Archive - Apr 2011
Emily LuVenia Newcomb Hurliman was received into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus at the age of 91 on April 19, 2011, in Benton.
LuVenia was born Nov. 20, 1919, in Saline County to Lee and Mary Church Newcomb.
With a two-game lead in the 6A South, Bryant is looking to distance itself from the competition in a doubleheader with Van Buren today.
Weather permitting, Bryant will host Van Buren beginning at 4 p.m. However, head coach Mike Bock said there are a handful of options âdepending on what the weather does.â
If needed, Bock said both teams could play today at UALRâs Curran Conway Field, or the Hornets could jump on a bus and head to Van Buren.
Also, the game could be rescheduled for tomorrow at either Sheridan or Van Buren.
âI donât think there was a game played yesterday in the state,â Benton head coach Eric Ryan said Thursday morning after Wednesdayâs storms postponed the scheduled game between Lake Hamilton and the Lady Panthers.
Benton (18-5, 9-1 6A South) will play at Texarkana Friday at 5 p.m. The game against Lake Hamilton has been moved to Thursday, May 5. Ryan said they considered moving the game to today, but with more bad weather expected to hit this afternoon Ryan didnât want to risk it.
Ryan said Texarkana has really improved throughout the year and are a âscrappy bunch.â
Emma Jean Walters, 91, of Malvern passed away April 18, 2011, at Hot Spring County Medical Center.Â
She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Benton to Dave W. and Rosa (Halsted) Dove.Â She was a homemaker and a member of Third Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband, Samuel H. Walters; and infant son, Larry Walters; three great-grandsons; brothers, David, Robert, Charles and J.W. Dove; and sister, Rachel Collier.
The Bryant varsity boys soccer team finally had it.
On Monday night at Bryant stadium the boys finally were on the receiving end of a one-goal win against Little Rock Central. Bryant had suffered a one-goal loss in Little Rock to start the 7A Conference schedule.
Controversy ensued even before the ball was placed in play. Central forgot to bring their away jerseys so they had to wear white, forcing the Hornets back into the locker room to change into their blue jerseys.
BAUXITE â After giving up four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Harmony Grove coach Brandon Kelly called timeout and met with his players on the mound.
âI pulled the infield in and told them nobody was hurt,â Kelly said. âThe lead wasnât safe, so it was time to bear down and get out of it.â
Harmony Grove relief pitcher Bodie Harris would get out of the inning by picking off Bauxiteâs Austin Harris at first base and striking out Tanner Bates to end the inning.
BAUXITE â In what was an otherwise even matched game Monday, a disastrous fifth inning resulted in the Miners losing their second straight game going into todayâs Senior Day against Harmony Grove.
Bauxite (11-11, 2-4 4A-7) fell 10-3 to Mayflower (3A) Monday after losing 11-4 to Nashville (4A) Friday.
However, head coach Michael Mattox said, with the 4A-7 District Tournament approaching next week, âAll it takes is one game to sparkâ a winning streak.
The Sheridan Yellowjackets are in a bad funk right now and arenât hitting or playing as well as they were to begin the season.
Their skid continued Monday night with a 5-3 loss to Lakeside at home.
âWe just arenât playing real well right now,â Sheridan coach Mike Moore said. âWe got some things going mentally. We are thinking too much and trying too hard.
âWe need to simplify some things and get back to some basics and fundamentals.â
Bobby Lee Hobbs of Mabelvale passed away Friday, April 15, 2011.
He was born Aug. 17, 1931, in Little Rock.
Margaret L. Dickens, 89, of Benton, passed away April 14, 2011, in Bryant.Â She was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Memphis, Tenn. to the late Milus and Ella (Dowell) Bryant.
Her husband, Joe Neil Dickens, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Joe Dickens; daughter, Kathy Shaw, both of Benton; two grandchildren, Sarah Dickens and Kelly Bridges, and one great-grandson, Hunter Bridges.
The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday at Christ Episcopal Church in Little Rock with The Rev. Scott Walters and Rev. Kate Alexander officiating.