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January 24th

Kenneth Holdman

January 24, 2013

Kenneth Holdman, born Jan. 22, 1938, of Benton, went to be with our dearly beloved father in Heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:15 a.m., having reached his 75th birthday. Both Ken and his wife are members of Fellowship Bible Church in Benton.
Ken was an avid golfer and a devoted father, husband and grandfather and his spirit will be celebrated in Heaven as well as on Earth.  He finished out his final round of golf having set the standard for all those who follow in his footsteps.  

Janie Nanette Goodman

January 24, 2013

Janie Nanette Goodman, 56, of Benton passed away Monday, Jan. 21, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She was born July 9, 1956, in Benton to the late Oscar Truman “Slim” Wilson and Jo Renee Wilson Kennemur.
“Nan” graduated from Benton High School in 1974 and was of the Baptist faith. She loved gardening, crystal hunting and trips to the lake and ocean.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Truman “Buster” Wilson; one sister, Wanda Kay Wilson; her mother-in-law, Sara Goodman; one sister-in-law, Susan Berk; and one nephew, Blake Taylor.

Emma Lorene Clardy

January 24, 2013

Emma Lorene Clardy, 1-day-old daughter of Heath and Hannah Wiley Clardy of Glen Rose, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.  She was born Jan. 16 in Little Rock. 
Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Heath and Hannah Clardy; sister Ellie Faye Clardy; grandparents William and Ginger Wiley and Mervin and Betty Clardy; great-grandmother Opal Faye Clark; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mary Mildred Barnes

January 24, 2013

Mary Mildred Barnes, 93, of Bauxite passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, at Saline Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1920 in Mercer County, Pa., to the late Charles and Pearl (Small) Williamson. Mrs. Barnes was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Sardis. Mrs. Barnes was a very loving mother. She loved reading her Bible and loved all of her grandchildren very much.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Barnes, two sisters, and one brother. 

Bauxite buries Ashdown in 2nd half

January 24, 2013

BAUXITE – Sophomore Ben Madison scored 16 points, senior Tyler Hill added 12 points, and the Bauxite Miners won its third consecutive conference game with a 46-37 victory over the visiting Ashdown Panthers.
In the first half, both teams came out and struggled to put the ball through the basket. After the first quarter of play, Bauxite (12-5, 6-1 conference) led Ashdown 8-7. Three-pointers by Madison and junior Hunter Holder were the only field goals in the quarter for the Miners, leaving Head Coach Mark Smith frustrated with his team’s offensive efficiency.

January 23rd

Cardinals run out of time

January 23, 2013

FOUNTAIN LAKE - After finishing the first half of conference play at 5-2, the Harmony Grove Cardinals have done a total 180 since getting back to work. After having their return game against Perryville canceled due to inclement weather, the Cardinals went on the road to Mayflower and lost 70-57. On Tuesday, the Cardinals continued to spin downward, falling to Fountain Lake on the road 59-54.

Lady Miners pound Panthers

January 23, 2013

BAUXITE – Behind 16 points from senior Mary Crow and another 16 by junior Amy Etheridge, the Bauxite Lady Miners handled the Ashdown Panthers in convincing fashion with a 64-45 win Tuesday night.
Junior Allison Tackett also poured in 13 points and senior Makayla Blanchett chipped in eight points, as Bauxite (13-5, 6-1 conference) continues its strong conference play.
“I thought offensively we got in a pretty good rhythm,” Head Coach Josh Harrison said. “We did a pretty good job of moving the ball and shot pretty well tonight.”

Hornets down Wolves

January 23, 2013

BRYANT- The Bryant Hornets made nine 3-pointers in a 65-52 victory over the Lake Hamilton Wolves on Tuesday night. The Bryant Hornets improve to 13-7 (2-4) on the year.
“We’re going to have to be a team that does shoot it well,” Bryant Coach Mike Abrahamson said. “It’s hard work. There’s a comfort level out there that we haven’t seen all year in terms of our shooters.”

Duo brings Benton back

January 23, 2013

BENTON – It didn’t look promising for the Benton Lady Panthers on Tuesday night, but they remained undefeated in 7A/6A South conference play with a 33-29 victory over the El Dorado Lady Wildcats at Benton Arena. Besides a 3-2 lead at the 5:54 mark of the first quarter, the Lady Panthers wouldn’t lead again until sophomore guard Braxton Chumley hit a 3-pointer with 4:41 left in the fourth to give Benton a 28-27 lead.

January 21st

Troyce Thelbert Halpain

January 21, 2013

Troyce Thelbert Halpain went to be with the Lord on Jan. 19. He was born to Callie and Homer Halpain on Nov. 5, 1931, and raised by Prudy and William Hall. He attended Collegeville Church of the Nazarene on Hilldale Road. He was deeply loved by his children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed by all. Except for God and family, his first love was his music. He loved to play and listen to his children sing. He worked hard and gave 100 percent at every job and everything he did. We were so blessed to have had him in our lives.

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