Archive - Jun 2013
At the end of the 2012 baseball season, the St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinal Nation were left with the sick feeling of what could have been after losing a 3-0 lead in the NLCS against the Giants. A team that wasnâ€™t supposed to make it and then proved everyone wrong, once again, was back in the spotlight only to fall before the big dance.
Now that the 2013 season is well underway, the Cardinals are turning heads again. With the best record in baseball at 35-18, St. Louis has blown through opponents with ease while losing very few games.
BENTON â€“ The Benton McClendonâ€™s were up in both games of their doubleheader against the AAA Texarkana Razorbacks in American Legion baseball action on Friday, but ended up with 10-9 and 2-1 losses to fall to 0-3 on the young season.
In Game 2, Benton was up 1-0 with two outs and runners at second and third, with an 0-2 count when McClendonâ€™s catcher Shawn Beesley overthrew his pitcher Hunter McDade, which resulted in the tying and winning runs to come around the score, when no one was backing up. Benton Coach Brandon Wake thought he had seen everything in his years coaching baseball.
The Saline Courier is planning a special section in June, to be written by you.
A Day In the Life is a unique addition to the Courierâ€™s Sunday edition and will chronicle a typical June day in Saline County through the eyes of our readers. We have selected Friday, June 7, to essentially watch, learn, listen and chronicle the comings and goings of Saline County.
Saline County Moose Lodge 2567 will host its annual Buddy Carter Rib Cook-Off Saturday, June 8, at the lodge, located just off Interstate 30, 12 miles southwest of Benton.
Entry for up to a five-person team is $50. The contest is open to anyone. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams.
The public is invited to attend, with trophies awarded at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m.
Pit passes cost $8 and will allow patrons to sample all the ribs from the various entries.
A bake sale and dessert contest also are part of the event.
Entry fee for the dessert contest is $15.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Gov. Mike Beebe is ordering Arkansas flags to be flown at half-staff to honor a sheriff who died while attempting a water rescue during flash flooding last week.
Beebe said Tuesday that flags will be flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter of Waldron.
Carpenter died alongside Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Officer Joel Campora on Friday while trying to save two women from flash floods.
Carpenter was 41. He is survived by a wife and four children.
The governor says Arkansans owe Carpenter a debt of gratitude for his bravery and heroism.
Local law enforcement officers will wait tables for tips Thursday night at the sixth annual Tip-A-Cop event at Colton's Steakhouse and Grill in Benton.
Between the hours of 5 and 10 p.m., police officers from throughout Saline County will wait tables, and all tips will go to benefit Special Olympics.
Clayton Chase Magby, 82, of Benton passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013.Â He was born March 22, 1931, in Hot Springs.
Mr. Magby was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from Alcoa and a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Buell Magby; a brother, Donald Magby; and two sisters, Geneva Miller and Ellavonne Burks.
Marguerite Rosa Besancon, 99, of Benton passed peacefully through the gates of heaven on May 31, 2013. Born Feb 23, 1914 in Little Rock, she was a 1932 graduate of Little Rock Senior High and of the Lutheran faith.
She worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C., and the state of Texas, then established a career as an excellent colorist at Kings Photo Studio in Killeen, Texas, before moving back to Little Rock.
Jenny Bridges Skorupa, age 53, of Bryant went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 30, 2013m at St. Vincentâ€™s Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was born Sept. 3, 1959, at Millington Naval Air Station in Millington, Tenn., to the late Joseph Kindell Bridges and Franca Redini Bridges. She was a special education teacher with the Bryant School District for 20 years and a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant. She loved scrapbooking and making cards.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse, Mark Skorupa.
Paula Sue Smith passed away Friday, May 31, 2013, at the age of 60.Â
She lived most of her life in Saline County where she was loved by family and friends.
Paula was a member of North Bryant Baptist Church.Â She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Erin Leah Keim; her parents, John L. and Mary Lou Smith; and a brother, (John) Leroy Smith Jr. All are of Saline County.