Fire fighters raise funds for food pantry

Raymond Scott, Treasurer of the Sesser Fire Fighter’s Association presents a check to Kirk Packer with Sesser Valier Lifeline.  Members of the Sesser Fire Department collected $1609 by holding a boot drive at the Sesser 4-way stop.  Funds will be used to purchase food for the local food pantry and will help many in the Sesser area.

Benton students collect items for food pantry


The Benton High School Fellowship of Christian Students/Fellowship of Christian Athletes club recently collected food items for the Benton Ministerial Alliance food pantry.

The students had read that the food pantry was running low this fall and wanted to do something to help. It was completely their idea.

Items were donated by Benton High School students and faculty in their classrooms at the school.

In addition, items were collected at the gate at the home football playoff game against Robinson this year. Ultimately, several hundred items were collected and donated.

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