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Archive - Mar 2012

March 19th

Willie J. Robertson

March 19, 2012

Willie J. Robertson, 74, of Alexander passed away Friday, March 16. He was born April 61937 at Navy Landing to Joe R. and Mary Illa Fisher Robertson. He was a very loving and faithful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He loved spending time with his friends and family outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Willie was also an avid Texas Holdem player, and was a member of the Collegeville Volunteer Fire Department for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David Ray Robertson.

Christine Bennett

March 19, 2012

Christine Bennett, 84, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 15. She was born August 9, 1927 in Little Rock, to the late Christopher and Eula Mae Lawhon Rauch. She worked for St. Vincent in Telecommunications for 42 years were she retired and was a member and church clerk of Baseline Missionary Baptist for 48 years. Christine was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whom loved to cook for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Wallace Bennett and two brothers, George and Kenneth Rauch.

Elva Louise “Lou” Hester

March 19, 2012

Elva Louise “Lou” Hester, 92, of Benton passed away Wednesday evening, March 14, 2012, at Saline Memorial Hospice House at Bryant.
She was born Oct. 9, 1919, to Albert V. and Rosebud Greenway Barnette at Blocher, Ark. She was a graduate of Fountain Lake High School and a member of Grape Chapel Church of God.
Mrs. Hester was preceded in death by her husband, Rogie L. Hester; her parents; her brother, Walker Barnette; and her stepmother, Etha Lee Barnette.

Bill Brotherton, Jr.

March 19, 2012

Bill Brotherton Jr., 69, of Benton passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
He was born May 5, 1942, in Bauxite to the late William E. Brotherton Sr. and Arie Green.
Mr. Brotherton was a disc jockey in his early years and worked at the Arkansas Health Center for 35 years.
He was an avid fan of the Razorbacks, St. Louis Cardinals, and Bauxite Miners.

Moore to seek re-election to council

March 19, 2012

Benton resident Brad Moore has announced candidacy for a 5th term as Ward 4/Position 1 Alderman on the Benton City Council.
Moore lists his accomplishments as alderman as actions of which he is proud and which include:
· As chairman, Personnel Committee presented Comprehensive Employee Handbook
(passed unanimously) that is currently used
· As chairman, Personnel Committee presented proposal to settle lawsuit with
AFSCME union (passed unanimously)
· As chairman, Billboard Ad-Hoc Committee presented the "Billboard

March 16th

Lady Hornets dominate in Central opener

March 16, 2012

The Bryant Lady Hornets had no trouble in their first 7A Central conference matchup on the year defeating the Little Rock Central Lady Tigers 14-0 in five innings on Thursday night at Interstate Park in Little Rock.

“We did what I wanted to – came in scored runs and made some great defensive plays,” Bryant Coach Debbie Clark said. “Peyton [Jenkins] did a good job.

March 15th

Bryant needs 10 to win

March 15, 2012

The Bryant Hornets were down by four runs at one point, but battled back for a 5-4 victory in 10 innings over the North Little Rock Charging Wildcats on Tuesday in Bryant to start the 7A Central conference season. Two Wildcat errors in the bottom of the 10th led to the win.

Hornets’ senior Josh Pultro reached on an error by the third baseman when the fielder threw it away allowing Pultro to take second base.

Miners pick up win on pick off

March 15, 2012

The Bauxite Miners had a three-run lead going into the last inning and held on to defeat the Magnet Cove Panthers 3-2 in non-conference action on Monday night in Bauxite.

“We went into the top of the seventh 3-0 and [Magnet Cove] scratched and clawed back into it,” Bauxite Coach Michael Mattox said. “We walked a couple guys, they got a couple hits here and there. They had the tying run at third base with one out.”

Warren Lee Crouch

March 15, 2012

Warren Lee Crouch, age 66, of Bauxite passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2012. 
He was born Oct. 4, 1945, in Benton.
Mr. Crouch served in the Navy and was a retired mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Gladys Crouch; and two brothers, Robert and Ray Crouch.
He is survived by two sons, James Crouch (Elizabeth) of Sardis and Michael Crouch of Bauxite; a sister, Marie Clemmons of Benton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Chad Frederick Clift

March 15, 2012

Chad Frederick Clift, born Dec. 18, 1976, departed this life on Sunday, March 11, 2012.  He was 35. 
Although Chad was a Benton native and a 1995 Benton graduate, he had spent time living in California, Illinois, and Louisiana.  Additionally, Chad traveled the world during his service in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1995 to 1999.

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