Archive - 2013
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
Infant Robyn Marie Yates of Benton passed away on September 17, 2013.Â She was also born this day to her loving parents, Cole Yates and Katie Simmons.Â
She is preceded in death by her great grandparents, Landon Bryant, Mike Simpson, Sharon Simmons and Charlie Williams and aunt, Robin Nicole Yates.
Ben F. Palmer, 71, of Benton, who was born March 23, 1942, passed away Sept. 16, 2013. He was the pastor of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church for 26 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Floy Palmer.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lynda Palmer; children, Nancy Palmer and Ben Palmer; grandchildren, Kelly (Larry) Chase and Samuel Palmer; great-grandchildren, Madeline Palmer and Kylee Chase; and members of his church family.
Walter E. Collatt, 85, of Haskell passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. at his home.Â He was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Haskell to the late Roy and Lillian Smart Collatt.Â
Mr. Collatt was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church and was employed with Reynolds Mines for 35 years. He was in the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters.
Ruth Mae Smith, 83, Benton, died Sunday.Â She was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Waldron to the late Bert and Mary Wood Singleton. Ruth worked most of her life in California as a supervisor in electronics production.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harvey Smith.Â
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Zapata; two grandchildren, all of California; and a brother, Jody B. Singleton of Benton.
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home of Benton.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.