Archive - Sep 18, 2012
The Bryant Lady Hornets volleyball team competed in the Lady Cyclone Tournament in Russellville over the weekend and though they fell just short of a first-place finish, the Lady Hornets still had a successful tournament.
â€śWe came home with a second-place finish,â€ť Bryant Coach Beth Solomon said. â€śI'm proud of that. I told the girls that we got out of this tournament what we needed. Â I'm sad that we didn't win that last game, but the girls fought hard that game. Â We needed this. Â We needed to see this higher-level play that is more like what our postseason play will look like.â€ť
It took three more weeks than Saline County has been used to the past several years, but Salt Bowl week is officially here. The Benton Panthers and Bryant Hornets kicked off the week with a Salt Bowl press conference at War Memorial Stadium late Monday afternoon in preparation for Fridayâ€™s Salt Bowl at WMS in Little Rock.
â€śThis one is a little bit different in that itâ€™s not the first game of the year,â€ť Salt Bowl organizer Shane Broadway said. â€śItâ€™s Week 4, but this one counts. This is a conference clash and there is a lot more riding on the line than just county pride.â€ť
The Downtown Benton Association is sponsoring its third semi-annual Creative Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22.
"Response to the annual spring festival was so great and such a success the last couple of years that we decided to add one in the fall," said Janet Ausburn, chairperson of the association.
"Saturday's festival will be even bigger and better offering more seasonal items along with other great handmade original crafts," Ausburn said.
She noted that the last festival drew more than 40 vendors.
Shirley May McGinley Evans, 82, of Nashville, formerly of Benton and Bryant, died on Saturday, Sept. 15, at a Nashville nursing home.
She was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Little Rock, to Connell and Lillie Tull McGinley.
She was a graduate of Bryant High School and a longtime bookkeeper at White Furniture in Benton. She was a faithful member of both Benton and Bryant First United Methodist churches.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond E. Evans; a son-in-law, Rick Castleberry' and a brother, Harold McGinley.