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Lady Cardinals make State despite loss

May 7, 2012

SEARCY – The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals made easy work of Bald Knob on Friday, winning 7-0 to guarantee them a spot in the 2012 3A State Tournament that starts Thursday in Harrison.

The Lady Cardinals were held scoreless in the first inning, but broke out the bats in the second, scoring three on one hit, two errors and a hit by pitch, to take an early 3-0 lead.

After putting up zeros once again in the third and fourth, the Lady Cardinals scored four more runs in the fifth to seal the deal, beating Bald Knob 7-0 to move into the second round of the 3A Regional Tournament.

John Douglas Willis

May 7, 2012

John Douglas Willis, 67, of Hope Mills, North Carolina, formally of Benton, passed away Wednesday, May 2, at the Durham VA Medical Center.  He was born on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945 to  Winfred and Margie Lovell Willis.  John was a veteran of the United States Army and Vietnam War; 18 year employee of Aloca, Benton; Wrenn Handling, Fayetteville, North Carolina and his most loved job, a Baptist Minister for years.
John was preceded in death by his father, WR “Boogle” Willis, brother in laws, Kenneth Murders and Larry Parker, and two granddaughters, Virginia and Elizabeth.

Dr. Carl F. Matlock

May 7, 2012

Dr. Carl F. Matlock, 76, of Benton passed away May 4, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.  He was born July 23, 1935 in Bismarck to the late Howard F.

Dr. Ed Hollenbeck

May 7, 2012

Dr. Ed Hollenbeck of Benton, a retired Cumberland Presbyterian minister and a former executive director for the Benton Public Housing Authority, died Friday, May 4, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. He was 82.
Dr. Hollenbeck served pastorates at numerous Cumberland Presbyterian and United Methodist churches in Arkansas. His most recent pastorate was at the Cumberland Presbyterian Fellowship, located in Bryant, where he continued to be active as long as his health permitted.

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