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Archive - 2013

March 15th

Local priest reacts to papal appointment

March 15, 2013

Pope Francis displayed enormous humility when he stood on the balcony of the Vatican this week and broke tradition by asking the more than 150,000 spectators to pray for him and bless him before offering a blessing for them, said the Rev. Father Joseph Ejimofor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton.
Pope Francis also declined to be elevated above the other cardinals in the ceremony and chose the name Francis, which has never been used by a pope before, in honor of St. Francis of Assissi, a lover of the poor.

30 mg transformer slated for delivery to Benton Utilities

March 15, 2013

Benton Utilities has purchased what will be the first city-owned transmission and distribution transformer in its history.
The transformer, which has a capacity of 30 megawatts, is scheduled to be delivered Monday morning to what is to become Benton West Substation on Dale Avenue, according to Terry McKinney, general manager of Benton Utilities.
The total estimated cost of the new Benton West Substation reportedly is $3.8 million.

30 mg transformer slated for delivery to Benton Utilities

March 15, 2013

Benton Utilities has purchased what will be the first city-owned transmission and distribution transformer in its history.
The transformer, which has a capacity of 30 megawatts, is scheduled to be delivered Monday morning to what is to become Benton West Substation on Dale Avenue, according to Terry McKinney, general manager of Benton Utilities.
The total estimated cost of the new Benton West Substation reportedly is $3.8 million.

Developer to finish apartment construction after court ruling

March 15, 2013

Saline County Circuit Court Judge Gary Arnold ruled last week that Phase III of Arbor Creek Apartments, owned by Jeremiah Oltmans, is not subject to a 2011 ban placed on apartment construction in Bryant and that Oltmans' request to extend his building permit is not prohibited by the ban.
Oltmans is owner of Oltmans Development Inc.
The developer filed a lawsuit against the city Feb. 22, asking the court to order the city to grant a building permit extension, after a dispute on whether his project was subject to the ban caused significant delay in the project's completion.

'Elvis' returns to Benton

March 15, 2013

Three local nonprofit groups will benefit from an upcoming musical event featuring Elvis tribute artist Tony Witt.
The concert, a musical tribute celebrating legendary entertainer Elvis Presley, is coming to the stage of Benton High School’s Butler Auditorium in Benton, Arkansas on Saturday evening, April 6. Show time is 7 p.m.
International Award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist Tony Witt, who resides in the Central Arkansas area, has previously performed many times at the Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton.

Michael S. Malarick

March 15, 2013

Michael S. Malarick, 52, of Benton died Wednesday March 13, in Little Rock. He was born August 27, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois. Michael was a Truck Driver and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Ann Malarick, sons, Scott Malarick and Kevin Malarick, both of Chicago, Illinois; daughter, Ashley Lee, Cabot; Parents, Ronald and Marie Malarick, Orland Park, Illinois; sisters, Susan Weber and Jennifer Troutman, both of Orland Park, Illinois; aunt, Tootsie Borders, Argo, Illinois.
Cremation services are through Ashby Funeral Home.

Brandy Ann Baxley Hargrove

March 15, 2013

Brandy Ann Baxley Hargrove, 40, of Galveston, Texas, passed away Feb. 4.  She was born Jan. 30, 1973, in Little Rock to Shirley Moore Berry and Thomas Gerald Baxley.
She is survived by her mother, Shirley Berry and husband Raymond; her father, Tommy Baxley; a daughter, Tara Hargrove; and a son, Raymond Thomas Berry, all of Texas; a sister, Jamie Sue Leigh of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a special companion, Jeff; and many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Bauxite Cemetery with John Baxley officiating. 

Gladys Oleen Henry

March 15, 2013

Gladys Oleen Henry, 91, of Benton passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013.  She was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Hot Springs.  Mrs. Henry was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Effie Carpenter; her husband, Rome James Henry; a son, Rodney Doyle Henry; two brothers and four sisters.

Raymond G. Arey

March 15, 2013

Raymond G. Arey, 78, of Haskell, passed away on Wednesday, March 13. 
Raymond honored God, and country, and adored his family. Born on Dec. 24, 1934, he graduated from Harmony Grove High School in 1954, served his country in the U.S. Air Force and attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.  Raymond owned and operated several businesses: Arey’s  General Store from 1972 to 1992; Homes 4 U, a mobile home dealership; and RGA Properties, a property management company.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.

March 14th

Helmich, Dempsey pace Lady Cards

March 14, 2013

POYEN - The 2013 softball season, though it is still early, has been good to the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals thus far. After winning 6 of its first 7 contests, including a 6-1 win over Arkadelphia on Monday, Harmony Grove got back to work on Tuesday, adding yet another win to the stat sheet.
With red-hot bats and golden gloves, the Lady Cardinals took down the Lady Indians of Poyen with a 19-1 rout on the road. Led by great hitting and stellar pitching, the Lady Cardinals paced their way to a 7-1 start to the year.

BAUXITE – For the second consecutive year, the Bauxite Lady Miners are sending another player out...
HASKELL — The Harmony Grove Cardinals’ pitching has been really good and then not so much...
HASKELL — After a year under Dwaine Fishburn as interim head coach, the Benton High School senior...

 

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