Archive - Feb 2012
Kenneth D. Wilson, 58, of Benton died Tuesday, Feb.14, at John L. McClellan Veterans Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born May 15, 1953, in Clinton.Â Â
Mr. Wilson was a retired U. S. Air Force veteran serving for 20 years as an aviation mechanic.Â He then sought to help other veterans by working at the Veterans Hospital.Â His life revolved around his love for God, family, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, J.P. Pope
Bonnie E. Shelnut, 85, a resident of the Fenter community, passed away Tuesday,Â Feb. 14, at Saline Memorial Hospice House.Â She was born July 11, 1926, to Roy and Gracie Hiatt.
Bonnie was a retired LPTN for Benton Services Center and a member of the Poyen Missionary Baptist Church.Â She loved to garden, cook, and travel the countryside.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Andrew Shelnut; a sister, Connie Otts; and two brothers, A.J. Hiatt and Calvin Hiatt.
Duffy Dewey Benning, 80 of Prattsville, died Feb. 13 at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant. He was born July 14, 1931 in Prattsville, the son of the late Delmar Benning Sr. and Leona Ritchey Benning.
Duffy was of the Baptist faith and retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service. He served in Japan, Thailand and Korea and did two tours in Vietnam. After retiring, he graduated from Ouachita Vo-Tech in Malvern and later become the maintenance supervisor and taught at the school for more than 20 years. Duffy loved to fish and do yard work.
Barbara B. Galbraith, 68, of Bryant died Monday Feb. 13. She was born Dec. 4, 1943 in Arkadelphia. She was a retired teacher/librarian for the Bryant Schools, a graduate of Arkansas College (Lyon College) in Batesville, member of the Arkansas Education Association and the National Education Association. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Benton where she served as an elder and a deacon.
Lois Elizabeth Elmore Clayton, 100, died Monday, Feb. 13. Mrs. Clayton was born Oct. 19, 1911, in Magnolia. She was the youngest of eight children born to Dr. and Mrs. A.B. Elmore.
Mary Sue Cousin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Hugo, Okla., at the age of 76. She was born April 30, 1935 in Melville of St. Landry Parrish, La., the daughter of the late Dave Hensley and Viola (Ragan) Crawford.
The first year in office is a busy time for any elected official. For Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs, 'busy' might be an understatement.
Dabbs will present her second address to the people of Bryant concerning her vision for the city will be held Thursday Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. The location for the speech and the city council meeting that follows immediately after at 7 p.m. will be Love Auditorium on the campus of Bryant High School.
LITTLE ROCK - With every beginning, there is an end. Just like the best or worst book in the world, it always ends in one way or another. There is no difference in this yearâ€™s Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals and most of all, this yearâ€™s seniors. After beating the Cutter Morning Star Lady Eagles on Tuesday night in the opening round of the 5-3A South district tournament at Episcopal, the Lady Cardinals found themselves fighting for a bid to the 3A regional tournament.
MALVERN â€“ The Bauxite Minersâ€™ season will continue as they picked up a 41-33 win against the Ashdown Panthers Wednesday night in the 7-4A district tournament held at the Bill Hunt Fieldhouse in Malvern. The Miners qualified for the regional tournament next week, but first have to face the No. 1 team in the 4A conference, Pulaski Academy.
â€śThis time of year itâ€™s a one-game season,â€ť Bauxite Coach Mark Smith said. â€śItâ€™s game to game and our guys, our seniors, we told them if you donâ€™t want your career to be over, youâ€™ve got to step it up.â€ť
MALVERN â€“ It wasnâ€™t pretty, but the Bauxite Lady Miners extended their season with a 55-51 win over the Maumelle Lady Hornets Wednesday in the 7-4A district tournament in Malvern. The Lady Miners now have No. 2 seed and host Malvern tonight.
The Lady Miners (19-9, 11-4 7-4A), the No. 3 seed, looked as if they were going to have smooth sailing when they got up 21-8 after two Mary Crow free throws with 1:29 left in the first half, and leading 23-11 at halftime, but the third quarter and freshman Kamry Orr had other designs.