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Archive - Jan 13, 2012

Things to do in Saline County this weekend

January 13, 2012

It's weekend time and the weather may be cool but there are some hot things to do the next couple of days.

PURE TALENT

The Young Players, the youth division of Royal Players, will present the school version of "Les Miserables" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a matinee show at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Bauxite Lady Miner Alaina Crouse is helping out in a big way as the only senior

January 13, 2012

Bauxite Lady Miners’ senior forward Alaina Crouse isn’t shy when it comes to shooting 3-pointers and that’s ok with Coach Josh Harrison.
“She shoots the ball extremely well and a lot of times in clutch,” Harrison said. “She doesn't think a whole lot about it. She just sees that she's open and she shoots it. That's big to have. It's good to have a couple girls that don't have a lot of conscience when it comes to shooting.”

SMH, Arkansas Heart Hospital begin cardiac care partnership

January 13, 2012

A large assembly of local leaders gathered Wednesday morning in the atrium of Saline Memorial Hospital's Health Education Building to hear an announcement that has the potential to change the future of the hospital.
Arkansas Heart Hospital has joined with SMH in an alliance that interim CEO Carla Robertson called "the partnership we've dreamed of."
Dr. Bruce Murphy, CEO and president of Arkansas Heart Hospital, announced the agreement at Wednesday's news conference.

RIVALRY RENEWED: Harmony Grove and Glen Rose back in same conference

January 13, 2012

Sports rivalries in Saline County have been apart of the counties history for many years. From Benton and Bryant to Bauxite and Glen Rose, Rivalries run deep in the blood of Central Arkansas sports.

Lady Hornets start conference 2-0

January 13, 2012

The Bryant Lady Hornets improved to 2-0 in 7A Central conference play when they defeated the Van Buren Lady Pointers 49-46 on Tuesday in Van Buren.

Up 47-46 with 10 seconds left, Bryant’s Kiara Moore hit two free throws to seal the game.

“My kids played really well,” Bryant Coach Brad Matthews said. “The Democrat [Gazette] ranked Van Buren second in class 6A. Any time you win on the road, it’s a good win.”

Sexual misconduct alleged at Bryant school

January 13, 2012

Bryant Police Department is investigating an incident of alleged sexual misconduct involving a student and a teacher at Bryant High School.
Sgt. Todd Crowson said at press time that no arrests have been made. He noted that for now, the claims are simply allegations and said the name of the teacher accused in the incident is not being released.
"Due to the ongoing investigation in this case, we cannot at this time release any details regarding the alleged incident," Crowson said. "However, we will release further information that we can regarding this case as the investigation continues."

Wallace Henry Wyeth

January 13, 2012

Wallace Henry Wyeth, 68, of Maumelle died Wednesday, Jan. 11. He was born in Dermott on Oct. 3, 1943, and grew up in McGehee. He was the son of Robert and Linnie Hesselrode Wyeth.
He received a master's degree in education from the University of Arkansas, was employed at Blaylock Threet Engineers as a production manager, and was owner of the former Goodtime Video Store of Little Rock.
He was a member of the Maumelle Planning Commission for more than 25 years and a member of the Orient Express Mystery Book Society. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mary E. Rochelle

January 13, 2012

Mary E. Rochelle, 85, of Benton passed away Jan. 12. She was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Granville, Okla., to the late Nonnie and Marshall Emerson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Boyd L. Rochelle.
She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Grant and husband Bud of Benton; her son Bob Rochelle and wife Teresa of Plainview; her grandson, B. J. Grant, of Benton; and her granddaughter,Mandy Tropf and husband Shane of Little Rock.
In keeping with the wishes of Mrs. Rochelle, no service is planned. Cremation arrangements are through Ashby Funeral Home in Benton. 

Frances (Pinegar) Callahan

January 13, 2012

Frances (Pinegar) Callahan
Frances (Pinegar) Callahan, 73, of Benton died Wednesday, Jan. 11. She was born Dec. 21, 1938, in Hope to the late Gene and Lucille Shope Pinegar.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lynn; and her grandparents, Jeff and Willie Shope and Gene and Nannie Bell Pinegar.
She is survived by her sons, Jeff Esry of Benton and Sam Callahan of Paron; a brother; Jerry Pinegar of Missouri; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Robert "Bob" Reynolds

January 13, 2012

Robert "Bob" Reynolds, 88, of Benton, went to meet his Heavenly Father on Jan. 9, 2012.  He was born April 25, 1923, to the late Monroe and Ida Mae Reynolds and raised in Prattsville.
Mr. Reynolds was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Mabelvale, where he served many years as a deacon and Sunday School superintendent.

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