Archive - 2013
Warren â€śPeteâ€ť Kuhn Sr., 76, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
He was born Jan. 27, 1937, in New London, Conn., to the late Harry and Alice Beeney Kuhn.
Pete was a member of Park Place Baptist Church of Bryant, the American Red Cross and Salem Fire DepartmentÂ He was retired from the Air Force and Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department..
Pete was preceded in death by his parents and great-granddaughter, Briauna Ceree Tavares.
CABOT â€“ The Benton Junior Lady Panther volleyball team went to Cabot to play the South team and came away with their first conference victory of the season on Monday night. Benton beat Cabot South in close sets, losing the first 25-27 before taking the next two 25-18 and 15-13.
It was the Jr. Lady Panthers' first close win of the year and Benton's first three-set win. Emme Edmondson had eight kills, Lenzie Newman seven and Sydney Channel had five for a well-rounded attack.Â
NORTH LITTLE ROCK â€“ The Bryant and Benton boysâ€™ golf teams came in first and second respectively at Emerald Golf Course in North Little Rock on Monday. Bryant Junior Luke Brantley and sophomore Drew Castleberry each shot a 1-under 34 at the par-35 nine-hole golf course to take the overall medalist and lead Bryant to a 104 for the win.
Benton took second with a 108, while Maumelle (137), Pulaski Robinson (146), Little Rock Parkview (150) and Jacksonville (172) rounded out the rest.
RUSSELLVILLE â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornets went 2-4 in the Cyclone Invitational in Russellville on Saturday. Starting out with a familiar 7A/6A South conference foe J.A. Fair, Bryant swept them 25-8 and 25-5 before running into fellow 7A school Mount Saint Mary in the next match, falling to the Belles 18-25 and 13-25.
When Brian and Angela Rowe and their three children traveled to Uganda as part of a mission effort, they expected to embrace new experiences in that land so vastly different from the USA.
What they didnâ€™t expect was to add to their family â€” and to do so in a way they never would have imagined possible.
The Rowes recently returned from that primitive area, bringing with them not only the three children they took with them, but also a fourth child who is a walking testament to Christian faith and the fundamental will to live in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
NEW YORK â€” Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.
The fine line that the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates reflects how heated the issue has become, particularly in light of recent mass shootings.
A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of NASA's private suppliers for the high-flying lab.
Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its first-ever supply ship from Virginia's Eastern Shore, the departing point for a NASA moonshot less than two weeks ago.
"Look out ISS, here we come," the company said in a tweet.
The capsule named Cygnus â€” bearing 1,300 pounds of food, clothing and goodies for the astronauts â€” is due at the orbiting outpost on Sunday, following four days of testing.
The Block Party Lego Club, for ages 4 to 14, will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today at Boswell Library in Bryant.
The group meets monthly to build "Lego masterpieces." A new theme will be explored each month. Call 501-847-2166 for more information.
Douglas Wayne Jondro, 58, of Bauxite passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.Â He was born Nov. 24, 1954 in Little Rock.Â
Douglas was preceded in death by his father, Bud Jondro.
He is survived by his wife, Janette Jondro of Bauxite; a son, David Jondro and wife Sara of Russellville; a daughter, Amie White and husband John of Benton; his mother, Bobbi Mozley of North Little Rock; a sister, Vicki Vier and husband Bill of East End; and two grandchildren, Lannah Grace White and Elliott Joy White.
Craig Carl Byrd, 52, of Malvern, passed away September 16, 2013 after a losing battle with many health problems. He was born on September 23, 1960 in Benton to Cleston and Carmon Byrd. Craig attended and graduated from Harmony Grove High School in 1978.
Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Cleston and Carmon Byrd of Haskell and his wife, Patty Sands of Malvern.Â