Archive - Aug 2011
Kathy Dickens Shaw, 61, of Benton, passed away Saturday, August 27, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.Â She was born January 1, 1950 in Little Rock to the late Joe Neil and Margaret L. Dickens.Â She obtained a Masters Degree from UALR.
She is survived by a daughter, Kelly Bridges of Haskell; brother, Joe Dickens of Benton; grandson, Hunter Bridges; niece, Sarah Dickens; sister-in-law, Jan Dickens; two best friends, Cherilyn Shane and Judy Ellis, and many other friends.
Mildred M. Cox, 94, of Benton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27.Â She was born May 20, 1917, in Dardanelle.Â Mrs. Cox retired from Timex and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in England.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Ezra Kelly and Hattie Edith Stewart; husband, Coy Cox; son, Arnold Lewis Cox; her two brothers and her sister.
She is survived by her son, Kelly Cox; daughter, Troy and her husband Billy C. Graves of Cabot; sister, Ima Jean Yelton of Kentucky; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The Benton Lady Panthers defeated Malvern in four games (25-18, 19-25, 25-17, 25-18) on Monday for their first win of the regular season.
In the first game, Alex Williams had two kills, Erin Jackson had a kill and Kristen Ryan had a kill. Williams also had an ace and junior Sarah Carrter had an ace. Courtland Kaufholtz had two aces.
In the second game, Williams had two kills, Morgan had four kills, senior Hayley Ferguson had one and sophomore Allison Reynolds had two.
Ferguson had one ace and Williams had two aces.
The Bryant Lady Hornetsâ€™ volleyball team started Spikefest 2011 on Saturday with a sweep (25-18, 25-13) of the Magnolia Lady Panthers at Little Rock Christian Academy.
Bryant followed with a split with the Little Rock Christian Lady Warriors (16-25, 28-26) and swept Little Rock Hall Lady Warriors before getting a rematch with the defending state champion Bentonville Lady Tigers in tournament play. â€śWe started the day looking really good against Magnolia,â€ť Bryant coach Beth Solomon said. â€śThe girls were hitting hard and digging up almost everything.â€ť
Johnny (James) William Hunnicutt, 78, of Benton, passed away Sunday, August 28.Â He was born March 21, 1933 in Benton to the late Will Hunnicutt and Marie Garner.Â Mr. Hunnicutt worked in maintenance at the Arkansas Human Development Center.Â He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and five sisters.
Willie Rubin Richmond,66, of Benton, passed away Saturday, August 27.Â He was born September 21, 1944 in Benton.Â Mr. Richmond was retired from Alcoa and a U.S. Army Veteran.Â He was preceded in death by his parents, Fait and Josephine Richmond; step-son, Don E. Leslie and two brothers, Curtis and Ray Richmond.
John Wesley Prickett, 80, of Bryant, died Friday August 26.
He was born March 30, 1931 in Bryant.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Wesley Prickett and Fay Rowland Prickett of Bryant; and his brother Max Prickett.
He graduated from Bryant High School in 1949 and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1956. John was an avid baseball player in his youth with The Bryant Rebels and contracted to play professional baseball in Greenville, Mississippi in the Cotton States League from 1950 to 1953. He was a U.S Army Veteran.
HASKELL â€” The Harmony Grove Cardinals heading into their second season as a football team. With a finishing record of 2-8 last season, including blow-out wins over Poyen and Cutter Morning Star, the Cardinals are looking to double their wins and try to stun some teams in 2011.
The preseason for the Cardinals ended on Thursday with a three team scrimmage at Cardinal Stadium. With Woodlawn and Cutter Morning Star participating, the Cardinals looked to get some much needed work in. That's exactly what they did.
The Benton Panthers finished off their preseason on a little bit of a shaky note heading into the final week of preparation before the 2011 season. Head coach Scott Neathery played his starters for only one half against Malvern on Tuesday. After playing two 15 minute quarters, the Panthers and Leopards were knotted up at 10-10. Benton could have scored more with a little more focus on the field.
â€śWe are still a little sloppy,â€ť Neathery said. â€śWe still need to polish up.â€ť
The Benton girls and boys golf team finish second out of four teams at a nine hole tournament at Sheridan.
For the girls, Grace Lile shot a 48, Kaylen Presnall shot a 50, Braxton Chumley shot a 52, Kayla Payne shot a 54 and Karli Lipinski shot a 57.
They girls finished second to Lake Hamilton, who shot a 148 as a team. Benton shot a 150 and Sheridan shot a 157.
For Sheridan, Brooke McMellan shot a 46, Camden Nutt shot a 53 and Judy Brown shot a 58.
â€śWe just got to get a couple girls down there in the 40s,â€ť coach Chad Pitts said.