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September 20th

Lola Faye Davis Conklin

September 20, 2013

Lola Faye Davis Conklin, 84, of Malvern died the morning of Sept. 19, 2013, at the Hot Springs County Hospital. She was born April 21, 1929, to the late William Benjamin “Bill” Davis and Lucy Belle Montgomery in a farmhouse, at the foot of White Oak Mountain near Waldron. Mrs.

Marion Thomas Simpson

September 20, 2013

Marion Thomas Simpson, 59, or Benton, born June 6, 1954, passed away Sept. 13, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Simpson, and two brothers.
Hi is survived by wife Jeanette Simpson, mother Evelyn, two daughters, one son, three stepsons, two sisters, one brother, and nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Arkansas Funeral Care.
Online guest book: www.arkansasfuneralcare.com

September 19th

Saline County patrol unit never really missing

September 19, 2013

The Saline County patrol that was reported to be missing since May has been located.
It turns out, the vehicle was actually assigned to a detective, and was believed to be missing because the VIN was copied down incorrectly.
This is the reason it was not located in the initial review of the vehicle roster when the vehicle was suspected to be missing, Lt. Scott Courtney said.
The error was discovered during a detailed inventory of vehicles in the sheriff's office in preparation of the leadership transition.

Water main breaks in the area of Lillian and E. Sevier St.

September 19, 2013

Crews have just responded to the area of Lillian and E. Sevier St. for a broken water main, according to the Benton Utilities Facebook page.
They have called in an emergency locate and are gathering the supplies needed to repair it. Water will be off for 2-4 hours while the repair is completed. No boil order is expected for this area.

Hunter McBride Hardin

September 19, 2013

Hunter McBride Hardin, 20, of Searcy passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.  He was born Nov. 25, 1992, in Benton, to Joe Kelly and Kim Moore Hardin. Hunter attended Benton High School.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Kelly Hardin; and his grandparents, Dewey Hardin, Marcelle Hardin and Jerry L. Moore.
He is survived by his mother, Kim Hardin of Searcy; a sister, Shelby Hardin of Fayetteville; and his grandmother, Joyce Moore of Searcy.

Norma Lee (Bright) Hostetler

September 19, 2013

Norma Lee (Bright) Hostetler of Benton passed away in Little Rock on Sept. 17, 2013, at the age of 79. She was born in Bryant on Jan. 10, 1934, to the late Lewis E. Bright and Cora (Gentry) Bright. 
In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her two brothers, Euell “Dick” Bright and Curtis “Burr” Bright; and one sister, Ruth Bright.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Sanders and Doug Sanders; a daughter, Tanya Brazil; and two sisters, Billie Jean Hibbard and Carolyn Colemen.
She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Warren 'Pete' Kuhn Sr.

September 19, 2013

Warren “Pete” 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 Department  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.

Jr. Ladies win 1st conf. match

September 19, 2013

CABOT – 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. 

September 18th

Bryant wins in NLR, Benton takes 2nd

September 18, 2013

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The Bryant and Benton boys’ 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.

Lady Hornets compete well

September 18, 2013

RUSSELLVILLE – 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.

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