Archive - 2013
Imogene DuVall White, 86, passed away on June 10, 2013, at Heartland Rehabilitation and Care Facility in Benton.
She was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Grant County to the late E.H. and Ida DuVall. Mrs. White was strong in her faith and worked many years both as a volunteer and an employee at First United Methodist Church in Benton.
The Bryant Organized Neighborhood Association for Improving Development and Environment is free group in Bryant, with participation in events that include Keep Bryant Beautiful Cleanup Days, trail building, and landscaping and workshops on walkability of the city and connectivity of city streets.
Anyone interested in participating may contact the mayor's assistant, Brett Roberts, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who are interested must include contact information in the email, including their name and street address, according to Roberts.
On Saturday, June 8, 2013, Roger "Bigun" Standridge Sr. passed into his heavenly home after surgery complications at UAMS.
He was born Aug. 8, 1949, in Russellville. He was the youngest of three boys.
Roger graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer drafting from Southern Tech University.Â
In 1970 he married Christene Johnson of Bastrop, La. He worked various places in his lifetime with his last employment of eight years being at Alumacraft in Arkadelphia.
Habitat for Humanity in Saline County is sponsoring a tool drive of new and gently used tools on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lowe's in Bryant.
Tools garnered will be used at the construction site or sold at the Habitat ReStore. All proceeds will go to the 2014 youth build.Â
BRYANT â€“ Along with former Bryant Hornet, Bryant Black Sox, and Arkansas Razorback pitcher Trent Daniel (drafted in the 17th round to the Colorado Rockies) in attendance, the Bryant Black Sox swept a two-game series against Russellville by scores of 3-2 and 4-1 on Monday at Bryant Hornet field.
BENTON â€“ It didnâ€™t start well for Benton Sport Shop, but the team cleaned up their play and ended up with their first win of the season in an 11-3 decision over Malvern National Bank on Saturday at Bernard Holland Park.
Benton starter Jay Davies walked the first four batters of the game, the last one resulting in the first run of the game, but settled down and ended up giving a very solid performance. Davies would get out of the inning when Ethan Hendrix forced a man out at home and Davies would strike the next two batters out to get out of the inning.
HOUSTON â€” The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to and disappointment in the Boy Scouts of America's new policy allowing gay Scouts.
The resolution was voted on by members at the denomination's annual meeting in Houston. It also calls on the Boy Scouts to remove executive and board leaders who tried to allow gays as both members and leaders without consulting the many religious groups that sponsor Scout troops.
The Benton Parks and Recreation Department will be showing Looney Tunes and "The Lorax," starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20 in the amphitheater at Tyndall Park.
Benton Parks and Recreation will present free family movies throughout the summer.
Concessions will be available.
The Bryant Historical Society will present "Ms. Gola Boone: Memories of Bryant" Thursday at 6:30 at the Boswell Library.
Boone is a lifetime resident of Bryant, and the Boone family has played a contributing part in the history and heritage of Bryant, said Patsy Kuhn, head of the historical society.
"She will be sharing her memories of over the past 90 years with her usual wit and charm," Kuhn said.
HOT SPRINGS â€” The Hot Springs Planning Commission is scheduled to vote this week on a 58,000-square-foot expansion of Oaklawn Park's gaming area.
Oaklawn General Manager Eric Jackson says the plan is separate from the racetrack's previous expansion, which was completed in May 2009. Jackson tells the Sentinel-Record that Oaklawn has seen "organic growth" since the state legalized electronic gambling machines at racetracks in Hot Springs and West Memphis.
If the planning commission approves the site plan, work could begin next May.