Archive - Aug 2011
Cliffâ€™Don Braydon Raper, infant son of Casey Don and Reâ€™Becca Jean Skeen Raper, of Texarkana, Arkansas died August 19, in a local hospital.
Cliffâ€™Don was born August 19, 2011, in Texarkana, Texas.
BRYANT â€” At the 2011 Salt Bowl Press conference, Bryant head coach Paul Calley said the Hornets would be utilizing more of a passing game than what some fans might be accustomed to.
And in Mondayâ€™s scrimmage against Pine Bluff, the Hornets stayed true to his word as they marched down the field in their opening drive for a touchdown.
â€śWe utilized that short passing game,â€ť Calley said over the phone Tuesday morning.
George Carroll Dicus, 74, of Benton passed away Monday, August 22, after a long illness and surrounded by his adoring family who lovingly cared for him in his final months. George was born May 19, 1937 in Little Rock, the son of the late Lonnie and Audrey Dicus.
Stephen Richard Lentz, 67, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 20, at his home in Rowlett, Texas, after a lengthy illness.Â He was born July 20, 1944, in Sandusky, OH, to the late Ralph Frederick and Constance Joan Camp Lentz.Â He was a graduate of Ohio University and was employed by AT&T/Lucent for 34 years.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Gary Lentz and step-daughter, Kelley Page.
Walter C. Brannon, Jr., 59, of Hot Springs passed away November 13, 2010.Â He was born June 14, 1951 in Paragould to W.C., Sr. and Louise Brannon.Â Walter was predeceased by his parents and son, Trey Brannon.
He is survived by two daughters, Ceci McFee of Hot Springs and Angela Niblett; sister, Anna Smith of Benton, six grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.
Ulysses Glen â€śButchâ€ť Hardwick, 74, of milemarker 123 in Bryant, went to be with our God in Heaven on Friday, Aug.Â 19.Â
He was born March 9, 1937, in Sasakwa, Okla., to Guy and Lucille Hardwick and was the second oldest of four children. In his early adult years he served in the U.S. Navy where he played baseball.
From the Navy, he was scouted to play Triple A Ball for the then Kansas City Athletics (now the Oakland Athletics).
Harold â€śLacyâ€ť Landers, 84, of Benton passed away Friday, Aug. 20, in Bryant.
He was born June 28, 1927, in Benton to the late Virgil and Josie Landers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers and sisters, Ralph Landers, Vera Landers Lorenzo, Watt Landers, Carl Landers, Lucy Landers Crawford and Bob Landers; and a granddaughter, Lorie Black.
The Benton Panthers kicked their season off Friday with their annual Maroon and Gray game at C.W. Lewis Stadium. With packed house on one side of the field and a partially packed side on the other, one would think it was a regular season football game. Too bad it was not. It was just a scrimmage.
BENTON â€” If there was ever a year where the Benton Panthers should run away with the season, it should be this year. With a squad made up of 18 seniors (10 boys and eight girls), the Benton tennis team should have no problem with their competition.
Especially since most of the squads they will be facing have almost no returning starters, including last yearâ€™s winners Lake Hamilton (boys) and Sheridan (girls).
Bentonâ€™s senior led team is due to the recruiting efforts of a core group of players about four years ago when they were freshman.
The Harmony Grove Football Cardinals opened the pre-season on Thursday night with the Second Annual Red and White game at Cardinal Stadium.
Only two years into a football program and the Cardinals are already looking like a somewhat mature football team.
â€śLast year no one could hear and pads wee popping in the stands,â€ť said Assistant Head Coach Benji White.
â€śWe want to hit people this year.â€ť
The Cardinals started the scrimmage with a nice 50-yard pass from starting quarterback Matt Hollson.