Archive - 2013
The Bauxite Community Hall will show "The Outlaw" and Looney Tunes cartoons on Friday at 7 p.m.
Admission will be 25 cents, and cokes and popcorn will be sold at "vintage prices" as well, according to Randle Wilmoth, coordinator for the Bauxite Reunion.
The Old-Fashioned Movie Night is part of the annual Bauxite Reunion festivities, most of which will take place on Saturday.
Elder Theodore â€śTedâ€ť French went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.Â He was born Dec. 24, 1918, in Houston, Ark., to Hugh and Edith French.
He served his country in both the Army and the Navy, receiving an honorable discharge a year before World War II ended.
Mr. French was employed with Allied Van Lines and United Van Lines for a combined total of 30 years, after which he chose to become an independent salesman with Snap-On Tools from 1969 to 1987.Â After many miles and many friends later, Ted decided to retire to his farm in 1987, where he enjoyed the remainder of his days.
Lucy Faye Ray, 77, of Little Rock passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Benton with her family at her side.Â
The daughter of Jessie and Annie Bell McCuin Millsaps, she was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Nogo.Â She was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church in Little.Â Â Lucy enjoyed working in her yard and traveling.Â Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil Ray; two brothers; and three sisters.
Jacquelyn "Jackie" Hosaka passed from this life to be with God on May 21, 2013.
She was born Feb. 6, 1933. Jackie was a Baptist and will be missed by many friends, relatives and loving church family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hosaka; her parents, Jack and WIllie Jones; her brothers. Jesse and Johnny Jones; and her grandson, Tommy Lee White.
Mildred Jewell, 76, of Benton passed away Monday May 20, 2013.
Mildred was born April 6, 1937 in Niceville, Fla., to Albert and Ethyl Evans. Mildred enjoyed reading, puzzles, camping, fishing, and pretty much anything outdoors. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mildred was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 32 years, Sherman A. Jewell; two brothers: Leslie and Lewis Evans; and two sisters, Hettie May King and Mary Dale Blackman.
Mildred is survived by one son, George Bjornson and wife Victoria of Tulsa, Okla.
Claude Lee â€śButchâ€ť Bennett Jr., who friends and family called "Butch," passed away early in the morning on Monday, May 20, 2013.
He was born in Little Rock on Feb. 23, 1945, to the late Claude L. Onie Mae (Golden) Bennett. He loved life and loved the freedoms of America.
He loved to ride motorcycles and put a lot of time into fixing up his motorcycle. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also knew the Lord Jesus Christ. He loved life and was glad he got to know his children better in the end of his life.
Douglas Dean Royce, 56, of Bauxite passed away May 20, 2013.Â He was born Oct. 21, 1956, in Fontana, Calif., to John and Dottie Rolan Royce.
Dean was of the Baptist faith and worked at Landers Auto Dealership as a service tech since 1996.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Royce; grandparents, J.C. and Phyllis Rolan; and a grandson, Payton Conn.
Ishmel C. Norman Sr., age 91, of Bryant passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013. He was born Nov. 25, 1921. in McRae. He was a member of the North Bryant Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Monell Norman; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Norman; three brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by one daughter, Regina Ewald and husband Don; one son, Clint Norman and wife Libby; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dale Norman and wife Cecilia.
The Saline Courier is now accepting entries for the 2014 Pet Calendar contest, a benefit for its Newspapers in Education program.
Sign up for the contest at the Courier office, 321 N. Market St. in Benton, or look for entry forms in select issues of the paper.
Entrants must provide a photo of the pet by itself. The pet must currently reside in Saline County. Each entry is $5.
The top-12 vote-getters will be featured in a 2014 calendar, which will go on sale in November for $2 each.
Each pet will be professionally photographed for the calendar.
The entry period concludes Monday, June 10.
BRYANT â€“ After going a combined 85-8 for a .914 winning percentage its previous three state championship-winning seasons, the Bryant Lady Hornet softball team had a bit of a setback this past year not making it to the playoffs for the first time in Coach Debbie Clarkâ€™s career. Bryant lost five more games in 2013, going 13-13 and 8-6 in the 7A/6A South conference, than it had the previous three seasons combined.