Archive - Mar 2011
Billy Ervin Kee, 77, of Haskell passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Conway Regional Medical Center.
Billy was a veteran of the Army having served in the Korean War, was of the Assembly of God Faith and was an avid outdoors man.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Jimmie Sue Kee; his parents, Freeman Kee and Mabel Gross Kee; and his sister, Geneva Mathews-McClure.
The Rev. James L. âJimâ Harrell Jr., 65, of Benton took his heavenly flight to his eternal home March 21, 2011.
He was born in Alameda, Calif., July 7, 1945.
The Rev. Jim Harrell graduated from Watson Chapel High School and went on to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He then attended the Little Rock Missionary Baptist Seminary and the Minden, Louisiana Baptist Seminary. He pastored for 46 years including Baptist churches in South, North and Central Arkansas.
After winning the Tournament of Champions in North Little Rock last weekend, the Bryant Lady Hornets are taking the show on the road for spring break
Starting Thursday, Bryant (7-1, 1-0 7A Central) will be in Clarksville, Tenn., for a tournament lasting through Saturday. If they play like they did against Mountain Home on Saturday, the Lady Hornets are sure to impress the competition.
Most of my time spent working as of late has been at the ballpark.
Letâs face it, everyone would rather be doing something else, sometimes anything else, than work. But, when your desk is the bleachers and thereâs a concession stand a few feet away, it makes working a little more tolerable.
Spending time watching all these baseball and softball games has reminded me of a million little things I loved so much growing up. There hasnât been a game where I havenât seen or heard something that takes me back, and I chuckle a little inside.
St. John Neuman (Fla) posed no problem for Bryant Monday, as the Hornets cruised to an easy 8-2 win in seven innings at Sanford, Fla. Bryant scored two runs in the third, four in the fifth and two in the sixth while St. John Neuman scored a run in the third and the sixth inning.
After giving up a run in the third, the Hornets came back in the bottom half of the inning to score two runs thanks to a passed ball and a single by Landon Pickett.
Bettye M. Gray Corley Smith Carson died Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Colfax Reunion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Little Rock and lived most of her adult life in Sulphur, La. She moved to Colfax, La., in 2005 with her husband Elton Carson.
She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from McNeese State University in 1980. She worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Education as an auditor of School Cafeterias.
Ethel Janiece Jordan, 76, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Benton, passed away on March 17, 2011.
She was born July 29, 1934, in Alexander to the late Clora and Homer Stuckey.Â
She married Doyle Dean Jordan on Feb. 19, 1952. They had one child.
She is survived by three brothers, William Harold Stuckey of Dayton, Ohio, Willis Henry Stuckey of Williamsville, Mo., and Wilford Harvey Stuckey of Sheridan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle; son, Albert; and two sisters, Merlene and Salathia.
Cleo Elizabeth Hays Lawson, 90, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, morning March 20, 2011, at the Arkansas Hospice at St. Josephâs Hospital in Hot Springs.
âMimiâ, as she was lovingly named by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was born in Gravel Hill in White County on Dec. 29, 1920. She was the third child of Edward and Flossie Hays. Cleo and her husband Vestil were married Sept. 17, 1938.
Head coach Kirk Bock and his Bryant Hornets will be in sunny Florida this week for spring break, playing in a tournament outside of Orlando.
But the trip wonât be all fun and games.
The defending 7A State Champions are looking to iron out some bad habits before getting into the thick of the season.
Bryant (6-2, 2-0) arrived Monday in Sanford, Fla., after leaving from Pine Bluff, where they lost to Watson Chapel 9-8 in the finals of the Billy Bock Classic on Saturday.
WICHITA, Kan. â It had been so long since Wisconsin-Green Bay had to win a close game, coach Matt Bollant tried to simulate tight late-game situations for the Phoenix in practices leading up to the NCAA tournament.
The Phoenix showed Sunday they havenât forgotten how to come through in the clutch. Kayla Tetschlag scored 24 points and fifth-seeded Green Bay extended its winning streak to 21 games, beating Arkansas-Little Rock 59-55 in the first round.