Archive - Apr 2012
BENTON - The Benton Panthers came into Fridayâ€™s match against the conference leading Sheridan Yellowjackets looking to continue their winning ways after routing Texarkana on Tuesday. That is exactly what the Panthers did as they beat the Jackets 5-0 to move into a tie for first in the 6A South.
Though the Panthers got past the Jackets, the scoreboard was full of zeros until the bottom half of the sixth inning. Coulton Lee shut down Sheridan for seven innings on his way to tossing a complete-game shutout to get Benton to 3-1 in conference play and 10-4 overall.
Maurine Hankins McGugan, 95, of Benton died Sunday, April 1.Â She was born April 13, 1916 to Arthur and Carrie Hankins in Pine Bluff.Â
Maurine graduated from Ouachita Baptist College and taught second grade for several years.Â She lived 50years in Benton and the last 11 years at Fox Ridge of Bryant.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ernest McGugan in May of 1995.Â
â€¨Betty Lou Van Horn Barnett, 83, of Ten Mile Community died Saturday, March 31. She was born Aug. 31, 1928, to Gladys Mills Van Horn and Ross Van Horn in Edinburg, Texas. Betty moved to Lonsdale at an early age. She married Vester Barnett on Dec. 7, 1947. She was a charter member of TOPS Arkansas No. 296 in Benton and a member of Lonsdale Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years; brothers, Robert and Richard Van Horn; and two daughters, Sharon Clark and Carla Miller.