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Archive - Dec 3, 2012

Benton Senior Center offers activities five days a week

December 3, 2012

By David Ufford

Almost every time you turn on the TV, you see news of some medicine being recalled or having caused physical distress.
However, there is good news — a no-cost, no-risk way to improve your health: It's called laughter.
Humor and laughter have been proven to activate the immune system, and it increases the killer cells that attack viral infected cells and some types of cancer and tumors. One report says laughter seems to tell the immune system to “turn it up a notch."

With power comes responsibility

December 3, 2012

By Jennifer Joyner

The other day I was shopping with my 2-year-old son, and as we often do, we ended up in the toy section. Dylan and I walked the aisles, and he picked up toy after toy. Each of which flashed a series of colorful lights and spoke, made sound effects or played music when you pushed a button.
He particularly enjoyed a rocket ship that counted down, lit up, and then made noises like it was blasting off.
Another favorite was a mechanical Mickey Mouse that played music as the figure hit his hands on a drum and danced.

Out of the Box: Appreciating the chaos

December 3, 2012

By Camille Nesler

So many times in life we tend to take the good things for granted. Our
family, children, friends, home…the list goes on and on. Certain
people become so much a part of us that we think they’ll always be
there when we need them. We don’t ever stop to think, “What would
happen if I lost all of this?”
We only think of what we had when it’s gone…and then it’s too late.
The truth is, we should never take anything for granted. Not a single
person and not a single day. Yes, everyone knows this. But sometimes,
we’re reminded in ways we’d rather not be.

Bryant withstands pressure

December 3, 2012

The Bryant Lady Hornets overcame 19 turnovers to defeat the Maumelle Lady Hornets 39-27 in the second round of the OrthoArkansas Tournament at Central Arkansas Christian on Friday night. The Lady Hornets played well defensively, holding Maumelle to just 22 percent shooting, while hitting double that, 44 percent.
"We executed in spurts," Bryant Coach Brad Matthews said. "You still have to be able to execute with the pressure and getting into the passing lanes. I'm proud of our kids. They have some good talent over there."

The Bryant Lady Hornets softball team defeated the Mount St. Mary's Belles 11-0 on Wednesday at the...
The Bryant Hornets baseball team fell 3-2 to the Catholic Rockets at Lamar Porter Field in Little...
The Bauxite Lady Miners routed St. Joe's 16-0 on Tuesday in Conway. Valery Cotton went 3 for 4 at...


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