Archive - Jan 25, 2012
Tension soared during Monday's Bauxite City Council meeting concerning a vacant court clerk/recorder/treasurer position and resulted in a former alderman calling the mayor "a pathetic little man."
The comment was made by Debbie Purifoy who, along with resident Brenda Haney, has openly campaigned for the position since November. The position was vacated by Renee Chastain on Oct. 18, 2011, just months after she was appointed to serve in that capacity. This followed the March 8, 2011, resignation of Gary Duncan,a former mayor.
Doug Curtis is a candidate for the office of Saline County clerk.
He is seeking the Republican Party's nomination in the May preferential primary election.
Curtis is no stranger to county government, having served nine terms on the Saline County Quorum Court.
"I would like to take my experience into the county clerk's office," Curtis said.
"I have been involved with the current county clerk, Freddy Burton, and his staff on many elections and various other projects throughout my tenure as a justice of the peace," he noted.
MAUMELLE â€“ Down three points at the half, the Bauxite Lady Miners routed the Maumelle Lady Hornets in the fourth quarter to take a 66-42 victory on the road on Tuesday in 7-4A conference action. The Lady Miners outscored the Lady Hornets 32-8 in the fourth quarter for the win.
â€śJust went nuts in the fourth quarter,â€ť Bauxite Coach Josh Harrison said. â€śMade a few shots. Got some rebounds and got [Maumelle] overextended a little bit; spread the floor out a little bit and started hitting layups.â€ť
NORTH LITTLE ROCK â€“ The North Little Rock Lady Charging Wildcats were not very gracious hosts as they defeated the Bryant Lady Hornets 54-15 in dominating fashion in 7A/6A Central conference action on Tuesday night in North Little Rock.
The Lady Hornetsâ€™ stat line was all one had to look at to see why they could not get anything going against the Lady Wildcats. Bryant shot seven percent (3 of 42) for the game from the field, 9 of 20 from the free-throw line and committed 18 turnovers, to North Little Rockâ€™s six.
Margaret Ann Young Nelson, 73, of Haskell, passed away Monday, Jan. 23.Â She was born October 19, 1938, in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, a daughter of Bennie Tapley Young and Helen Mathis Young Brown.Â She was a wonderful mother, homemaker, and member of Victory Baptist Church in Haskell.
She was preceded in death by a son Frank Nelson.
She is survived by her husband Ray A. Nelson of Haskell; son, Bennie Steven Nelson of Benton; daughters, Rayann Barry of Little Rock, and Susan Hanscom of Benton; sister, Judy Stearman of Little Rock; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.Â
Michael â€śMickeyâ€ť Morphis, 62, of Benton passed away on Jan. 23, with his family by his side.Â Mickey was born on January 31, 1949 to the late, Hays and Donella Morphis in North Little Rock.Â He served in the Marine Corp. where he received a purple heart.Â Mr. Morphis enjoyed hunting, fishing, guns and the military.Â His greatest joys were time spent with his loving wife, children and grandchildren.Â He was a member of Salem Baptist church for over 20 years.Â Mickey worked at Union Pacific Railroad for over 30 years.
Noel Lewis Beard Sr., 75, of Traskwood, passed away Monday, Jan. 23.Â He was born February 24, 1936 in Gurdon.Â Mr. Beard was a U.S. Marine and worked for Middleton Heat and Air for 15 years.Â He was a member of Glen Rose Missionary Baptist Church and the American Legion.Â Mr. Beard was preceded in death by his parents, David and Elsie Faye Beard; his wife of 46 years, JoAnn Beard; two sons, Noel and Bob Beard and a great-grandson, Gregory Lee Beard.
Ruth Ashley, 86, of Benton, died Sunday, Jan. 22.Â She was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Flemingsburg, Ky., to the late Claude and Eunice (Gordon) Mark. Ruth was a member of Jessieville Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Doyle Ashley; four sons, Samuel, Dave, Russell and Glen Coburn; three brothers, Johnny, Cecil and Kenneth Mark; and one sister, Helen Phillips.
Ruby Burkett Henry Dorrell, 77, of Alexander went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 22, at her home. She was born Dec. 14, 1934, in Lonoke, to her late parents, Carlee and Pearl Cooper Burkett.
Ruby was a retired Realtor and had owned her own construction business, R.L. Hays.
She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2256 and was of the Methodist faith. She loved her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, Ashton Dakota Garrett; one sister, Penny Brown; and one niece, Jenne Brown.
Carolyn Ann Spoonamore Smith, 66, of Sheridan, died Friday, Jan. 20, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock She was born April 17, 1945 at Little Rock, the daughter of the late O.O. and Flora Spoonamore. She was a very active member of First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan, where she was an AWANA leader, choir member, ladies auxillary member, and helped with upward basketball, just to name a few. Carolyn was retired from the federal government and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Clyde Spoonamore.