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Archive - May 30, 2012

Benton Parks Commission Outlines Audit Investigation

May 30, 2012

The Benton Parks Commission has compiled a list of specific areas into which the group wants local accounting firm Yoakum, Lovell and Co. to investigate.
The audit was approved by the commission in April following a review of concession stand cash transactions handled by the Benton Parks Department at Tyndall Park in 2011.
The review, conducted by the city of Benton Finance Manager Karen Scott, revealed a lack of documents such as receipts and invoices to track transactions from the fund.

From Tupelo, Miss., to the Royal Theatre, Elvis tribute artist to be back in Benton

May 30, 2012

Award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist and entertainer Tony Witt will be returning soon to the stage of the Royal Theatre in Benton.
A concert by Witt is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and may be purchased by calling KingSized Entertainment at 501-952-6005 or by visiting www.tonywitt.com.

Catcher wows with big numbers

May 30, 2012

BENTON – Senior Benton Panthers catcher Matthew Krikorian may not be the biggest guy on the field, but his size didn’t stop him from posting big numbers this past season. Krikorian signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Central Arkansas (Conway) on Tuesday night at Holland Chapel Baptist Church Life Center in front of friends and family before the Panthers announced their postseason awards.

Aiden Michael Lambert

May 30, 2012

Aiden Michael Lambert, 8, of Glen Rose passed away Monday, May 28.
He was born Sept. 22, 2003, in Little Rock, the son of Jason Vinyard and Lauren Lambert.
Aiden had just completed the second grade at Glen Rose Elementary School.  He was a member of the Benton Baseball Association, Mt. Zion AWANA and attended Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.  Aiden enjoyed fishing with his brother and being on the farm.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Dewey and Margaret Lambert and great-great-grandfather, Buster Cheatham.

Alice Tudor Glover

May 30, 2012

Alice Tudor Glover, 55, of Benton passed away Friday, May 25, in Benton.  She was born April 3, 1957 in Little Rock to Louis and Erma Tudor. 
Mrs. Glover was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and actively involved in various community charities and activities in Benton.  She spent more than 30 years as a beloved and dedicated second-grade school teacher at Caldwell Elementary School in Benton. 
She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Jeanne Glover. 

Willie Pauline Harris

May 30, 2012

Willie Pauline Harris, 96, of Lonsdale, passed away May 28.  She was born Aug. 26, 1915, in Saline County to the late Marshall and Della Shelton Gentry.  Mrs. Harris was a homemaker and a member of Owensville Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Royce Vernon Harris; a brother, Robert Gentry; and a sister, Vivian Brooks. 

Clyde T. (Sonny) Bradshaw

May 30, 2012

Clyde T. (Sonny) Bradshaw, 76, of Benton, lost his courageous battle with cancer at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant on May 29.  Sonny was born Oct. 28, 1935, in Feenyville to Mae and Clyde Bradshaw.  He was the owner of Bradshaw’s Grocery for 25 years. 
Sonny was preceded in death by his only child, Chad T. Bradshaw; his father, Clyde Bradshaw; grandparents, Ernest and Annie Belle Hunter; mother and dad, Mae and Gene Ollar; stepbrother, Gene Ollar; and three nephews, Garry Barnett, Rickey Boley and John Mozisek.

Robert Lee (Bob) Westbrook

May 30, 2012

Robert Lee (Bob) Westbrook, 89, of Batesville, died at his home May 28.  He was born July 16, 1922, to Andrew and Zula Westbrook.
He was of the Baptist faith and attended Parkview Baptist Church in Batesville.
Bob was a World War II veteran, having served under Gen. George S. Patton,  He received four of the five major battle stars during that time, along with other medals. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

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