Archive - Apr 2012
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornets had no problem in dispensing the Little Rock Central Lady Tigers with a 10-0 victory in 7A Central conference action on Thursday in Bryant. The win put the Lady Hornetsâ€™ streak at 28 wins in a row, dating from last season. Bryant is now 25-0 overall and 8-0 in the 7A Central on the season.
Despite a long layoff, the Lady Hornets, two-time defending state champions, did what they do best â€“ win.
Mildred Marnell Cooper, 84, of Benton, died Friday, April 13, in Bryant. Mildred was an active member of Mt Zion Baptist Church in Benton where she served in many organizations. She was a retired employee of the State of Arkansas Alexander Youth Services where she was a Dorm Mother for over 30 years.
William Dorcie Chastain, 84, of Benton passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012.Â He was born July 25, 1927 in Stamps to the late William Jasper and Polly Leona Chastain. Mr. Chastain was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton where he was a member of the sanctuary choir for fifteen years.Â He also served as a former choir director of Galilee Baptist Church in El Dorado, for a number of years.Â Mr. Chastain was a retired electrician from Monsanto Chemical in El Dorado and Alcoa in Benton, totaling forty years of service.
Freddy Ray Martin, 38, passed away on April 16, at his home in Benton. Freddy Ray was born May 20, 1973 to Fred Ray Martin and Charlotte Ann (Summerville) Martin. Freddy Ray loved to play his guitar, singing, hanging out with friends and having a good time. He was big-hearted and kind. He enjoyed spending time with his family and telling stories of his favorite childhood memories like "Hangin' Harry" and driving back roads. Freddy Ray attended Kingdom Hall.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Christopher Martin and one sister; Kelly Martin.
Shirley Chadwell Emberton,67, of Sheridan died Tuesday, April 17.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Emberton of Sheridan; son, David Phillips of Sheridan; daughter, Karen Banks and husband Scott of Austin; Daughter-in-law, Sheila Phillips of Sheridan; step-son, Tony Emberton of Chesapeake, Virginia; step-daughter, Stacy Fausett of Branson, Missouri; Mother-in-law, Thelma Emberton of Sheridan and eleven grandchildren,
A Memorial Service will be held 10 a.m., Friday, April 20, at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Visitation will be after the service at the funeral home.
Lelia Dianne Boyd Treasitti Helm, 63, of Conway lost her battle with cancer and went to be withÂ the Lord on April 16. Dianne was born in Aberdeen Mississippi July 9, 1948, to the late Talmadge Boyd and Bobbie Boyd. Dianne retired from Target after 23 years of dedicated service. Dianne enjoyed being with her husband, Tony, her children and grandchildren who were the joy of her life. DianneÂ really lovedÂ watching her children and grandchildren play softball andÂ baseballÂ for many years.
Dianne is preceded in death by her father Talmedge Boyd.
HASKELL - The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals had a bumpy road through the weekend with three losses, snapping a healthy winning streak. On Monday, the pot holes got bigger as the Lady Cardinals lost their first conference game of the season 2-1 to Fountain Lake, the worst team in the 3A South.
After being down 4-0 early on Tuesday against Bismarck, a team that beat them early in the season, the Lady Cardinals used every bit of fight and heart to battle back for the one run, 5-4 victory.
PEARCY â€“ The Benton Panthers made it 10 wins in a row when they traveled to Lake Hamilton and took down the Wolves 9-6 in 6A South conference play on Wednesday. The Panthers outhit the Wolves 14-8.
â€śWe had a good win,â€ť Benton Coach Mark Balisterri said. â€śIt was the first time we beat Lake Hamilton in six games. Basically it was the first time in three years that we beat them. It was a big win for us.â€ť
"The only thing you take with you when you are gone is what you leave behind." This quote, attributed to John Alston of 18th century England, serves notice to a community that is mourning the passing of one of its beloved physicians. Dr. Brian Sudderth died unexpectedly Monday from an aortic dissection. He was 56.
As word of Sudderth's passing spread throughout Saline County, words of grief and thanks from patients and friends painted a picture of a man who, as one friend said, "was more than a doctor."
Sometimes reading the local news, such as The Saline Courier, can pay dividends or bring great rewards to those in need. This is exactly what happened for the Boys and Girls Club of Saline County on Thursday, thanks to big hearts inside the Rent-A-Center corporation.