Archive - Apr 11, 2011
Winnie C. Mandrell, 75, of Benton passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Saturday, April 9, 2011.Â
She was born May 23, 1935, in Roswell, N.M.Â
Mrs. Mandrell was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband, James Mandrell; daughters, Tony Leathers, Jeannie Henderson and Krissy Blackwell.Â She was very devoted to them all her life.Â She loved her grandchildren, Cody, Tidy, Nicole, J.T., Karie and her two great-grandchildren, Taylin and Paxton.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
As the Masters Tournament came to an end Sunday in Augusta, Ga., I couldnâ€™t help but think of a baseball game I went to years ago.
One Christmas, my family bought me two tickets for a game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
As someone who grew up playing baseball, this was an unbelievable gift, and one I was fortunate enough to enjoy with someone else.
As soon as I saw the tickets, I knew the only person I wanted by my side at that game was my friend Chris, whom Iâ€™ve known since we buddied up on the kindergarten playground.
After defeating El Dorado 14-2 Friday, the Benton Lady Panthers will face Greenbrier, the defending 5A State Champions, today at home if it doesnâ€™t get rained out first.
â€śThey are a very good ball club,â€ť coach Eric Ryan said. â€śWe will be tested today but games like today is what is going to make us better.â€ť
Expected to pitch today is Lauren White, who pitched against Greenbrier last year.
â€śShe had a very good outing against them and has really come along this year,â€ť Ryan said. â€śShe has shown more maturity this year and she has good control of her pitches on the mound.â€ť