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Archive - Nov 2012

November 23rd

Maurine A. Mills

November 23, 2012

Maurine A. Mills, 99, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, November 21.  She was born September 7, 1913 in Haskell.  Mrs. Mills retired from the Arkansas Health Care Center and a member of Northside Church of Christ. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Lola Atchison; husband, Roy E. Mills; brother, Lester Atchison and three sisters, Ethel Mitchel, Bessie Lee Burnett and Vida Westbrook.

Tony Allen Waters

November 23, 2012

Tony Allen Waters, 49, of Paron went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 21.  He was born January 7, 1963 in Little Rock. Tony was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He loved the outdoors.  His wonderful personality and great sense of humor will be greatly missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Waters and brother, Wendall Waters.

Debbie Griffith Crook

November 23, 2012

Debbie Griffith Crook, 52 of Avilla, went to be with the Lord on November 20. Debbie was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a people person and was loved by many.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Eugene and Juanita Presson, one brother; James, and her first husband; Ralph Griffith.
She is survived by her husband; Rick Crook, three sons; Ricky Griffith and wife, Amber, Randy Griffith and Cody Crook of Alexander.

Drew Nicole Melton

November 23, 2012

Drew Nicole Melton, 17, of Benton, passed from this life on November 21.  She was born March 22, 1995 in Hot Springs, to Fred “Ted” Melton and Susan Melton Jacobs.  Drew was a senior at Benton High School and worked at Arkansas Bone and Joint in Bryant.  She loved playing all sports, including Golf, Softball, (short stop extra ordinair), Volley Ball, Basketball and her dream, to be on a Swim Team.  Her plans were to attended University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in the fall.

November 21st

Bucket list wish comes true for thankful resident

November 21, 2012

It may be a long way to Baton Rouge, La., from Bryant, Ark., but a hot air balloon ride can bridge the distance and the decades between them.
Deborah Saucier, 59, remembers being a 10-year-old lying on the grass of her yard of her Lousiana home, her younger brother close at hand.

'Operation' defines 'giving' in whole new light

November 21, 2012

The meaning of GIVING has taken on many different definitions in the course of its existence.

Panthers off to fast start

November 21, 2012

The Benton Panthers got off to their second consecutive 8-0 scoring start in defeating the Searcy Lions 59-39 at Benton Arena on Tuesday night. The Panthers also got off to an 8-0 start in their 68-43 win against Beebe in the first game of the year last week.

AHC maintenance men take a plunge for Saline County Toy Commission

November 21, 2012

Three members of the Arkansas Health Center maintenance staff agreed to jump off the pier into the AHC pond if fellow employees donated at least $300 to the Saline County Toy Run. Once the goal was reached, a fourth employee promised to jump if another $100 was raised.
The employees donated $400, and Tuesday afternoon the staff held the men to their promise. Chuck Pearson, Fred Santoff, David Webb and Stanley Dempsey, fully clothed, jumped into the murky pond. Members of the Haskell Fire Department attended the event to ensure the safety of the jumpers.

Ken Young Co. donates profits in 7th charity build to CJCOHN

November 21, 2012

Ken Young and wife Jo have made their mark on the homebuilding industry in Saline County.
They take pride in Ken Young Company's ability to build quality homes that provide attractive, quality homes for county residents. But there's a lot more to the couple's success than simply counting the houses that Ken built.
They have incorporated into their lives a practice of sharing their success with others. In fact, they recently donated all of the profits from a new residential construction project to Churches Joint Council on Human Needs.

Thanksgiving memories of a dog and a turkey

November 21, 2012

We all have Thanksgiving memories that are close to our hearts. Memories of going to Grandma and Grandpa's house, the scent of freshly baked pies, the turkey roasting in the oven.
As a child of older parents growing up in Colorado, my mom and dad never really liked the cold. After my father's retirement, they became "snowbirds" and moved to Arizona. With my three brothers living in different states, I was a young adult on my own, so I was very excited when my boyfriend at the time asked me to join his parents for Thanksgiving.

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