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Polar Bear Plunge incorporates Mardi Gras themed fun

SNOW LAKE — Residents of the Snow Lake community gathered at Snow Lake Shores community beach on Saturday afternoon to raise money for charity. The group hosts an annual Polar Bear Plunge, where individuals plunge into the icy waters of the lake in return for sponsorships. The money raised benefits charities within Benton County. Each […]

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Snow Lakers to host Polar Bear Plunge in Mardi Gras style

SNOW LAKE — An event planned for this weekend at Snow Lake will combine festive entertainment and helping others. Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. is the appointed hour for the community’s traditional Polar Bear Style Plunge. At the event, participants will take a plunge into the icy cold waters of the lake. Before plunging […]

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Snow Lakers plan ‘Polar Bear Dive’ for February

Mayor Calvin Hightower, at left, has been a part of the polar bear style plunge for years. File photo from New Year’s Day 2012.   by Joyce Leggett Brock   SNOW LAKE — For several years running, residents of Snow Lake Shores have organized a chilly tradition that benefits charity. On the appointed day – […]

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Sheriff’s Department, community organizations, reach out for Christmas

by Joyce Leggett Brock ASHLAND — Each year, the Benton County Sheriff’s Department coordinates a toy drive benefitting children in need in Benton County. With the help of other community organizations, this year was one of the most successful yet. The Dollar General store in Ashland partners with the Sheriff’s Department each year. Donation boxes […]

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Angels deliver Christmas cheer to Ashland Elementary

by Joyce Leggett Brock ASHLAND — When one person who cares meets another person who cares, great things sometimes happen. At Ashland Elementary, good things are happening for a number of students following a chain reaction that passed from one caring person to another caring person until it would be almost impossible to track the […]

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United Way needs are up

There are always people in need and that means Chickasaw County needs United Way now more than ever. United Way provided $115,719 of assistance to 33 agencies serving people from Chickasaw County last year and those agencies have requested roughly $177,650 this year. “Our goal this year is $2.3 million for United Way of North […]

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