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Fort Smith hospital uses music to alleviate pain

May 17, 2013

The staff at Sparks Regional Medical Center tries to alleviate their patients' pain in a variety of ways — including through the power of music, thanks to a local volunteer.
David Bruce, 65, spends his afternoons as a hospital volunteer playing hymns on his diatonic harmonicas to staff and patients alike in the main entrance, in hallways and in patients' rooms. He learned the hymns, which fill up two thick, three-inch music books that he carries around the hospital along with his harmonicas, when he attended First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith with his parents as a child.

Panther duo to be Greyhounds

May 17, 2013

BENTON – The Benton Panthers had a historic year this past season, winning a school-record 27 games opposed to just three losses, and losing in the semifinals of the 6A State Tournament. But the Panthers wouldn’t have had their historic year, which included an undefeated 14-0 South Conference schedule, without two players who are trading in their paws for a different species.

Howell taking power north

May 17, 2013

BRYANT – Former Bryant senior Brooke Howell provided plenty of power for the Lady Hornets in her All-State career. Howell is now taking that power to north Arkansas as she signed to play volleyball for the Williams Baptist Lady Eagles (Walnut Ridge) on Wednesday at Bryant High School.
In fact her power became legend after one of her spikes hit an opposing player above the shoulders which resulted in a trip to the emergency room. Bryant Coach Beth Solomon said Howell was definitely the hardest hitter she’s ever coached.

 

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