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Harmony Grove girls fall in tournament

December 28, 2011

The Harmony Grove senior high girls basketball team got back to work on Tuesday when they traveled to Carlisle for the Carlisle Christmas Tournament. The Lady Cardinals got things under way against Maumelle, but the outcome was not very good as they fell 55-39 Tuesday morning.

“It was a sloppy, early-morning game,” head Lady Cardinals’ Coach John White said. “Both teams finally settled in later on.”

Lady Miners drop opening game of classic

December 28, 2011

The Bauxite Lady Miners came back from their week and a half break and lost 60-49 to the Magnet Cove Lady Panthers on Tuesday in the Jessieville Christmas Classic in Jessieville.

“We didn’t play really well,” Bauxite Coach Josh Harrison said. “Magnet Cove played with a lot of effort and intensity [Tuesday] and we didn’t match theirs today.”

The Lady Miners (9-4) didn’t have a problem scoring in the first quarter finishing with 19 points, but defensively, Bauxite couldn’t stop Magnet Cove, allowing it to score 18 points in the opening quarter.

Stars shine bright for Bryant youth

December 28, 2011

Almost $15,000 was raised for the Bryant Boys and Girls Club at the inaugural Starlight Gala, presented by Landers of Benton and organized by the Bryant Rotary Club.
“We could not be more pleased with and grateful to our community for the overwhelming support at this event,” Suzanne Passmore, executive director of the Bryant Boys and Girls Club said. “Landers of Benton, Bryant Rotary and so many others went above and beyond to make this a successful event to benefit our kids.”

Bryant City Council to meet Dec. 29

December 28, 2011

An alcohol tax, plans for Raymar Road South, and the approval of a patrol fleet plan for the Bryant Police Department will be among the numerous topics addressed late Thursday at the Bryant City Council meeting.
The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at the Boswell Community Complex, 210 S.W. Third St. in Bryant and it is open to the public.

Wright set for mental evaluation on Wednesday

December 28, 2011

Marissa Lynn Wright of Traskwood, who recently admitted to killing two men since 2008 and burying them in her backyard, is expected to complete a mental evaluation on Wednesday.
Wright, 50, is expected to be transported to a state hospital for the mental exam or license doctors could make the trip to Grant County jail where she is being held without bond.

Ashton Lee Hobbs

December 28, 2011

Ashton Lee Hobbs, 6 of Benton, flew to heaven on Dec. 27, to be with Jesus.  He was born August 13, 2005 to N. Pradhan and Felisity Light Powell.  Ashton loved the mountains of Wyoming, loved to fly and playing with his puppy Dragon Lady.  Ashton was also fond of Mary Ann Durham whom he referred to as Granny and Merlene Wegner as Mimi. 
He is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Marian Hulsey of Benton and Dorothy Hobbs of Malvern and his older brother, Randy Hobbs of Hot Springs.

Melvin R. Burks

December 28, 2011

Melvin R. Burks, 82, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 26. He was born on April 11, 1929, in Adamsville, Tennessee.
In 1947, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he achieved rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. In this role he was a forecaster at the U.S. Naval Weather Service unit, issuing weather briefings to all departing pilots.

John D. Parish, Jr.

December 28, 2011

John D. Parish, Jr., of Sheridan, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, at home at the age of 72. He was born August 1, 1939 in Greenwood, Mississippi, the son of the late John D. Parish, Sr. And Emma Dennis Moore Parish. John was a graduate of Mississippi State University and a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. A lifelong Presbyterian, John was serving as an Elder at the Central Presbyterian Church in Pine Bluff.

Hazel Viola Greer Stroud

December 28, 2011

Hazel Viola Greer Stroud, 88, of Benton died Monday, Dec. 26, at Ridgewood Health Center.  She was born on April 16, 1923 in Bauxite, to the late George T. and Julia Greer.  Mrs. Stroud was a homemaker and a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, B. L. Stroud, five brothers, and two sisters.
She is survived by one son, Jerry Greer and wife Janice of Traskwood; step-son Larry D. Stroud and wife Missy of Little Rock; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

No Pujols, no problem: Cardinals sign Beltran at bargain

December 28, 2011

This whole not having Albert Pujols retire with the St. Louis Cardinals thing keeps getting easier and easier. It was announced on Thursday that former Cardinal killer Carlos Beltran signed with St. Louis on Thursday with the signing being announced sometime after the holidays.

A free agent outfielder who most recently played for the San Francisco Giants after being traded from the New York Mets last year, Beltran hit a combined .300 for the two teams with 22 home runs and 84 RBIs in 142 games.

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