Archive - Dec 12, 2012
Emily Anne Mohl, 24, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9.Â Emily was born Sept. 23, 1988, in Little Rock.
Emily was a bighearted, full-time mother who loved a challenge and enjoyed listening to music and cooking. She was of the Baptist faith.Â Her favorite pastime was spending time with Frely, her fiance; her son, Ivan; and her family.Â
Emily was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, George and Nancy Sheppard and "Grandpa" Bill Mohl.
Edward E. Casteel Sr., 64, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 10.
Ed loved spending time with his family and also loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of Temple Missionary Baptist Church for five years and a lifelong member of S & J Hunting Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Bobbie Casteel; and his wifeâ€™s parents, Tommy and Lola Nelson.
Robert Vincent Tucker, 78, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 10.Â He was born Dec. 30, 1934, in Benton to the late Enoch and Hollond Sulton Tucker.Â Robert was retired from AT & T.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeolyn Tucker; a sister, Dorthea Wright; four brothers, Ralph, Conrad, Jack and Norman Tucker; and a son, Ronnie Otts.
He is survived by two sons, Billy Otts of Malvern and Kenneth Otts of Abbott; two brothers, James Tucker and Merle Tucker, both of California; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Hornets hosted the Russellville Cyclones on Tuesday night and sent them back home with a 53-43 defeat as the Hornets capitalized on the Cyclonesâ€™ aggressiveness. Bryant made 25 of 32 (78 percent) free throws opposed to Russellvilleâ€™s 5 of 8.
â€śIt was probably the ugliest game Iâ€™ve ever been associated with in terms of offense,â€ť Bryant Coach Mike Abrahamson said. â€śWe both played really good defense, we both had each other scouted well. Both sets of kids did a great job of taking away our offensive looks.
BAUXITE â€“ The Bauxite Lady Miners started 7-4A conference play right with a 52-41 win over the Nashville Lady Scrappers on Tuesday night at Fred Dawson Gym in Bauxite. A slow first half led to a stagnant game early, but the Lady Miners woke up in the second half.
Bauxite (8-4, 1-0 7-4A) jumped to a 10-2 lead to begin the game, but the Lady Scrappers scrapped their way back to make it a 13-8 Nashville deficit at the end of one. The Lady Miners would go into a lull in the second quarter getting outscored 10-5 resulting in a tie, 18-18, game at the half.
BAUXITE â€“ The Bauxite Miners played an all-around game to open their 7-4A conference season with a 49-33 victory over the Nashville Scrappers at Fred Dawson Gym on Tuesday night.
â€śWe played really well,â€ť Bauxite Coach Mark Smith said. â€śProbably the best weâ€™ve played this season. It was a good time to start out with the first conference game.â€ť
The Miners (5-4, 1-0 7-4A) didnâ€™t get off to a good start as the Scrappers couldnâ€™t miss leading 14-3 early and finished the first quarter with a 16-7 lead over the Miners.
FAYETTEVILLE - Bret Bielemaâ€™s first official Arkansas Razorbacks hire is the coach coordinating Bielemaâ€™s last two defenses at Wisconsin.
Chris Ash, Wisconsinâ€™s defensive coordinator in 2011 and 2012 and Wisconsinâ€™s defensive backfield coach in 2010, becomes Arkansasâ€™ defensive coordinator, new Arkansas Coach Bielema announced Tuesday.
Bielema, the Wisconsin Badgersâ€™ head coach from 2006-2012 and their defensive coordinator in 2004 and 2005, was hired last week to succeed John L. Smith, the interim coach in 2012 after former Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino was fired last spring.
HASKELL - After two miserable seasons of Harmony Grove Cardinal basketball, first-year head coach Dexter Hendrix seems to have the program going in the right direction. After falling in the season opener to Poyen, the Cardinals had won 7 of 9 entering Tuesday.
With an undefeated 5-3A conference record entering the night, the Cardinals stayed unbeaten in conference play with a low-scoring victory over the visiting Fountain Lake Cobras. With less than 60 combined points scored on the night, the Cardinals walked away with the 34-23 victory.
HASKELL - The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals have had a tough go at the conference season thus far in 2012, dropping the first two 5-3A contests this year. After losing to Perryville in a 67-44 blowout, Mayflower came to town and sent the Lady Cardinals into a 0-2 hole with a 33-28 win.
An argument at a home in Bryant late Sunday allegedly led to a man fatally stabbing another, authorities said.
Itzamanna Jiminez-Jasso, 34, of Bryant is being held in the Saline County jail facing a charge of second-degree murder and is scheduled for a bond hearing Wednesday in Benton District Court.
According to Bryant police, about 9:40 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a home in the 100 block of SE 3rd St. after receiving a call concerning a physical altercation involving a knife.