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ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Panda 2’ packing even more punch

June 9, 2011

Who says animated movies are just for the adolescent crowd? Dreamworks’ newest sequel released May 26, once again has proven that movie lovers of all ages can relate to a Kung Fu-fighting, dumpling-loving panda bear.
Yes, I love action, adventure, romance and comedy with live actors and actresses, but I have found that an amazing animation can inspire the viewer just as much, and even bring a tear to the eye. And that is exactly what Kung Fu Panda 2 brings to the screen: emotion, action, adventure, and a surprising deep plot and sophisticated characters.

Ruby Lee McCoy

June 9, 2011

Ruby Lee McCoy, age 87, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, June 7. She was born April 24, 1924, in Newport.  Mrs. McCoy was an active member in the Benton and Bryant Chapters of the Eastern Star. She cherished her close neighbors and her many friends of the Benton Extension Club and Oak Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. McCoy was preceded in death by her parents, Finis and Ila Roberts; husband of 51 years, Jack E. McCoy, Sr. and her son, Jack E. McCoy, Jr. She is survived by her, daughter, Becky L.

Benton Sport Shop defeats Lake Hamilton 12-7

June 9, 2011

The Benton Sport Shop Legion baseball team defeated Lake Hamilton Tuesday 12-7 at Lake Hamilton High School.
Benton scored seven runs in the first, four in the third and one in the fourth. Lake Hamilton scored a run in the first, three in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth.
Benton had 12 runs on seven hits with three errors and Lake Hamilton had seven runs on seven hits with just one error.
“That first inning was key for us,” manager Johnny Mitchell said. “Their pitcher was throwing a lot of balls and that was what started the game.
“We got base hits at key times.”

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