheese, and fun. Great place to hold parties.
  • Mandy Haynes
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    Benton, AR
    While the occasional slow service leaves you questioning your visit, don't let that stop you. This place is a local favorite! The food is fantastic and very reasonably priced. Their English muffins are to die for! The wait staff is extremely friendly, some just need a refresher on multi-tasking. Love it there!
  • Mandy Haynes
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    Always deliciously consistent, super friendly staff, and great prices. We visit at least twice a month. Our favorite Mexican restaurant by far.
  • Mandy Haynes
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    Benton, AR
    Salem Dairy Bar is an old fashioned family style drive in. Simply put, amazing. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. The wait may take a bit, but it's completely worth it.
  • Mandy Haynes
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    Benton, AR
    Play Town is an indoor play center that allows kids ages eight and under to have the best time. There are 16 different interactive areas that target children's imaginations and make believe. Parents can join in as well. It's a kiddie sized whole little town. Memberships are available for savings plans or single passes are available at great prices. Bring a snack or purchase one from their store of goodies and toys. Great time for kids!

    Located at 19800 I-30, Benton, AR 72019. Phone 501-794-5677 for more information.
  • Amanda White
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    Benton, AR
    The picturesque Benton Courthouse sits in the center of the Downtown Benton area. The square consists of several mom and pop shops, delicious food, and the Royal Theatre. There’s plenty of history surrounding the heart of the Benton community.
  • Jessica Plouch
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    Benton, AR
    Did you hear the news? Saline County will soon be welcoming Newk's Eatery! Newk's Eatery will be opening in the Hurricane Creek Village Shopping Center located behind Tacos 4 Life in Benton.

    Currently, we have not heard of projected open dates but look forward to having a new restaurant in town! Welcome to Saline County Newk's Eatery!
  • Jessica Plouch
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    DQ Grill & Chill is coming to Benton in the Hurricane Creek Village Shopping Center! DQ will be located toward the back of the shopping center just behind Academy and Kroger and next to Pie Five Pizza. DQ Grill & Chill is hoping to open by the end of the year!

    You Scream Holdings, LLC is the franchisee for the venture. You Scream Holdings, LLC already has franchises in Little Rock, Sherwood, Conway, and Cabot. DQ Grill & Chill will be a great addition to the shopping center! Whenever they do open their doors, I will be there often!
  • The Benton area is gaining a new restaurant off I-30. Freddy's Frozen Custard is set to open in the Shoppe's of Benton. The date that it will open has not been announced yet, but Benton residents are excited for the new changes. Residents are also anticipating the arrival of Red Robin, but construction has not begun. Within the past two years Benton has seen a lot of new things come their way which has left the economy thriving!
  • With the winter season beginning the River Center has taken down the water rock climbing wall and replaced it with the water obstacle course. If you have not yet been to the River Center to check out the swimming area then I would highly recommend doing so. It has a children's shallow pool ( one ft. deep) that any age child can play in. The pool area of Riverside Park also has a water slide, water features, play equipment, competition pools, diving boards, an inside/outside water slide, and whirlpool. As much as the rock wall was loved it is nice that the River Center will be changing out the water features and keeping everyone excited about what's to come
  • Preparing your home for winter is an important semi-annual activity. What better time to do this than in January? Doing maintenance on your home can prevent costly emergency repairs. For instance, tuning up your heating system before an ice storm hits will keep you from calling out a repair man in the middle of a snow storm for a steep fee (yes...I do speak from experience). Here are some other useful tips to start the year off on the right foot:

    1. Call the heat and air guy out to your house! As I mentioned above it will keep you from making a call later in the season for an emergency. Having them come out to your house twice a year is recommended and it is not costly for them to do this type of preventative maintenance.
    2. Remember to change your ceiling fan settings. I am the worst about remembering this, but it is best to flip the settings on your fan to help your air flow during the summer and winter.
    3. Check the caulk around your windows and doors. If the gap between the window and window frame is larger than a nickel width then repairing the caulk can be a quick fix and it costs less than $10 for a tube at most repair stores.
    4. Clean out your gutters from the leaves and debris. This can build up in the gutters and cause rain to stand on the roof and in the gutters and freeze over night.
    5. Prepare to stow your mower for the winter. Leaving gas in the mower over the winter can cause damage to the engine and it may not start in the spring when you need it.
    6. Call out a chimney sweep or buy chimney cleaning logs at a repair store.
    7. Speaking of your fireplace: Be sure you have your firewood ready, but store it at least 30 feet from your home and in a dry place to avoid a fire hazard.
    8. Snuggle up, invite some friends over, and watch a movie with a cup of hot cocoa. Enjoy the season, because we live in Arkansas, so the hot weather will be back soon.
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Benton.
    Benton, AR
    Recently a family member had their house broken into. They lived in a good neighborhood and took precautions, but still this happened. Most people do not look into extra security for their home until they have a break-in. I don't think that waiting until you have an invasion is a good plan, because then your space already feels violated.

    Have you wondered about extra security measures that you can take? Have you looked into home security systems, but feel they are too expensive?
    I will show you ways that you can protect your home without it taking a lot of time out of your day or buying expensive equipment.

    1. Motion Detection Lighting
    You would think that a robber would like to have some lighting to help them get into a home, but actually they are pros at breaking into a home when there are no lights around. If you keep a front porch light on then this could scare potential robbers away, but it can get expensive to keep lights on around your home at all times. Instead, look into motion detection for your front porch and even on the sides and back of your home that click on when someone gets near. Motion detection has advanced over the years and there are many options that let you choose how long the light stays on and what distance you want it set for. This will prevent the light coming on every time a squirrel runs through your yard.

    2. Vacations
    This last thing that you want after you get home from a vacation is to see that your house has been broken into. If someone sees that your home has been empty for days, then they will think of it as an easy target. Prepare for the time away from your home by asking a neighbor, family member, or friend to check in on your home. Also, keep a light on inside the home and when someone comes to check in ask them to turn off the light that you left on and turn on a light in a different area of the house.

    3. Home Security Systems
    Have you looked into home security systems and felt that were too expensive? Don't worry there are many options still available for you! There are some home security systems that do not require a contract to be signed or a professional to install the equipment. One such system, that I have used personally is called Simpli Safe, which has different plans that you can choose from starting at 14.99. Also, you can choose what equipment you want: carbon monoxide, fire alarm, a door has been opened, window break-in, and install it where you want it.

    These are just a few steps that you can take to protect your home. It is worth the time to look into what else you can do.
  • Selling items on craigslist, facebook, and other social media sites has become increasingly popular. With that popularity has been an outpouring of crimes happening during the exchange, so the Benton Police Department has decided to take a stand to help prevent these crimes. The department has added a safe location spot that is under 24 hour video surveillance for people to use when selling items on the internet. This area is also a great location to do a child custody swap.

    If you take exit 117 and cross over Military Road then the Benton Police Department is located behind the Benton Utilities building. Once you are there then you will notice a "Safe Exchange" sign in the parking lot. See the link below for more details.

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