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Momentum turns Lady Panthers' way for sweep

October 10, 2012

The Benton Lady Panthers were down 24-16 to the Texarkana Lady Razorbacks in the first set of their match Tuesday night in 7A/6A South conference play at Benton Arena. The Lady Panthers would not lose the first set scoring the last 10 points of the match to win it 26-24 and propel them to a 3-0 sweep of Texarkana. After the first set, the Lady Panthers used their momentum to take the next two 25-15 and 25-19.
"That's the crazy thing about volleyball, the momentum can switch just like that," Benton Coach Brandy Chumley said snapping her fingers.

Benton School Board elects new officers, approves 2 percent pay hike for employees

October 10, 2012

Benton School Board elects new officers,
approves 2 percent pay hike for employees

by Lynda

Brad Bohannan is the new president of the Benton School Board.
Bohannan was elected to that position in a board meeting Tuesday night at the district's Professional Development Center.
Other new officers of the board are Heath Nix, vice president; and Paul Viner, secretary.
The reorganization of the board was the final action item taken in the meeting.
The past president, Jeff Morrow, who conducted the meeting, expressed appreciation for the support received during his term.

Royal Players honors salute volunteers actors, musicians and technical crews

October 10, 2012

Benton’s Royal players celebrated the end of its 2011-12 season with its fourth annual awards program — the Ben-Tonys — on Saturday night.
"Nobody's Business," an original play by Benton physician Sam Taggart, was the big winner for the year.
The play — written, produced and directed by Taggart — won Ben-Tonys for best show and best director and tied for best set with the Neil Simon comedy "Barefoot in the Park."

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