April 24th, 2013
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Hornets soccer team wasted little time in dispensing of the JA Fair War Eagles 9-0 in 7A/6A South conference play on Friday at Hornets Stadium.
Junior Bryce Denker scored five goals in the win, the second time this season Denker has scored five goals in a game. But Denker didnâ€™t start the game with a goal. It was an assist to senior Cameron Furton from Denker at the 36:14 mark of the first half that got the scoring started.
LITTLE ROCK â€“ The Benton Panthers soccer team had no trouble with the JA Fair War Eagles in 7A/6A South conference action on Wednesday in Little Rock. The Panthers won 7-0 and Coach Bobby Winn said his team didnâ€™t suffer a hangover after its emotional victory against Bryant last week. It was the first time Benton boys soccer beat Bryant since 2004.
â€śThe team played really focused after a huge win vs. Bryant and did not play into a trap game situation,â€ť Winn said.
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornets fell 8-6 to the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves in 7A/6A South conference action on Friday at Lady Hornets Field. Bryant was down 7-2 in the fifth inning, but couldnâ€™t complete the comeback in the bottom of the seventh.
The Lady Wolves jumped on the Lady Hornets (10-9, 6-4 South) in the first inning plating three run in the top half. Bryant responded with a run in the bottom half when junior Katy Stillman scored on a passed ball.
BENTON - The Benton Lady Panthers were the rulers of the 6A South conference a season ago, finishing with an undefeated 14-0 record and earning the No. 1 seed in the 2012 State Tournament. With that season history, a new leader has emerged in the conference; the Sheridan Lady Yellowjackets.
Swifton Tole, age 80, of Pangburn passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Swifton was born in McJester (Cleburne County) on Oct. 27, 1932, to Avalee Henderson and Edmond Swifton Tole. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Henderson and Eddy Tole.
Charles A. Garrett, 85, of Benton, Arkansas, passed away April 18, 2013 at Saline Memorial Hospice surrounded by wife and sons.
Charlie was born March 29, 1928 to the late Arthur and Sylvia Garrett in the southwest Arkansas community known as Weaver.Â He was the second of four siblings including the late George Garrett and the surviving Marion Huegin of Placentia, California and Glenda Westmoreland of Prescott, Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law legislation that will allow Arkansas to use federal Medicaid dollars to purchase private health insurance for thousands of low-income residents.
Beebe signed the bills Tuesday. The measures set up the "private option" program that supporters have touted as an alternative to the Medicaid expansion called for under the federal health care law. The proposal would allow the state to purchase private insurance through an exchange set up through the law.
Relay for Life of Saline County will begin 6 p.m. Friday and conclude 6 a.m. Saturday at Bishop Park in Bryant.
This is an American Cancer Society all-night event, where the community will come together to celebrate,
remember and fight back against cancer.
Following the opening ceremonies will be a scavenger hunt, Luminaria Ceremony, Mr./Ms. Relay Contest, and a tug of war contest.
The event will end with closing ceremonies and a final lap around the track.
For more information contact event chairs Renee Taggart at 501-529-3839 or Monica Harris at 501-804-3875.
An Arkansas Senior Health Insurance Information Program representative will present "Medicare Minute" on Wednesday at 5:30 in the Herzfeld Library in Benton.
The seminar is for anyone interested in learning more about how to navigate Medicare.
This monthâ€™s topic is â€śHow to Pay the Least for Doctorâ€™s Visits.â€ť
The program is open to the public. No registration required.
Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
Martha Rose Bauer, 85, of Benton, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013.Â She was born Jan. 17, 1928, in Kirby, Ark., to the late Ed and Ada Watson Walston.Â Martha was a member of Northside Church of Christ and a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma.Â She was a teacher for more than 25 years.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Frank Bauer.
Survivors include a daughter, Angela Bauer of Benton; and a sister, Edna Walston of Benton.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Ashby Funeral Home with Joel Lewis officiating.Â