Archive - 2013
Donald Wesley Jordan Sr., 72, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, at his home. He was born Aug. 4, 1940, in St. Louis, Mo.
Donald served his country in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam. He was a certified locksmith, a 32nd-degree Mason, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a Shriner. He was a member of Grape Chapel Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Pearl Adams Jordan; a son, Mark Jordan; and a grandson, Matthew.
BENTON â€“ The Benton Panthers had very little problem to improving to 4-0 in the 7A/6A South conference when they trounced the Arkansas High (Texarkana) Razorbacks 51-23 in a make-up game on Thursday night. Originally scheduled for Tuesday night, the game was postponed to Thursday due to inclement weather.
Ian Shuttleworth, a senior football star for the Bryant High School Hornets, was awarded the coveted Paul Eells Award during the 2012 Landers Award Ceremony on Wednesday.
The show was broadcast from the studios of KATV Channel 7 and included 13 of the top high school athletes in Arkansas. The award, part of the annual Landers Award presentation, recognizes a football player who overcomes obstacles and displays the spirit of the game.
Cleanup of debris from the Christmas Day winter storm is continuing throughout Saline County.
The city of Benton has been collecting curbside yard debris sporadically along roads and by request, according to the Benton Street Department. A comprehensive pickup effort, however, will begin in the middle of next week.
Benton residents may call the street department at 776-5990 to have their names put on a list to ensure the city is aware they have debris that is ready to be picked up, according to the department.
BRYANT - If the 7A/6A conference season wasnâ€™t already a nightmare for the 0-3 Bryant Hornets, Wednesday was. After having to postpone its Tuesday game with Sheridan due to inclement weather, Bryant rescheduled and took the floor Wednesday in hopes of ending its already disappointing conference showing.
The Sheridan Yellowjackets brought their size, speed and athleticism to the Hornets Nest and flew away victorious. Despite losing a large first half lead, the Jackets regained momentum to begin the second half and put the game away for good, winning 61-56.
William Fredrick Sides, 75, of Benton died Tuesday, Jan. 15. He was born Aug. 25, 1937 in Perryville. William was retired from J.J. Alternator. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, William George Sides and Edna Porter Sides.
He is survived by his brothers, Mack Sides and Bobby Sides, both of Benton; and sisters Edna McNeal of Benton and Geneva Huchingson of Hot Springs.
Graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at New Rosemont Cemetery, beside Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
James Ronald Medlin, 55, of Benton passed away Jan.15.Â He was born April 17, 1957 in Benton to the late James and Marie Woodall Medlin.Â
James was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Deborah Hawley.
He is survived by his son, James Christopher Medlin; daughters Rachelle and Amanda Medlin; sisters Lois Richardson and Angela Strand; and four grandchildren.
Graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Fairplay Cemetery, with Rev. Richard Barnett officiating. Arrangements are by Ashby Funeral Home.
Saline County Quorum Court voted late Tuesday to levy an annual voluntary $5 tax on every tax statement for real property in the county for the purpose of financing animal control services in the county.
Ten justices of the peace supported the ordinance that drew harsh criticism from Mark Kizer, who represents District 3 on the court. Also voting against the ordinance were Dr. Allan Dabbs of District 5; and Mike Creekmore of District 11.
After no Major League Baseball player was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time since 1996, Iâ€™ve heard a lot of clamor that the vote should be taken away from sports writers. What? Then who is the vote supposed to go to. The fact no one got into the Hall this year is a testament to how hard it should be to get voted in, regardless who is voting.
Maxwell E. Harmon Jr., 65 of Alexander went to be with his Lord on Jan. 14.
Max was an avid golfer and loved to garden, travel and spend time talking with his many friends from McGeorge Construction.
Max retired from McGeorge in 2010 and spent his retired life traveling with his wife and tending to his dogs, Haskell and Alley, and his cat, Jake. Max was loved and will be missed greatly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Maxwell Harmon Sr. and Oma Gene Harmon.