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Archive - Oct 2011

October 24th

Jacky D. Bearden

October 24, 2011

Jacky D. Bearden, 58, of Benton went to be with his Lord on Oct. 20. He enjoyed deer hunting, music and drag racing.
Jacky attended school at Bauxite and was a member of Boy Scouts and Falcon Club of America. He retired from Enmar-Ameron in 1983 and was also a bus driver for Benton schools. Jacky also served in the Army National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Polly and H.E. Bearden; a nephew, Bobby Mathis Jr.; and a niece, Kayanna Bearden.

Mamie G. Sparks

October 24, 2011

Mamie G. Sparks, 85, of Benton, passed away Friday, Oct. 21.  She was born Feb, 14, 1926, in Malvern. 
Mrs. Sparks was a cook at the Arkansas State Hospital for 33 years. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Cleo Haney; her husband, Marion Sparks; a son, Charles Sparks; and a daughter, Ethel Brothern.

Samuel B. Ray

October 24, 2011

Samuel B. Ray, 89, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Benton. He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Nashville, Tenn., to the late William Doak Ray and Eva Ray.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Doak Ray II; and a nephew, William Doak Ray III.

HOLLENBECK: Life with pets is challenging but absolutely never, never dull

October 24, 2011

Living with pets presents unusual challenges at times.
Sometimes the challenges can be BIG, particularly if humans get involved and the humans don’t happen to be on the friendly side of the animal.
Case in point: A flooring project done at our house a number of years ago.
The work entailed ripping up old carpet to replace it with a vinyl-like floor that looked like hardwood.
Everybody at the carpet store was wonderful in accommodating me in what I wanted.
There were no problems until the actual work started.

The Bryant Lady Hornets went 2-1 over the weekend at the Beebe/Cabot Tournament. Falling 4-3 to...
The Bauxite Lady Miners went 2-1 in the Beebe/Cabot Tourney on Saturday. Bauxite defeated Greenwood...
The Benton Panther baseball team defeated Arkadelphia 9-2 and Cabot 6-5 on Saturday in the Central...

 

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