Archive - 2013
Before Sheriff Cleve Barfield began his official duties on Tuesday, he was already making personnel changes.
Effective Oct. 1, on Barfield's first day in office, the personnel roster no longer included Chief Deputy Bill Field and administrative secretary Mistie Oswalt.
"They were not retained," Barfield said Wednesday in response to inquires.
He has not named a new chief deputy.
"I haven't put anybody in there yet," he said, "but maybe I will in the next few days.
BRYANT â€“ The Benton Lady Panthers picked up where they left off the last time they faced their county and 7A/6A South conference rival Bryant Hornets on Tuesday. The Lady Panthers swept the Lady Hornets for the second straight match, taking the match 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-8) in Bryant.
RUSSELLVILLE â€“ At the Russellville Cyclone cross country invitational Saturday, the Bryant Lady Hornets put six runners in the top 15 places, including Melinda Murdockâ€™s individual victory, to win the team championship. Â Bryant scored 35 points to dominate the field of 13 teams.Â Mt. St. Mary took runner-up with 63 points followed by LR Christian (87), Heber Springs (120), Conway (144), and Russellville (166). Â There were 143 indivdual finishers in the race. Â This makes two team championships on the year for Bryant who took the OBU title earlier in the season.
Frank D. Snodgrass, 65, of Benton passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in North Little Rock. He was born Feb. 11, 1948, in Charleston, W.Va., to the late Merle Cornelius and Helen (Huffman) Snodgrass.
Mr. Snodgrass was of Baptist faith and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. He worked at Reynolds Metals; was an employee of the Benton Police Department, having served as a sergeant in the criminal investigation division; and also was a postal clerk with the U.S. Postal Service.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Bertrum Dominic Snodgrass.